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Sheriff: 4 found dead near Rio Grande in south Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:32am

A sheriff in South Texas says Border Patrol agents have discovered the bodies of four people within a wildlife management area near the border.

Minnesota man to be sentenced for 1983 rape, homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:26am

A man whose conviction for the 1983 rape and killing of a Minneapolis teenager was made possible by DNA evidence is being sentenced Tuesday.

Case on hold for man charged with posing as missing child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:04am

The case of a 24-year-old Ohio man charged with impersonating a long-missing child is on hold in federal court.

Illinois boy, 15, dies in crash at Michigan dirt bike race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:02am

Authorities say a 15-year-old Illinois boy has died after a crash during a dirt bike race in Michigan.

South Dakota judge weighs execution for 27-year-old homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:34am

A South Dakota judge will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to set an execution date for a man convicted of stabbing a former co-worker to death 27 years ago during a burglary at a doughnut shop.

Student helps erect historical marker for Delaware lynching

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:53am

A high school student's activism has persuaded Delaware to install a historical marker commemorating the state's only documented lynching.

Georgia's ruling party announces electoral changes

Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:29am

The leader of Georgia's ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters.

The Latest: Iran envoy to Japan seeks support over US crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:19am

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Prep school grad linked to sex assault released from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:16pm

A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate is set to be released from jail.

Pompeo sets out to build global coalition against Iran

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:38pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran.

New phase in 2020 presidential race tests Dems' aggression

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:26pm

The unwritten rules that have so far prevented the Democratic presidential contest from devolving into all-out conflict are about to be tested.

Grand Canyon crews finish 2.7-square-mile prescription fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:22pm

Authorities say Grand Canyon National Park has completed ignition operations on a prescribed fire.

Report: US must communicate better with hostage families

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:02pm

The United States must do a better job communicating with families of American hostages held overseas, including telling "hard truths" to loved ones about the chances for rescue and clarifying the government's position on ransom payments to captors, according to a new report.

Closing arguments set for missing Chinese scholar case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:50pm

Closing arguments are set for the federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China.

1-year-old child left in SUV dies in south Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:47pm

A 1-year-old child has died after being left in a parked SUV in south Texas for about five hours.

Wet spring means a bad summer for mosquitoes in Utah County

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:36pm

An extremely wet spring in Utah County is expected to bring a monster summer for mosquitoes.

Police officer fatally shot at Missouri food market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:50pm

A police officer responding to a bad check complaint at a food market has been shot and killed near St. Louis.

California man jumps into river to elude homeowner, police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:06pm

Officials say a California man jumped into a river to elude a homeowner and police following a report of a burglary.

Exhibit will show rare copy of Declaration of Independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 5:55pm

A Yale University library will display a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and hold a public reading to mark the 243rd anniversary of the nation's founding.