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51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:16pm

A wildfire burning north of Anchorage, Alaska, has destroyed 51 homes and three businesses, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Wounded Illinois trooper dies from injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:13pm

The Latest on the shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis (all times local):

The Latest: Prosecutors: Ex-Peru president is a flight risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:45pm

The Latest on former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo seeking release on bail while he fights extradition to his native country (all times local):

Florida Democrats fail to force special session on guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:38pm

Florida lawmakers won't be convening for a special session on guns after Democrats failed to win support to immediately address an "epidemic of gun violence" in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

The Latest: New Zealander with measles visited Disneyland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:12pm

The Latest on a New Zealand girl who may have exposed Southern Californians to measles (all times local):

Man convicted of firing into home and killing teen sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:51pm

A man convicted of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Pelosi says public doesn't support impeachment

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:41pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Politicians seek answers on veteran's death at VA hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:26pm

West Virginia politicians are calling for answers after a Vietnam veteran's death at a VA hospital was ruled a homicide.

$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:26pm

Someone has been killing the wild burros of California's Mojave Desert, and the Bureau of Land Management is offering up to $10,000 to anyone who can help catch the culprit or culprits.

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:18pm

President Donald Trump hasn't given up his fight to block critics from his Twitter feed.

Georgia man facing prison for gun disguised as ink pen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:06pm

A Georgia man faces a federal prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to carrying a homemade gun that was disguised as an ink pen.

Illinois trooper shot in East St. Louis executing warrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:54pm

An Illinois State Police trooper is in a St. Louis hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries while executing a search warrant early Friday, authorities said.

Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

Cedar Attanasio and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:49pm

Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico forged ahead Friday with construction of taller border fencing funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Jessica Gresko and Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:33pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday.

Minneapolis City Council OKs settlement in police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:30pm

The Minneapolis City Council has approved a $200,000 settlement for the family of a black man who was killed by police in 2015.

Couple says hospital misplaced remains of miscarried baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:00pm

A couple says a suburban Philadelphia hospital misplaced the remains of their miscarried baby.

Deputies: Would-be robber high-fives clerk, leaves knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:48pm

Authorities say a would-be robber laughed, dropped his knife and high-fived a South Carolina drugstore employee after she told him they didn't have any money or a specific brand of painkillers.

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:43pm

A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday.

Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:41pm

St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition.