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Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

An Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings, likely intends to attack several people linked to a sexual assault case against him, authorities said Wednesday.

More counts expected against student charged with assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

A University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting and choking a woman is expected to face additional charges after investigators say they were contacted by dozens of other women.

Homeless advocates, Democrats appeal Ohio voting rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

Advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party filed a longshot appeal with the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the justices to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional ballots because of minor mistakes or omissions.

Ex-Detroit council president pleads guilty in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

The former president of the Detroit City Council pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a teen more than a decade ago when he was a TV journalist.

Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law.

Baltimore mother sues police after son was killed in chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00am

The mother of a baby killed during a police chase in northeast Baltimore is suing Baltimore County Police.

Defense rests in bridge trial of 2 former Christie allies

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00am

The defense rested Wednesday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, with a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie implying that others who have testified in the trial may have suffered from selective amnesia because of their connections to the two-term Republican governor.

Shooting at Ohio home kills girl; 2 adults, suspect wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:41am

Police say a shooting at a home in Ohio's capital left a 2-year-old girl dead and three other people hurt, including a suspect.

State trooper struck by vehicle on upstate NY road dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:31am

New York State Police say a trooper has died after he was hit by a vehicle on an upstate road while on duty near a state police station.

Man who killed 3 pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:31am

A Hayden man has pleaded guilty in connection to a fatal head-on crash that killed a father and his two young daughters.

Lawsuit challenges Denver's sweeps of the homeless

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:30am

When Jerry Burton's sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with backup gear he keeps hidden for emergencies — whether his or someone else's. Now he's one of nine homeless people suing in federal court to try to stop the city's sweeps of homeless encampments and, as he sees it, restore the dignity and respect of people who can't find a home of their own in a growing city.

Obamacare woes to linger long after Obama is gone

Stephen Collinson, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:29am

President Barack Obama leaves the White House in 12 weeks, but the law that bears his name will polarize politics long after he's gone.

The Latest: Oklahoma suspect mentioned targets in video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing two relatives, shooting two police officers and armed vehicle thefts (all times local):

Correction: Shrubland Refuge story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

In a story Oct. 25 about a new national wildlife refuge, The Associated Press incorrectly described the species that stand to be protected. Federal wildlife officials say 136 species of butterflies, moths, birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians and beetles would benefit from the establishment of the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, not 2,100 types of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

'Pastry gun' case involving Maryland boy settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21am

An official says the family of a then-7-year-old student who was suspended from school for shaping his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun has reached a monetary settlement with the school department.

Oregon standoff juror questions impartiality of fellow juror

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:07am

Federal prosecutors' case against the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge hit a bump Tuesday when a juror raised questions about the impartiality of another person on the panel.

Former deputy charged with taking money from police league

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:01am

A former sheriff's deputy in central Idaho accused of stealing from a police program intended to create positive relationships with local youths has been charged with six counts of felony misuse of public funds by a public employee.

Man who crashed into house pleads guilty to manslaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:51am

A southeast Idaho man who crashed a vehicle into a house and killed the 92-year-old resident has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter.

Protest paralyzes NY-New Jersey bridge; drivers outraged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:50am

Police say they've arrested 10 protesters for chaining themselves together and lying down on the George Washington Bridge.