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UCLA's Ball, Villanova's Josh Hart lead list of top players

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:51am

It didn't take long to spot college basketball's top performers this season, not with star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball flirting with a triple-double and Kansas' Frank Mason III scoring 30 on opening night.

Pedestrian dead after being hit by Mississippi police car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:51am

Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a police vehicle in Gulfport.

Man arrested in Ecuador in brazen NYC theft of gold flakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:40am

The New York Police Department says a man has been arrested in Ecuador in the brazen theft of an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in midtown Manhattan.

1 student hurt, 1 person in custody in Ohio school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:40am

Authorities responding to a shooting at an Ohio school say one student was hurt and one person is in custody.

Cops: Teller throws GPS in bag with cash to nab bank robber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:30am

Police say a quick-thinking bank teller in Pennsylvania helped them catch a robber by tossing a GPS device into the money sack he took.

Only minor injuries after truck smashes through side of bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:00am

Authorities say several people escaped with minor injuries after a pickup truck smashed through the side of a public transit bus in Syracuse.

Raining $20s: Money falls out of armored car on interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:50am

Police say a number of people grabbed some quick cash when the back of an armored car opened on Interstate 40 in Raleigh.

Lottery loser waives consolidated threat charges to court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:50am

A Philadelphia woman accused of making repeated obscene and threatening phone calls to Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters has waived her right to a preliminary hearing after prosecutors consolidated some charges.

The Latest: Mexican druglord "El Chapo" is in US courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:41am

The Latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman facing drug trafficking and other charges in the United States (all times local):

Woman charged in teen's shooting says she felt unsafe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:21am

A central Georgia woman charged with shooting a teenage boy in the head says she and her husband had been terrorized at home by rock-throwing youths.

Guilty plea by man in $3M Connecticut jewelry heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:21am

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty for his role in a kidnapping and the theft of about $3 million worth of merchandise from a Connecticut jewelry store.

Documents: Prosecutor caught on video having sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:00am

Court documents show that a Georgia prosecutor arrested in a prostitution sting was shown on video having sex.

DC police shot at, then fire on pursuit suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:43am

District of Columbia police have charged a man with shooting at an off-duty officer and leading authorities on a chase.

Obama denies pardon request for former Alabama governor

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:03am

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.

NTSB: Pilot certified 21 days before Lake Erie plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50am

The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.

$43M verdict upheld for duo exonerated in LI teen's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:40am

A federal appeals court has upheld a $43 million jury verdict against a Long Island county after DNA evidence exonerated three men who had been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a teenager in 1984.

Obama denies pardon request for former Alabama governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:20am

President Barack Obama will not pardon former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:11am

Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump's criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon.

NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:31pm

A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial.

Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges

Tom Hays, Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:25pm

Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday.