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Lawyer attacks allegations against Indiana attorney general

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:39am

A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Wednesday that calls for the Republican's resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation.

Court overturns then-11-year-old boy's conviction in slaying

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:39am

Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors had not provided enough evidence to support it.

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:36am

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate as girls.

Body of Secret Service agent returning to US from Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:34am

The body of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland during President Donald Trump's overseas trip was being returned to the United States on Wednesday.

District wants more funds for security after school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:33am

A suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot in May is asking voters to approve more money to improve security.

New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:30am

A new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus.

Boy reported for unlicensed hot dog stand gets help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:29am

A 13-year-old entrepreneur who was reported for operating a hot dog stand outside his house without a license is now getting help from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Wife of former Trump adviser appears on Capitol Hill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:25am

The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has arrived on Capitol Hill to speak to Democrats on the House intelligence committee.

Man pleads not guilty to killing his older brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:21am

An upstate New York man has been charged in the stabbing death of his older brother.

Woman charged with threatening reporter is ordered held

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:21am

A woman charged with threatening a Massachusetts newspaper reporter who had asked to be removed from her email distribution list has been deemed a danger to the public and ordered held without bail.

Confederate sub never released emergency blocks to surface

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:17am

Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship say the Confederate crew never released an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface.

Mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:17am

A Kansas City-area woman has been charged with letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter.

Wisconsin governor downplays interaction with Russian

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:01am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker downplayed his interaction with a woman accused of being a Russian operative, saying Wednesday that they only met one time in 2015 when she showed up at a National Rifle Association convention and had her picture taken with him.

Judge's daughter at heart of police scandal gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:01am

The judge's daughter at the center of a report-altering scandal that led to the resignation of the two highest ranking officers with the Massachusetts State Police has been placed on probation.

Wildfire grows, but trails, campgrounds at Yosemite are open

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:57am

A deadly forest fire continues to spread in the Sierra Nevada west of Yosemite National Park.

Chicago diver who died in search had rare heart condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:56am

A Chicago Fire Department diver who died while searching for a boater who fell overboard in the Chicago River had a rare heart condition that led to his death.

Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:54am

A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was "likely" in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday in court papers.

Black teens terrified by Minneapolis Park Police with guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:54am

Three black teenagers say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed.

The Latest: Trump says Europe trip 'tremendous success'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:51am

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

California's iconic Highway 1 near Big Sur ready to reopen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:49am

California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic.