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Lawmakers mull new state park at downsized Grand Staircase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:48am

Some Utah legislators are proposing creating a state park within the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Vigil planned for missing Wisconsin teen, unseen for a week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:29am

A small, rural community in western Wisconsin is planning a vigil for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found shot to death in their home.

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:19am

Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The Latest: Services scheduled for slain Georgia officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:47am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):

Virginia top court to hear 'unrestorably incompetent' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:20am

More than 13 years after a 16-year-old girl was found raped and murdered, the case of the man whose DNA was found at the scene is heading to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:19am

President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing" aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border.

Trump tweets US to begin 'cutting off, or substantially reducing' aid to Central American nations over migrant caravan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:07am

Trump tweets US to begin 'cutting off, or substantially reducing' aid to Central American nations over migrant caravan.

Wolf missing after Hurricane Michael recovered in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:40am

Authorities have recovered a wolf named Tahane that escaped from a Florida animal preserve during Hurricane Michael.

Former teacher admits to sexually abusing middle schoolers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:39am

A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as a charter-school math teacher in the nation's capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison.

Guard accused of ignoring inmate suicide threat enters plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:58am

A former prison guard accused in the death of a Michigan inmate who killed herself in 2015 has entered a plea agreement.

Video: Elementary teacher drags, kicks student out of class

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:05am

An elementary school teacher in South Carolina is accused of dragging an 11-year-old student to the edge of her classroom before kicking him out of way to shut the door.

NYPD suspends use of body camera model after one explodes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:03am

The New York City Police Department has suspended use of a model of body camera after one exploded.

Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:37am

A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native.

Hot coals blamed for damaging 7 cars in stadium lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:16am

Hot coals left by tailgaters are blamed for fires that damaged seven vehicles at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium parking lot.

Female lion kills longtime mate at Indianapolis Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:15am

The Indianapolis Zoo is trying to determine why a lion killed its mate.

Louisiana elementary school teacher accused of child rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:42am

A Louisiana elementary school teacher is accused of rape and video voyeurism of children.

Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:29pm

House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate.

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:58pm

Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible."

Search on for 2nd suspect in fatal Georgia police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:14pm

The search continued Monday for the second of two teenage suspects in the fatal weekend shooting of a police officer near a school in the Atlanta area.