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Man pleads guilty to killing man with samurai sword

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:36am

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2008 death of a man found stabbed with his own samurai sword.

Giant pyramid tourist attraction burns in northern Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:30am

Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois.

The Latest: Trump uses 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' for foes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:23am

The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local):

Woman with $92K in unpaid tolls and fees gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:19am

A woman who racked up more than $92,000 in unpaid tolls and fees for evading hundreds of tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a five-year period has pleaded guilty to theft of services.

3 victims identified after Florida Everglades plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:18am

Authorities have identified three victims of a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades.

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:51am

A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts.

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:53am

Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open.

2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:39am

A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

Washington Metro, union leaders meet amid strike threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:17am

Leaders of the Washington Metro's largest union have met with Metro officials in the first meeting since workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, but little appears to have been resolved.

Man accused of killing 2 appointed high-priced attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:57pm

A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been appointed the high-priced attorney he asked for last year.

Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:39pm

Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.

Swimmers barely escape before driver crashes into pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:35pm

Police say a group of children and adults in an above-ground pool in Pennsylvania barely managed to get out the way before a car smashed into it.

Deputy names, other details released in Minnesota shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:22pm

More details have been released in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old student in suburban Minneapolis, including the names of the sheriff's deputies involved.

Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:13pm

A two-year investigation has led to the closure of six of Virginia's nearly 30 fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained and chased by hunting dogs, Attorney General Mark Herring's office said.

Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:09pm

A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.

3rd woman arrested in beating, stabbing of Applebee's server

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:02pm

A third woman has been arrested in the beating and stabbing of an Applebee's waitress who Georgia authorities say accidentally brushed against a customer's leg.

Police: Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:02pm

Authorities say a woman drunkenly crashed an ice cream truck into a car, injuring three people on National Ice Cream Day.

Probation revoked for man in forced-abortion case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:16pm

A West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison after initially getting probation for impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was then forced to get an abortion.

The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:01pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):