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Father-in-law glares at Colorado man accused of killing 3

Dan Elliott and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:01pm

Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek's daughter and two granddaughters.

The Latest: Gov. declares state of emergency in Dane County

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:47pm

The Latest on flooding around Madison, Wisconsin(all times local):


Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

Ryan Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:44pm

A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday.


Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:43pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the illegal payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

Records: Man accused in deaths says arrest stopped his spree

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:39pm

Records say a Louisiana man accused of killing three people last year and wounding another told authorities his arrest stopped his planned killing spree.

US judge off corruption, kidnapping cases after emails

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:38pm

A federal judge in two of Illinois' highest profile cases has been removed from hearing all his criminal cases after it was revealed he exchanged emails with an employee at the U.S. attorney's office in which he commented on and joked about one of his trials in progress at the time.

People stock up on water, ramen as hurricane menaces Hawaii

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:33pm

Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them.

The Latest: Dem: Court pick won't say if rulings are correct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:33pm

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is meeting Congress members before confirmation hearings in September (all times local):

Kavanaugh calls Roe V. Wade settled, but Dem critics unmoved

Dustin Weaver and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:31pm

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he views Roe v. Wade as settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but the answer did little to mollify Democrats who say he would restrict abortion access from the bench.

Manafort stoic, unblinking as 8 guilty verdicts arrived

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:31pm

Paul Manafort stood stoic and unblinking, his hands clasped in front of him, as a court clerk read off eight guilty counts against him — a list of offenses that could send President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to prison for more than a decade.

The Latest: Governor decries 'broken' immigration system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:17pm

The Latest on an arrest and charges in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts (all times local):

Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:11pm

Montana's governor is standing by his recent comments that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons, saying Tuesday that it's one of several measures that should be considered to curtail gun violence.

Serial killer says 2 more victims buried in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:09pm

A South Carolina serial killer already serving life in prison for seven slayings told authorities he has two additional victims buried near an interstate, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Texas man charged with fatally stabbing 16-month-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:01pm

A father is charged with capital murder after police say he stabbed his 16-month-old son at a Dallas-area apartment complex.

Man injured after Amtrak train hits pickup in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:59pm

A south Mississippi man was critically injured Tuesday after his pickup truck was hit by an Amtrak train.

Confederate toppling looms over debate about other statues

Martha Waggoner and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:51pm

Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that's long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism.

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Matthew Barakat, Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:49pm

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates.

Coast Guard refers duck boat case for criminal investigation

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:32pm

The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month's deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday.

Black girl expelled over hairstyle; School policy blasted

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:30pm

Video of a young black girl walking dejectedly out of a New Orleans area Catholic school in tears after being told her hair extensions violated school policy prompted thousands of social media comments Tuesday— many expressing puzzlement or outrage.

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges in California, U.S. prosecutors say.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:29pm

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges in California, U.S. prosecutors say.