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Gov. LePage: Most drug dealers arrested are black, Hispanic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:00am

Republican Gov. Paul LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic.

Deputies: Dogs die after man feeds them methamphetamine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:50am

Authorities have arrested a 40-year-old Laurel County man they say fed methamphetamine to two dogs that later died.

State: Accidental overdoses killed record 3,050 in Ohio in 2015 as addictions epidemic worsens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:40am

State: Accidental overdoses killed record 3,050 in Ohio in 2015 as addictions epidemic worsens.

Officer set to plead in taped beating of driver after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:40am

A New Hampshire state trooper involved in the videotaped beating of a man after a two-state car chase is set to plead guilty to several charges.

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:32am

Mylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up programs that help patients pay for the drug.

10 ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for slush funds case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:30am

Ten former Navajo Nation lawmakers have been sentenced for their involvement in misusing the tribe's discretionary fund.

Detroit Medical Center stung by problems with unclean tools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:00am

A senior official at Detroit Medical Center says problems with unclean surgical tools need to be fixed and have caused doctors to cancel procedures.

The Latest: Outside crews helping tornado-hit Indiana city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:50am

The Latest on recovery efforts from tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

Salem police investigating explosion of LGBT newspaper box

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

Police in Salem are investigating the detonation of an explosive placed inside a news box for an LGBT newspaper as a possible hate crime.

Single punch didn't kill Iowan, medical examiner says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

The Polk County medical examiner says one punch to the face didn't kill a 32-year-old Des Moines man.

Wilmington police pay for haircuts for girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:00am

Dozens of girls who are going back to school next week have Wilmington police officers to thank for their new hairdos.

Police: 3 accused of blowing up turtle with firecrackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:00am

Police in Pennsylvania say two men and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges after they exploded two M-80 firecrackers on a turtle, killing the reptile.

Former pro wrestler running for state representative seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50am

A former professional wrestler who once grappled with the likes of Hulk Hogan is now running for a state representative seat in Connecticut.

Man rescued after nearly 40-foot fall into hold of ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:40am

Officials in Alabama say a man has been rescued after falling roughly 40 feet into a hold of a ship out of Norway.

Boy, 5, uses allowance to buy lunch for police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20am

A 5-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch tab for his police department.

NTSB: Plane lost fuel pumps before Alabama crash, killing 6

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20am

A pilot told air traffic controllers that fuel pumps aboard the plane were failing before it plunged to the ground and caught fire near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, killing six people from Mississippi, according to a new report from federal aviation investigators.

Sheriff: Suicidal man shot by Florida sheriff's deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20am

Sheriff's officials in Florida say a deputy fatally shot a suicidal man who refused to follow orders during a brief confrontation in a backyard near Orlando.

Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:11am

Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday.

Judge to rule if Illinois terrorism suspect is mentally fit

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:10am

A federal judge will consider on whether a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect who says aliens and Freemasons are after him is mentally fit for trial.