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Deported man is suspect in deadly California beatings

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 12:23am

A man who was deported from the United States six times was expected in court Wednesday to face charges after police say he killed three people and injured four in attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in California.

GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 12:13am

Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and, above all, objective.

Police: Defendant talking about teens' deaths on jail phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:25pm

Police say a man charged in the deaths of two Utah teenagers found down an abandoned mine shaft has discussed the slayings during hundreds of jailhouse phone calls.

Man who tortured, drowned ex-roommate set to die Wednesday

Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:41pm

A Texas inmate who taunted a jury to sentence him to death is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel.

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump's victory helped give rise to the #MeToo era. Now, as it threatens his latest pick to the Supreme Court and his party's electoral majorities in Congress, Trump is taking aim at the movement that has spurred a national reckoning around gender equity and sexual consent.

Are they ready? Kavanaugh, Ford prep for high-stakes hearing

Laurie Kellman and David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:41pm

On Thursday morning, a psychology professor from California will sit before lawmakers to accuse a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault — while all of Washington, and much of the nation, watches it live. It's a high-stakes, high-drama moment with the power to sink Judge Brett Kavanaugh's chances of winning a seat on the high court and to shift the dynamic in the upcoming midterm elections.

Border Patrol's first female chief hopes to inspire women

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:39pm

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men.

If Rosenstein leaves Justice Department, what happens next?

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:25pm

The investigation into Russian election interference is often called the Mueller probe, but it's Rod Rosenstein who oversees it.

Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:24pm

A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before.

Defense enters 3rd day of testimony at cop's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:21pm

The trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald resumes with the defense presenting evidence for a third day.

Parkland school shooting suspect due back in Florida court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:19pm

Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is headed back to a Florida courtroom for a status hearing on his death penalty case.

Wisconsin museum with large angel collection is closing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:11pm

The Wisconsin museum that holds the record for the world's largest collection of angels is closing.

In Chicago, can art unite a deeply divided neighborhood?

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:03pm

The sixth-graders, from very opposite sides of the street, sat in pairs, a list of questions before them: "What do you dream about?" ''Do you think about dying?" ''Are you scared?"

Trump hits 'con job' on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:42pm

President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing."

Conservative caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:07pm

The conservative House Freedom Caucus is pushing for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

The Latest: Workers discovered cracked beam near ceiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:13pm

The Latest on the closure of San Francisco's new transit center (all times local):

Delta fixes 'technology issue,' flights no longer grounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:09pm

Delta Air Lines says its IT systems have been restored and flights are no longer grounded due to the technology problem.

Nike's marketing strikes a chord without hurting business

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:27pm

Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker's stock is up and sales have been steady.

Colorado man missing, presumed dead after jump off houseboat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:15pm

Authorities say a Colorado man is missing and presumed dead after jumping off a houseboat north of Lake Powell.

Maryland official criticizes gun laws in warehouse shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:08pm

A Maryland law enforcement official is criticizing gun laws in the wake of a shooting at a warehouse last week in which four people were killed and three people wounded.