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Parent charged in college bribery scheme set to plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:05pm

A California man accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.

Mueller to take center stage at Russia probe hearings

Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:14pm

Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller finally faces congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in televised hearings that Democrats hope will weaken President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in ways that Mueller's book-length report did not. Republicans are ready to defend Trump and turn their fire on Mueller and his team instead.

Governors from around the US gather in Utah for conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:06pm

Governors from about 25 states are scheduled to gather in Utah this week for the summer conference of the National Governors Association.

Utah man arrested as suspect in April Reno killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:40pm

A 64-year-old Utah man has been extradited to Reno to face a murder charge in the April death of the ex-husband of a controversial Clark County judge who died in 2014.

Man pleads guilty in brutal 1998 killing of Montana teen

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:46pm

A Montana man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of crimes that remained unsolved for two decades — the brutal murder of an 18-year-old video store clerk and the rape and attempted murder of a newspaper carrier.

Dwight Gooden arrested in New Jersey on DWI charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:44pm

Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested again in New Jersey on Monday night, this time on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Documents: $6 million to Armstrong family in wrongful death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:36pm

An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong's 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times.

House opposes Israel boycott in bipartisan vote

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:13pm

The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally.

Grocery store employee missing for 10 years found behind store's cooler

Allen Kim, CNN  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:45pm

Workers removing shelves and coolers from a former No Frills Supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January discovered a body behind one of them.

Bill giving Venezuelans protected status fails in US House

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:42pm

A bill that seeks to protect thousands of Venezuelans currently living in the United States from deportation by granting them Temporary Protected Status failed Tuesday in the House of Representatives.

Man with knife shot, wounded outside LA federal courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:41pm

Authorities say a man with a knife has been shot and wounded outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

Judge tosses lawsuit seeking to move Confederate monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:11pm

A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit by activists which sought to force the city of Norfolk to move its 112-year-old Confederate monument.

San Francisco PD omitted that raid target was a journalist

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:58pm

Investigators seeking a court order to search a man's cellphone records to find out who leaked a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender failed to clearly tell a judge the target was a freelance journalist, documents unsealed Tuesday revealed.

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana Supreme Court districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:56pm

The maps used to elect Louisiana's seven state Supreme Court justices are discriminatory against African American voters, according to a civil rights group's lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Doctor accused of spying on man in shower at beach house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:53pm

A South Carolina doctor has been accused of spying on an 18-year-old man while he showered at a beach rental house.

Detention officer acquitted in teenager's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:50pm

A former juvenile detention officer has been acquitted in federal court of charges stemming from the death of a 17-year-old in a beating by other inmates.

Southern California nest cam eagle flies for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:42pm

A young bald eagle that the public watched hatch online in a Southern California mountain nest has finally made its first flight.

Gun group wants judge to block ammunition background checks

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:31pm

A California affiliate of the National Rifle Association has asked a U.S. judge to block a new law requiring background checks for anyone buying ammunition.

Judge: Teen charged in school shooting to be tried as adult

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:28pm

A 17-year-old who was 15 when he was accused of shooting four classmates in a Washington state school will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Tuesday.