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Cops: Man holding $30K in stolen jewelry overdoses in bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:20am

A man is jailed on charges he was holding $30,000 worth of stolen jewelry when he suffered an apparent drug overdose inside a Pennsylvania bank.

Sessions: Law enforcement must 'put bad men behind bars'

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:15am

The Justice Department is creating a multi-agency task force to combat violent crime.

Woman gets 50 years for poisoning, burning 5-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:15am

A Maryland woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for giving her 5-year-old son a fatal overdose of antihistamine before setting her car on fire with the boy inside.

Pastor faces 60 years in prison for fleecing 2 parishioners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:10am

The former pastor of a Connecticut church has pleaded no contest to charges that he fleeced two parishioners out of a combined $400,000.

The Latest: Mardi Gras reveler: 'People can act like fools'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:10am

The Latest on Mardi Gras celebrations that end with Fat Tuesday, the culmination of the Carnival season (all times local):

Patrol: Ohio driver fled crash, died in culvert where he hid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:10am

The State Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old driver mysteriously died in a drainage culvert where he hid after a crash in rural southeastern Ohio and refused to leave.

California man sentenced for assaulting girls in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:00am

A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.

3 dead, 2 injured when plane crashes on California homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:54am

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said.

Forecast predicts Midwest tornadoes, wildfires in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:50am

Forecasters say parts of the central United States could see strong tornadoes and damaging winds in a late-winter storm system, while areas of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico could be beset by wildfires.

Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

David Bauder and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:46am

When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked.

LAPD names officer who fired gun during struggle with teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:43am

The Los Angeles Police Department has named the officer who was angry with teens walking on his yard and discharged a gun during a scuffle with them outside his home in suburban Anaheim.

911 dispatcher has disciplinary hearing in Tamir Rice case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:34am

Cleveland's police chief has held a disciplinary hearing for the 911 dispatcher who took a call that led to an officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice, a black boy who was playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center in 2014.

Police: Pennsylvania nurse recorded videos of naked patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:04am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania nurse recorded videos of naked female patients.

The Latest: Ryan sees Trump as 'chairman,' not details guy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:50am

The Latest on Congress (all times local):

$20 debt leads to melee at Florida Girl Scout cookie stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:24am

Law enforcement officials say an argument over a $20 debt led to a melee at a Girl Scout cookie stand outside a Wal-Mart store in central Florida.

Connecticut family whose dog was killed by cops gets $885K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:20am

Connecticut's capital city has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to a family whose dog was killed by two police officers 11 years ago.

Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child's party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:15am

A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats.

Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:20am

Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.

Historically black colleges push for financial support

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 3:29am

Presidents from a majority of the country's historically black colleges and universities are in Washington this week, calling for $25 billion in the upcoming budget to help address priorities including infrastructure, college readiness and financial aid as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order aimed at signaling his commitment to the schools.