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Katrina-era governor, Kathleen Blanco, to be buried Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:36pm

Three days of public mourning for Louisiana's former governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, are ending with a funeral Mass and burial service for the devout Catholic.

Poet, politicians to mark first enslaved Africans' arrival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:36pm

Gov. Ralph Northam and poet Nikki Giovanni will help observe the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Marcelo By Souza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:27pm

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at what's happening:

Police: Texas boy subject of Amber Alert, mother found dead

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:05pm

Police say a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead along with his mother in a vehicle in a parking garage in Waxahachie, Texas.

The 'chosen one'? Trump says never mind

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:49pm

The "chosen one" says never mind.

White Florida man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man in dispute over parking spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:43pm

White Florida man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man in dispute over parking spot.

Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:17pm

Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition.

Navajo Nation settles lawsuit against Wells Fargo for $6.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:07pm

The Navajo Nation has settled claims against Wells Fargo accusing the company of predatory and unlawful practices.

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):

Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:52pm

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract for replacement wings for more than 100 A-10 jets, covering the remaining ground support jets still needing wing replacements.

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.