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As wildlife abounds, minivan, muffin mix bear the brunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:24am

Winnie the Pooh has honey, Goldilocks' three ursine victims had porridge and a casually destructive North Carolina black bear has muffin mix.

15-year-old accused of drunken driving with baby in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:15am

Police in Wisconsin say they pulled a 15-year-old boy over for reckless driving and discovered the teen was drunk and had a baby in the back seat.

The Latest: SC governor to meet with US defense officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:11am

The Latest on flooding in areas affected by Florence (all times local):

Authorities: Man bludgeoned, stabbed dad, left body on road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:10am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man fatally bludgeoned and stabbed his father, then tried to dismember him before leaving his body on a rural road.

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:43am

Elizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison.

Man arrested in Washington State University fraternity arson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:52am

Authorities say alcohol caused a 19-year-old man from out of town to start a fire at a Washington State University fraternity house.

Murderer due for release next year is captured after escape

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:28am

A convicted murderer who escaped for a third time from prison has been captured, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday.

Man accused of assault after leading ailing wife with leash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:20am

A Maryland man is facing a simple assault charge after using a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage dementia.

Sheriff: Deputy shot at rest stop is '90 percent paraplegic'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:36am

A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy critically wounded in a fatal shootout with a Florida bank robbery suspect is now paralyzed.

Protesters decry police shooting as man remains critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:14am

Protesters gathered at the scene where officers in Tennessee shot a man who remains in critical condition.

Police: Off-duty officer helps stop rape at Delaware park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:02am

Delaware police say an off-duty officer rushed to assist a woman screaming in a nearby park and helped to stop a rape.

Police: Man rubbed produce on bare behind _ then put it back

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:35am

A man is accused of rubbing his bare behind on produce at a grocery store in northern Virginia before putting the items back on display.

Deputy killed, second wounded in Northern California

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:29am

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout that started with an argument at a Pep Boys store, authorities said.

GOP hopes testimony showdown can save Kavanaugh's nomination

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:19pm

Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge's endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between him and his accuser.

Review underway for Russia probe documents ordered released

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:19pm

President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.

Withdraw Kavanaugh nomination? 'Ridiculous,' says Trump

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:13pm

President Donald Trump sided with his embattled Supreme Court nominee, defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual assault as the White House walked a fine line in addressing accusations that revived memories of the president's own #MeToo moments. Time and again, Trump has defended powerful men against the claims of women.

Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop's trial

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:04pm

The last moments of Laquan McDonald's life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. More bullets are fired into his body — a total of 16.

Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:03pm

With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:03pm

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations.