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The Latest: Striking LA teachers, district to resume talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:22am

The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles school teachers (all times local):

Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:12am

President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls.

Pelosi says Trump 'silent' on postponing State of the Union

Catherine Lucey, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:49am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has yet to respond to her request that he postpone his State of the Union address until the government is reopened so workers can be paid for providing security for the grand Washington tradition.

US agent testifies about dramatic capture of El Chapo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:49am

A U.S. investigator says a dramatic raid in 2014 resulted in the capture of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo.

The Latest: Trump calls for expanded missile defense program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:48am

The Latest on the Trump administration's missile defense strategy (all times local):

The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:32am

The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):

Shopko files for bankruptcy protection, closing more stores including 13 in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:29am

Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection as it makes plans to close more stores.

Sheriff: Deputies fired after investigation of traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:29am

A West Virginia sheriff says two deputies have been fired after an internal investigation of a traffic stop involving two state police troopers and a sheriff's deputy in which a teenage motorist was seen being beaten.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

Colleen Long and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:00am

Government investigators said Thursday that thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families than the Trump administration has acknowledged.

Police: Suspect armed with knife when officer killed him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:59am

Authorities believe a suspect in a pair of armed robberies was armed with a knife when a police officer shot and killed him in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping center.

Federal watchdog says number of migrant children separated from families is greater than administration has acknowledged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:59am

Federal watchdog says number of migrant children separated from families is greater than administration has acknowledged.

Investigators get tips after 40th anniversary of Gacy arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:56am

News coverage of last month's 40th anniversary of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's arrest has meant dozens of more tips for Illinois investigators trying to identify victims.

Police: Child fatally shoots cousin while playing with gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:28am

Houston police say a 9-year-old child was fatally shot by a 9-year-old cousin while playing with a gun the children found in a local apartment.

Police: Trucker in deadly bus crash was removing jacket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:14am

Indiana State Police say the driver of a truck that rear-ended a school bus in December, killing one student, was removing a jacket and a sweatshirt just before the collision.

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:07am

Declaring that space is the new warfighting domain, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed the U.S. will develop an unrivaled missile defense system to protect against advanced hypersonic and cruise missile threats from competitors and adversaries.

Chief: Louisiana officer was fatally shot by her boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:03am

The man who killed a Louisiana police officer as she left for work was her boyfriend and the father of her child, authorities said.

The Latest: Storm pounds California with rain and snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:02am

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

State sets earlier closing time for Honolulu palace grounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:34am

The grounds of the Honolulu palace of the Hawaiian monarchy will close earlier to eliminate the potential for vandalism and vagrancy, officials said.

Alabama man accused of placing child in washer, dryer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:17am

An Alabama man accused of placing a child in a clothes dryer and turning it on is charged with aggravated child abuse.