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Prison officers testify during hearing in inmate escape

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:40am

Prison officers say a Tennessee inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator before he escaped a prison was seen riding a tractor outside a lawn mowing shop at the facility about a half-hour before a search for him began.

Prosecutor: Arizona border activist tried to hide migrants

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:24am

A prosecutor says an activist on trial on charges of harboring immigrants tried to hide two Central American men at a camp in southern Arizona and signaled directions to help them avoid an immigration checkpoint.

Holly Hunter to play liberal councilwoman in new NBC sitcom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:15am

Holly Hunter will star opposite Ted Danson in an upcoming NBC comedy set in the world of local politics.

Records: Boy attacked by teens because of earlier fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:51am

Authorities in Georgia say a group of older students attacked an elementary student on a school bus because of an earlier dispute with their sibling.

The Latest: Native American occupiers gather at Alcatraz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:50am

The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Native American takeover of Alcatraz Island (all times local):

US envoy says time running short for North Korea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:35am

The U.S. official in charge of talks with North Korea said Wednesday that time is running short to achieve a deal, but not because of the end-of-year deadline set by the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Houston man gets 45 years for decapitating mom, stabbing dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:34am

A Houston man who decapitated his mother has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Former NBA executive wants to bring MLB to Orlando

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:26am

The man who helped bring an NBA team to Orlando now wants to bring a Major League Baseball team to the theme park mecca.

Minnesota violence project aims to understand mass shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:11am

Minnesota researchers have created a new database that seeks to help understand circumstances that contribute to mass shootings in the United States.

Pence aide denies discussion of link in Ukraine aid holdup

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:07am

A top aide to Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that a conversation described by EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations “never happened.”

Grand Valley revives pledge for student government meetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:04am

After a backlash, student government at Grand Valley State University is reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distances himself from Sondland

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:04am

President Donald Trump sought to defend against accusations that he pushed Ukraine’s president for a political “favor” by making a dubious claim that he had little involvement with the U.S. ambassador testifying in House impeachment hearings.

Woman sentenced to 15 years for planning foiled bar attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:53am

An Ohio woman who pleaded guilty to plotting and buying supplies for a foiled terror attack on a bar has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

New lawsuits filed in Kansas fatal police swatting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:48am

Two new lawsuits have been filed in a hoax emergency call that led police in Kansas to fatally shoot a man at his home.

Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:46am

A Navy SEAL whose rank was restored by President Donald Trump after being convicted of posing with a dead body was summoned to appear Wednesday before Navy leaders, and his attorney said they are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for Trump’s actions.

Jurors hear Alabama officer’s claim about fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:46am

Evidence shows a white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black man told an investigator he opened fire after the man swung a pole at him.

Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:36am

Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Police: Girl had knives in plot to attack black churchgoers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:35am

A Georgia police chief says a white 16-year-old girl had collected several kitchen knives and scouted out a mostly black congregation as part of a methodically planned attack on worshippers there.

Chicago cop and teen wounded, suspect killed in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:33am

A suspected bank robber shot a Chicago police officer in the head, badly wounding him, before another officer killed the suspect in a shootout in which a teenage bystander was wounded, authorities said.