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Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:18am

The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women is calling new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force.

Man accused of threatening reporters indicted by grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:12am

A federal grand jury has indicted a Los Angeles man accused of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe.

IDs released for officer and slain man after deadly struggle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:05am

Authorities in Maryland are identifying a slain man and the officer who shot him during a struggle over a gun.

The Latest: Van Dyke's partner testifies at murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:03am

The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer charge with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):

Day care owner accused of tying kids to car seats for hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:43am

The owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed on child endangerment charges.

Homeless helper's benefactor: Case will be 'crystal clear'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:17am

The New Jersey man under investigation over more than $400,000 raised online for a homeless good Samaritan says answers are coming in the confusing case.

Philadelphia agrees to overhaul property seizure law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:11am

Philadelphia has agreed to overhaul its civil forfeiture laws limiting what law enforcement officers can seize and what proceeds from the confiscated property can fund.

5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:01am

By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain.

Man who impersonated police officer gets 5 years' probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:58am

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to five years of probation for handcuffing people while pretending to be a police officer in Flint, Michigan.

Ex-official who admitted taking bribes now working for state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:45am

A former New Jersey municipal official who admitted taking bribes from undercover FBI agents more than a decade ago is now working for the state.

Court win for defrauded students suing DeVos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:43am

A federal court has handed a victory to students suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her efforts to dismantle protections against fraud by for-profit colleges.

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Seth Borenstein and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:42am

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.

The Latest: Alumni of accuser's school write to support her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:34am

The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:31am

More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained.

Navy: Sailor died in mishap on aircraft carrier flight deck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:29am

A U.S. Navy sailor has died in what's being described as a "mishap" on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.

As wildlife abounds, minivan, muffin mix bear the brunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:24am

Winnie the Pooh has honey, Goldilocks' three ursine victims had porridge and a casually destructive North Carolina black bear has muffin mix.

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

Gene Johnson and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:19am

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

15-year-old accused of drunken driving with baby in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:15am

Police in Wisconsin say they pulled a 15-year-old boy over for reckless driving and discovered the teen was drunk and had a baby in the back seat.

The Latest: Florence extends its rainy misery to Northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:11am

The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local):

Authorities: Man bludgeoned, stabbed dad, left body on road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:10am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man fatally bludgeoned and stabbed his father, then tried to dismember him before leaving his body on a rural road.