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School cook who added kangaroo meat to chili loses job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:17am

A Nebraska school cook who mixed kangaroo meat into chili he made for students has lost his job.

Pregnant Chicago postal worker missing; foul play suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:58am

Chicago police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance more than two weeks ago of a pregnant 26-year-old postal carrier.

Fantasy Fest begins with king, queen coronation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:48am

The Florida Keys' wacky and often-decadent costuming and masking festival is kicking off with a coronation ball to crown the 10-day festival's king and queen.

Man found dead in Florida with head stuck in car window

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:45am

Authorities say a Florida man was found dead with his head stuck in a partially closed car window.

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:04am

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday.

Teacher found dead, accused of sexually assaulting student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 5:18am

Police say a middle school English teacher in Georgia has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after being accused of sexually assaulting a sixth-grade boy.

Manafort back in court to hash out details of his sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:16am

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is due back in a Virginia courtroom to decide whether he will be sentenced on fraud charges before or after he completes his cooperation with prosecutors.

Woman says man broke into her home, made eggs, bathed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:14am

An Alabama woman says a man broke into her house and made himself breakfast, took a bath, and washed his clothes.

Volunteers digitize, preserve collection of Field Museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:00am

Hundreds of volunteers have descended on Chicago's Field Museum to read, log, digitize and preserve specimens collected by the institution.

Man who pleaded guilty to Walmart slayings to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:04am

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing three people in a suburban Denver Walmart is returning to court for sentencing.

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:49pm

President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States.

Utah man charged in death linked to alleged opioid drug ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:42pm

A Utah man accused of running a multimillion operation selling powerful opioids disguised as prescription drugs has been charged in an overdose death.

Environmental group condemns GOP panel's foreign agent probe

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:34pm

An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent.

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Zeke Miller and Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:24pm

President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

Trump: 'Very Severe' consequences if Saudis killed Khashoggi

Matthew Lee and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:12pm

President Donald Trump has acknowledged it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.

Series of AP photos depicts wrath of Hurricane Michael

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:32pm

The tropical weather that turned into monster Hurricane Michael began as a relatively humble storm before rapidly blossoming into the most powerful cyclone ever to hit the Florida Panhandle, causing wrenching scenes of widespread destruction.

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:08pm

Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate.

Sessions to speak to Chicago Crime Commission; focus unclear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:08pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to deliver a speech in Chicago one week after the Trump administration asked a judge to reject a draft plan to reform the city's 12,000-officer police force.

Police: 2 wanted for questioning in infants' deaths arrested in Utah

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:00pm

Two women wanted for questioning in connection to the death of two infants in Idaho were taken into custody Thursday in Perry, Box Elder County, officials said.