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Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited President Donald Trump to address joint session of Congress next month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:01am

Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited President Donald Trump to address joint session of Congress next month.

Judge weighs whether to give death penalty in girl's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:41am

A Mississippi judge has begun examining evidence and hearing testimony into whether a man should receive the death penalty after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and hanging her by using her socks.

Volunteer on USS Yorktown celebrates 95th birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:31am

A fighter pilot who flew missions in World War II from the USS Yorktown celebrated his 95th birthday on the ship, now part of a museum in South Carolina.

1st of 37 defendants is sentenced in fraternity hazing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

The first of 37 suspects charged in the fraternity hazing death of a New York City college student in Pennsylvania has been sentenced.

Judge: Release video in Charlotte police shooting of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

A North Carolina judge has ordered the release of video showing a fatal shooting by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in 2012.

Police: Delaware officer fatally shoots armed male

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

Police in Delaware say an officer fatally shot a male armed with a handgun.

Sister: Teen suspect in Ohio school shooting 'not a monster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:11am

The sister of the 17-year-old boy suspected in an Ohio school shooting that injured two says he made a mistake, but he's "not a monster."

Union official: Cleveland police officer hit on highway dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:10am

A Cleveland police union official says an officer struck by a vehicle on an interstate has died.

Dentist fined $1.1M for assuming dead colleague's identity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:10am

A New Jersey dentist has been fined $1.1 million by the federal government for assuming the identity of a dead colleague and submitting fraudulent Medicaid bills after losing his license.

New sheriff asks for ticket after getting caught speeding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:00am

A Florida sheriff asked to be ticketed after a deputy pulled him over for speeding in his unmarked car.

Minnesota governor eyes fast return to work after collapse

Kyle Potter., Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:33am

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top staffer said he was OK and planned to return to work Tuesday after he collapsed during his State of the State speech.

Partner of artist colony leader sorry about deadly blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:20am

The longtime partner of the founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death in a fire last month says she's sorry about what happened but is angry about what she called "pretty terrible" treatment by the media and ex-neighbors.

Police: Florida man stabbed dog that wouldn't stop barking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:10am

Police say a South Florida man stabbed his dog in the leg with a kitchen knife when it wouldn't stop barking.

3 dead after shooting outside Atlanta drive-thru restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:50am

Authorities say three men in their 20s have been killed after a shooting outside a drive-thru restaurant in Atlanta.

Workers dismayed by President Trump's federal hiring freeze

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:50am

Federal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too.

'Get up. We've got to get out': Storms kill 20 in the South

Brendan Farrington and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:20am

Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run.

2 arrested in house fire that killed more than 50 pets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:10am

Two people have been arrested after more than 50 animals died in Florida house fire earlier this month.

Man attacked, injured by dogs near where boy was killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:00am

There has been another dog attack in the same Atlanta neighborhood where a boy was killed by dogs last week.

Alaska strip club owner gets probation in waste dumping case

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:30am

An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from a floating strip club he was operating has been spared serving prison time.

Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:31pm

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.