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Idaho truck driver sentenced for fatal head-on collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

An Idaho truck driver was sentenced to one year of probation and 96 hours of community service for an accident that killed a 7-year-old girl.

Thai man living in Florida found dead along Oklahoma highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

State investigators have identified a man whose body was found on the side of a highway in central Oklahoma as a native of Thailand who had been living in Florida.

Retired priest facing charge of touching teen 14 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:32am

An 86-year-old retired priest has turned himself in to face a charge in Virginia of inappropriately touching a teenage girl 14 years ago.

Penalty for refusing to get health insurance remains intact

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:28am

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law who wanted to get rid of the penalty people were assessed for not having health insurance will have to wait longer for relief after the Senate early Friday defeated the GOP's scaled-back version of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act. .

Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west of New Orleans, where owner John Cummings has infused the traditional antebellum plantation tour with an unflinching look at human bondage in the Old South.

In shooting simulator, fairgoers aim from police perspective

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

When the gunman showed up at the hospital, Mike McDorman raised his handgun, took aim and shot the guy. He did the same when an impaired driver stepped out of a vehicle and aimed his way.

Death of child found in car in Wyoming investigated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

Police in Wyoming are investigating the death of a child found inside a car in Laramie.

Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:01am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Man faces preliminary murder charge in Indiana officer death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:51am

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the fatal shooting of a police officer who was trying to assist him after he and another man became trapped in a car after crashing in Indianapolis.

More charges filed against 'AK-47 bandit' suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:36am

Federal charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," accused of robbing banks in five states.

Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:31am

A lawsuit filed by the parents of a Texas woman who killed herself after reporting she was sexually assaulted while attending the University of Alabama has been amended to include the school as a defendant.

Priebus takes his turn on the Trump administration hot seat

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title.

Deputy saved by vest now jailed, accused of shooting self

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky said he was shot by a motorcyclist he was trying to pull over, and was saved by his bulletproof vest.

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Ex-trooper sentenced convicted of forging dead judge's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

A retired Pennsylvania state trooper convicted of forging a dead judge's signature to avoid paying part of his pension to his ex-wife will spend nearly four years in prison.

Rain-swollen creek floods Salt Lake-area library basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:56am

A rain-swollen creek and overwhelmed storm drains are being blamed for flooding that damaged thousands of books in the basement of a Salt Lake City-area library.

83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:51am

An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving a family member, police said Friday.

University of Wyoming plans to build new residence halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

The University of Wyoming hopes to have at least two new residence halls built or under construction by 2022 as part of a five-year housing plan.