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Police say Chicago teen killed himself; family denies he did

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:37pm

Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation.

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:35pm

Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported.

Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:37pm

A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:37pm

Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park's scenic road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:33pm

A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Gov puts new limits on Alabama sheriffs for jail food funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:30pm

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state comptroller has updated an agreement with county sheriffs to end a practice that let some of them pocket state money left over from inmate food programs.

Bar patrons tackle gunman after being held at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:48pm

Authorities say patrons tackled and disarmed a man after he held them at gunpoint outside a Southern California bar.

Maryland private school investigating alleged sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:36pm

A private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge, a newspaper reported.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:16pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:09pm

"Truth isn't truth," says President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, explaining why he's wary about pushing the president into an interview that he says could be a perjury trap.

Records: Woman in slain girl's donation theft has crime past

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:16pm

A Florida woman accused of stealing a donation jar collecting money for the family of a slain 7-year-old girl has a lengthy criminal past.

North Carolina police charge man officers struck with baton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:37pm

North Carolina authorities say a black man seen on video being struck by police faces charges of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Tribes, Pocatello clash over airport lease language

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:19pm

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes says it wants an apology from the city of Pocatello because of discriminatory language used in city lease agreements at the Pocatello Regional Airport.

New York hosts biggest US celebration of Indian independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:01pm

New York City is hosting the largest annual celebration of Indian independence outside of India.

Man detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital has an arrest warrant in Mexico, ICE says

Amir Vera, Artemis Moshtaghian and Mariano Castillo, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:44pm

Joel Arrona, a man who was heading to a California hospital with his pregnant wife when U.S. immigration officers detained earlier this week, has an outstanding warrant for homicide charges in Mexico, government officials say.

Confederate statute marred year after sister memorial moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:39pm

One of North Carolina's most expensive Confederate memorials is under watch after vandals splattered it with what appeared to be white paint.

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:24pm

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:47pm

In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesman" who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers.

Man facing multiple charges after alleged kidnapping in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:13pm

A man is facing kidnapping and other charges after allegedly dragging a woman 30 feet with his car in Salt Lake City.

Doctor convicted of sexual assault of patient gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:56am

A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won't serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years' probation.