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Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:46pm

A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales.

Man pleads not guilty to threatening Globe journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:39pm

A Los Angeles man has pleaded not guilty to making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe.

Garbage trucks honor sanitation worker who died on the job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:38pm

Several garbage trucks participated in a funeral procession to honor a sanitation worker who was killed on the job in southern Michigan.

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:22pm

A federal appeals court has blocked a lower court ruling expanding the kinds of proof of identity that voters can use in North Dakota elections.

The Latest: Suspect pleads not guilty Arizona girls' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:05pm

The Latest on a man charged with killing two Arizona girls who disappeared years ago (all times local):

Woman charged with leaving a Chihuahua to die in trash bin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:01pm

Authorities say a Florida woman wrapped her small dog in a trash bag and left it to die in a trash bin behind an apartment complex.

Man falls 250 feet to his death in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:55pm

Authorities say a Connecticut man who spent the evening camping atop a waterfall fell 250 feet (76 meters) to his death in New Hampshire.

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:50pm

Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while his lawyer argued that the 81-year-old comedian is too old and frail to serve time behind bars.

El Chapo prosecutors seek to bar Trump's 'flipper' remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:34pm

Prosecutors want a judge to keep lawyers for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') from using President Donald Trump's negative comments about government cooperators to help defend the notorious Mexican drug lord.

Newly released records show lead-up to parking lot shooting

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:24pm

Florida authorities on Monday released hundreds of new pages in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting a black man in a parking lot dispute in July.

Bald eagle with lead poisoning recovering at raptor center

Brian Walker'alene Press, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:14pm

This wasn't how Janet Medley wanted to spot a bald eagle.

Ex-Rep. Dingell suggests he may leave hospital Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:49pm

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell has suggested to his followers on Twitter that he may be released from a Detroit-area hospital Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh to receive up-or-down vote in the Senate 'in the near future'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:25pm

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh to receive up-or-down vote in the Senate 'in the near future'

Senate leader McConnell accuses Democrats of 'aiding and abetting' a 'smear campaign' against court nominee Kavanaugh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:16pm

Senate leader McConnell accuses Democrats of 'aiding and abetting' a 'smear campaign' against court nominee Kavanaugh.

Woman in videotaped beach arrest indicted on assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:59pm

A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest at a New Jersey beach over Memorial Day weekend was captured on video has been indicted on charges of aggravated assault of a police officer.

Voting in America is nuts; here’s how to plan ahead

Cynthia Gordy Giwa, Propublica  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:55pm

Let’s get you ready to vote. There are three key questions you should ask.

Examiner not sure what ultimately caused Fargo woman's death

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:39pm

A medical examiner testified Monday that he isn't sure whether a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb died from blood loss or strangulation.

Idaho sheriff takes heat for sexual assault meme post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:34pm

A county sheriff in north-central Idaho has apologized for a meme his wife posted to his Facebook page mocking women who don't immediately report sexual assault.

The Latest: 2 GOP politicians allowed on W.Va. Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:34pm

The Latest on challenges to the appointments of two Republican politicians to the West Virginia Supreme Court (all times local):

Fill-in justices reject challenges to West Virginia Supreme Court appointments; GOP appointees will serve on court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:29pm

Fill-in justices reject challenges to West Virginia Supreme Court appointments; GOP appointees will serve on court.