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Georgia preparing to execute man for 1996 killing

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:04pm

Georgia is preparing to execute a man convicted in the killing of an off-duty prison guard more than two decades ago.

Homeless crisis spurs recall effort against LA mayor

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:59pm

Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it.

Environmental quality deputy to temporarily head agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:18pm

The deputy director of the Utah Department of Environment Quality will head the agency temporarily.

Boy released from hospital after 2-story fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:11pm

A 3-year-old Spanish Fork boy who fell from a second-story window has been released from a hospital.

Census Bureau data shows US median age has risen by a year

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:07pm

America is aging.

The Latest: Residents evacuated as Sacramento gunman sought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:13pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Sacramento police officer (all times local):

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:08pm

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday.

Woman testifies about wearing wire in scholar killing case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:51pm

The former girlfriend of an ex-doctoral student charged with slaying a scholar from China who was visiting the University of Illinois testified Wednesday in federal court that she was scared and conflicted about wearing an FBI wire to record him.

The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:44pm

The Latest on Philadelphia police officers' social media posts (all times local):

Heart disease can have long-term impact on the brain, study says

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:38pm

Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows.

Sacramento police officer shot, in serious condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:24pm

A Sacramento police officer was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her, police said.

Maine moves toward presidential primaries with ranked voting

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:29pm

Maine's Legislature sent a proposal to the governor Wednesday to ditch the state's presidential caucuses for a primary system that would be the nation's first to allow voters to rank candidates.

Dallas police: Fatal shooting by officer goes to grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:02pm

Dallas police are referring a shooting in which a suburban officer killed a vehicle theft suspect to a grand jury after reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses.

FBI eyes Deutsche Bank after money-laundering report

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:31pm

The FBI has reached out to a lawyer for a former Deutsche Bank employee who complained that the bank was ignoring suspicious transactions, including some involving Jared Kushner's family real estate company.

Prosecutors to appeal would-be bomber's 16-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:24pm

Federal prosecutors plan to appeal the 16-year prison sentence given to a man for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar in 2012.

LA mayor targeted by recall effort over homeless crisis

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:43pm

Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it.

Police: Theft suspect tried to evade chase by leaving state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:27pm

Authorities say a man accused of stealing in Louisiana led police on a chase into Mississippi under the mistaken impression that officers couldn't follow him there.

Officer fired after video appears to show him choking teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:23pm

Officials say a white Florida police officer who appears to be choking a black teenager on video has been fired.

Gun-wielding grandmother holds suspect at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:07pm

Authorities in Alabama say a gun-wielding grandmother confronted a wanted man in her driveway after he crashed a stolen car near her home.