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Grand jury indicts Alaska man tied to girl's death

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:25pm

An Alaska man physically took the cellphone away from a 10-year-old girl who was later found dead, and he lied to authorities when he said he found her phone on the ground, according to a federal grand jury indictment filed Thursday.

Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:10pm

Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England.

The Latest: Police: Gang members in shootout with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:34pm

The Latest on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in a shootout in East Los Angeles (all times local):

Tennessee lawsuit over mishandled burials goes to jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:23pm

Attorneys for funeral homes being sued over the way a Tennessee cemetery mishandled burials say the fault lies with the cemetery, but the plaintiffs' attorneys say the funeral homes should have made sure the burials were done properly.

Colorado police make arrest in 30-year-old slaying of woman

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:15pm

Colorado police arrested a man in a 30-year-old murder case Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted, stabbed and beat a woman to death in an alley when he was 15.

Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:48pm

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on private jets in the last 14 months, a state ethics board said Thursday, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contributions allowable under Iowa's gift law.

Sex offenders want to be deported but California keeps them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:43pm

At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wanting to be deported, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Utahn who died trying to save drowning mom, child named Carnegie hero

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:40pm

A Sandy man who jumped into the fast-moving and cold Provo River in an attempt to save a woman and her daughter in 2017 is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

Former college student found guilty for role in teen's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:21pm

A jury found a former Virginia Tech student guilty Thursday for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl two years ago.

Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:19pm

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.

Sheriff heard on tape making disparaging remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:17pm

A recording has surfaced of a New Jersey county sheriff making disparaging comments about blacks and the state's first Sikh attorney general and Gov. Phil Murphy is calling on the official to resign.

Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:06pm

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city.

Arkansas justices face ethics charges over judge's case

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:06pm

A disciplinary panel filed ethics charges Thursday against six Arkansas Supreme Court justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from handling any execution-related cases.

Hearing denied for man who blames killing on war flashback

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:42pm

New Hampshire has denied a pardon hearing request Thursday from a man who strangled his fiancée and stabbed her seven times in the heart 35 years ago.

Florida man accused of shooting, injuring a pit bull

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:40pm

Authorities say a Florida man who shot a pit bull multiple times has been arrested.

Florida Woman charged with threatening coworkers in emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:38pm

Authorities say a Florida woman threatened to kill her coworkers in a series of emails.

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:34pm

A judge has ordered the election for a state House seat in North Georgia be redone after dozens voted in the wrong race.

Trooper: Drunken Missouri man dragged horse behind his truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:33pm

Authorities say a drunken southwestern Missouri man badly injured a horse by dragging it behind his pickup truck until he was stopped by angry witnesses.

Salt Lake City mayor hoping another Olympics 'clicks' with committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:30pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is part of a delegation pitching the city's bid for another Winter Games at an annual meeting of U.S. Olympic officials in Colorado Springs.