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Driver stopped for speeding, then charged in murder attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:55am

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says an Illinois driver was stopped for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike and then charged with attempted murder after a trooper noticed signs of violence.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:55am

Iowa's largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers.

Police expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:40am

Authorities are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead on a northern Indiana trail.

Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:40am

Russian officials say their ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died in New York City at 64.

Otter seeks to intervene in federal logging lawsuit

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:30am

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has asked to intervene in a lawsuit involving an environmental group and the U.S. Forest Service over a proposed logging project.

The Latest: Heavy downpours hit already soggy California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:20am

The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

Missing Texas dad of 3 is found in Ohio, met someone online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:10am

Police in Ohio say they've safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers.

Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:54am

The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.

Chicago woman faces murder charge in baby's starvation death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:50am

Authorities say a Chicago woman faces a first-degree murder charge accusing her of starving her 2-month-old son to death in 2014.

Florida prosecutors can seek death penalty despite questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:50am

Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found a new death penalty law unconstitutional.

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:30am

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:26am

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

Storms, tornado damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:26am

Severe storms, including at least one tornado, have wreaked widespread damage across parts of San Antonio, damaging dozens of homes but causing only minor injuries.

Former student in prep school sex assault wants new trial

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:04am

A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex — requiring him to register as a sex offender for life — is asking for a new trial.

Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:04am

Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010.

Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas

Roxanna Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:44am

Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas.

Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:40am

President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies.

Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:03am

President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies.

Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:02am

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.