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Trump lashes out over foundation shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:50am

President Donald Trump is lashing out at New York Democrats over their efforts to shut down his charitable foundation.

N. Carolina school bus crash injuring 13 yields more charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:36am

The woman charged with hitting a school bus that overturned in North Carolina is now charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

Trump suggests US troops no longer needed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:14am

President Donald Trump says U.S. troops do not need to remain in Syria.

AP obtains exclusive data showing most of the 14,300 migrant children in custody are in facilities with 100-plus kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:01am

— AP obtains exclusive data showing most of the 14,300 migrant children in custody are in facilities with 100-plus kids.

Inmate in hot water: Police find escapee soaking in hot tub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:51am

An escaped inmate is back in custody after being found soaking in a hot tub at an Ohio senior living community, still wearing her yellow jail outfit.

US preparing for 'full' and 'rapid' withdrawal from Syria, defense official says

Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:43am

Planning is underway for a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US troops from Syria, a US defense official told CNN Wednesday.

Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:31am

A former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains.

Finial swiped from conservatory dome returned, gift wrapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:11am

A golden ball swiped from the top of the conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park has been returned, gift wrapped in a giant Christmas stocking.

Air Force to release report into 'active shooter' reaction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:44am

An Air Force base in Ohio plans to release its findings into a chaotic "active shooter" false alarm after a 911 call to base security.

Kansas to pay $1.1M in wrongful conviction look-alike case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:43am

Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him.

The Latest: Senate to vote Wednesday on stopgap funding bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:42am

The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local):

Former evidence tech sentenced for stealing, consuming meth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:33am

A former Weber County Sheriff's Office evidence technician who stole and ate methamphetamine while working in the evidence locker faces having to serve a year in jail.

Prosecutor drops charges against handcuffed, beaten man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:29am

A Tennessee prosecutor says authorities have dismissed charges against a black man who was filmed being struck by a white police officer while he was handcuffed earlier this month.

Texas teen gets 12 years in prison for stabbing classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:22am

A former high school student has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for cutting the throat of a classmate at a Fort Worth high school.

Police: Attentive student stops school shooting plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 4:28am

Police say an attentive student helped foil an alleged school shooting plot at a Vermont middle school.

Florida's US Sen. Marco Rubio seeks pardon for Groveland 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 2:30am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on Florida officials to formally pardon four young African-American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.

Maryland man exonerated of murder after 27 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 2:06am

Authorities say a Maryland man has spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

Senate to vote on funding bill, easing shutdown threat

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:14pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will take up a short-term measure Wednesday to fund the federal government through Feb. 8, a move that eases the risk of a shutdown and comes only after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for border wall funds.

Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:13pm

A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, "Arguably you sold your country out."