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Thief steals $1,000 from Girl Scouts selling cookies at mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:38am

Authorities say a thief stole $1,000 from a group of Girl Scouts who were selling cookies at a New Jersey mall.

Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:37am

President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

Independent redistricting supporters bracing for challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:32am

Supporters of a push to create an independent redistricting commission in Utah are steeling themselves for a potential challenge to the ballot initiative that voters narrowly passed into law last year.

Holy handcuffs! Arrest made in $1.4 million comics heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:08am

A few comic books from a stolen Batman collection worth $1.4 million have been recovered after an arrest in Arizona.

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:51am

The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers.

Church service gives thanks for missing teen's safe return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:37am

Residents of two Wisconsin communities gathered for a church service to give thanks for the safe return of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted after her parents were fatally shot at their home.

Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:33am

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to "bring our voices together," Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.

12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse outside church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:22am

A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago.

With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:07am

Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office.

For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn't feel safe

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:48am

Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But she's just trying to make sure her family won't go hungry if her food stamps run out.

Ex-Iowa school official who took nearly $217K gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:47am

A former Iowa school district official has been given three years of probation for embezzling nearly $217,000 over the course of several years.

Florida investigator suspended for posting case details

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:01am

A Florida child protection investigator is in trouble for posting confidential information on a social media website.

Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:44pm

In President Donald Trump's Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It's up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy.

Teen at center of video confrontation with Native American says he did nothing to provoke, was trying to calm situation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:58pm

Teen at center of video confrontation with Native American says he did nothing to provoke, was trying to calm situation.

Teen in confrontation with Native American in online video: I didn't provoke

Jeff Karoub and Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:56pm

The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation.

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:26pm

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony.

Authorities: Police officer gunned down in Mobile, Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

A police officer has been shot to death in Mobile, Alabama.

Los Angeles Rams advance to Super Bowl, beating New Orleans Saints 26-23 on overtime in NFC Championship game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:24pm

Los Angeles Rams advance to Super Bowl, beating New Orleans Saints 26-23 on overtime in NFC Championship game.

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

Sally Ho and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:07pm

Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate.