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The Latest: Sheriff says police have found parts of plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:35pm

The Latest on the crash of a cargo jetliner near Houston (all times local):

Judge dismisses most of lawsuit against DeOrr Kunz private investigator

Mike Price,  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:01pm

A judge has thrown out most of a lawsuit against the private investigator originally hired by the family of DeOrr Kunz Jr. to help find the missing toddler.

The Latest: Defense officials tour sections of border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:47pm

The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the Southwest border (all times local):

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:28pm

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to "the heart of the criminal justice system" and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed Saturday by special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

Sheriff's deputy shot, man dead in Tennessee during standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:42pm

Authorities say a man who fired on sheriff's deputies has died in a standoff at a Tennessee home in which deputies returned fire and one of the officers was shot and wounded.

Israel's moon mission, a tiny tyrannosaur and Neptune's new moon: This week in space and science

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:42pm

A Japanese space probe fired a bullet into an asteroid, and Israel launched a spacecraft to the moon in the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land on its surface.

Idaho prison guard sentenced to 3 years for drug trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:42pm

A former Idaho corrections officer has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for his part in a major drug trafficking operation.

Ogden Fire Department: 1 dead after fire at storage facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:40pm

Authorities in Ogden say one man is dead and another critically injured following a fire in a unit at a storage facility Saturday.

Chicago-area man gets 24 years for student's drug death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:27pm

A suburban Chicago man convicted in the drug-induced death of a Spanish foreign exchange student has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:02pm

Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport.

Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

David Warren and Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:20pm

A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff.

Authorities say a jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard has crashed into a bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:15pm

Authorities say a jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard has crashed into a bay.

Man charged after grandma dies; bed filled with maggots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:09pm

A Florida man has been charged after his 87-year-old grandmother died and authorities say her bed was filled with live maggots.

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:48am

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media.

Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:39am

Prosecutors on Saturday painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly, describing how he repeatedly sought out underage girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met the R&B star while he was on trial for child pornography.

Colorado slaying may be linked to robberies in Wyoming, Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:27am

Attackers who killed a man in Colorado may have held up a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day, authorities said.

Georgia students face discipline for sharing tainted food

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:20am

Five Georgia middle school students face disciplinary action for sharing drug-tainted food with other students on Valentine's Day.

State board suspends planned land sale in northeastern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:13am

A state board has temporarily suspended plans to sell a large mountain parcel of trust land in northeastern Utah.

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:27am

A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat.

Venezuelan aid convoys meet fierce resistance; 2 killed

Christine Armario and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:57am

A U.S.-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil, leaving two people dead and some 300 injured.