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Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:11pm

A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more.

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:45pm

A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited circumstances, like criminal history or questions about whether the adult is really the parent.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:28pm

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

Iowa high court launches courthouse break-ins investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:17pm

The Iowa Supreme Court says it has hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the arrests of two cybersecurity workers who were found inside a closed central Iowa courthouse and say they were just doing their jobs testing courthouse security.

Marines from California base charged with human smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:41pm

Nine Marines at California's Camp Pendleton base have been charged with human smuggling.

Have You Seen This? Diver comes face-to-face with giant anaconda

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:11pm

This video is just a whole lot of "nope" wrapped in a blanket of "forget it" and nestled inside a cozy bed of "absolutely not." I'm not sure you can even make it through the whole thing.

Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on her lung

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:50pm

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent a scheduled outpatient procedure on Friday as she gets set for specialized radiation treatment for cancer, her office said.

Arizona gun store swipes at gun control with 'Beto Special'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:50pm

A suburban Phoenix gun store owner says he will continue offering assault-style rifles at a discount in response to presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's call to confiscate them.

President Donald Trump approves deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after attack on oil facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:45pm

President Donald Trump approves deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after attack on oil facilities.

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:42pm

Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery.

Oklahoma man gets no-parole life sentence for killing deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:41pm

A man who narrowly avoided the death penalty for the shooting death of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Utah judge gives ex-Disney actor choice of ‘attitude adjustment’ or jail

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:36pm

A federal judge warned former Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland that without an “attitude adjustment,” he could find himself behind bars.

Storm-scarred Texas coast picks up after lmelda's deluge

Clarice Silber, Paul J. Weber and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:09pm

Kids were still in classrooms as roads around them became rivers. Drivers warned to stay off highways wound up abandoning their submerged cars. Thousands of people called 911, but rescue crews found many weren't in real danger.

Court denies release for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:01pm

A California appeals court on Friday denied the latest parole bid by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.

AP source: Trump urged Ukrainian leader to investigate son of political rival Joe Biden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:00pm

AP source: Trump urged Ukrainian leader to investigate son of political rival Joe Biden.

Trump signals restraint on possible military strike on Iran

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint “shows far more strength” and he wants to avoid an all-out war.

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:55pm

A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago.

Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:42pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's time to change the law to ensure a sitting president can be indicted for wrongdoing.

Patriots release Antonio Brown after another accusation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:41pm

Patriots release receiver Antonio Brown.

Timeline: Tracking the whistleblower, Trump and Ukraine

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:40pm

There are many unanswered questions about a whistleblower's complaint that reportedly says President Donald Trump's made an inappropriate, even alarming "promise" involving Ukraine. For starters, it's not publicly known who the whistleblower is or what he or she is specifically alleging.