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Louisiana spring festival to feature Poverty Point

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 12:51pm

A northeast Louisiana chamber of commerce says that starting next year, its spring festival will celebrate the Poverty Point World Heritage Site instead of sweet potatoes.

Woman arrested in death of woman run over by stolen truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:49am

West Valley City police say a 22-year-old woman was arrested on her birthday in the death of a 20-year-old woman who was found lying on a road with fatal injuries suffered when she got out of a moving vehicle and was run over.

Oklahoma woman accused of starving kids, feeding them feces

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:48am

An Oklahoma mother has been charged with child neglect, accused of starving her children and feeding them dog feces.

Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

Michael Balsamo and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:34am

A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid was arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:29am

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program.

Man convicted of murder in stabbing of St. George woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:04am

A 29-year-old man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a St. George woman with a decorative sword in her apartment.

Boise nonprofit offers homes made of steel containers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:59am

A Boise nonprofit will begin accepting applications for families that want to live in one of four affordable houses made of steel shipping containers.

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:40am

City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.

Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:27am

A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of the drug expired.

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:09am

First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.

Boy Scout ranch focuses on wildfire recovery as season nears

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 9:19am

Tucked away in the foothills of the southern Rockies, the Philmont Scout Ranch has become a holy grail, its stretches of untamed wilderness and challenging backcountry treks drawing more than 1 million Boy Scouts and other adventurers from across the United States over the past 80 years.

Police: Attacker kills 1 woman, injures 2nd in NYC apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:49am

Police say a woman was hacked to death and a second woman is being treated for stab wounds after a killer who may have used an ax attacked them inside a Brooklyn apartment.

Idaho, Utah passengers had possible hepatitis A exposure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:48am

Health officials in Idaho say anyone who used an on-board restroom during a Greyhound bus trip from Salt Lake City to Boise on April 10 might have been exposed to hepatitis A.

Police: Man slashed in neck, officer hit by minivan in melee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:25am

Police say a man was slashed in the neck during a fight at a hookah bar on Long Island and a police officer helping him was hit by a minivan.

Boy's drag performance at Ohio bar prompts lawmaker's action

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:12am

The drag queen performance of a 9-year-old boy at a bar outside Ohio's capital city has prompted a state legislator to propose a law aimed at closing what he says is a "loophole in child exploitation laws."

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Angela Charlton and Michel Euler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:09am

French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve.

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 7:52am

Connecticut officials expect to release details to the public next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests.

Probe: Ex-chancellor's spouse accused in up to 10 complaints

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 7:22am

At least seven students or staff — perhaps as many as 10 — reported being sexually harassed by the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper, according to an investigative report.

Teens who were with boy shot by officer are added to lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:48am

Four teenagers who were with a black 13-year-old Ohio boy before he was fatally shot by a white police officer have been added as third-party defendants in a civil rights lawsuit over his death, even though his family doesn't believe the teens should be held financially responsible.