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Police: Girl confined to small basement room with alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:54pm

A couple confined a girl for over two months to a small basement room that had mesh-covered windows and was rigged with an alarm, police said Tuesday.

Florida man faces 10 years in prison for cruise assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:49pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing an intellectually disabled woman on a cruise ship.

3 Miami police officers face drug charges in FBI sting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:40pm

Three Miami police officers are facing federal drug trafficking charges after they were snared in an FBI undercover operation.

Records say man who killed female student on University of Utah campus was registered sex offender

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:27pm

Records say man who killed female student on University of Utah campus was registered sex offender.

The Latest: Jury selection begins in border agent trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:25pm

The Latest on the second trial of a Border Patrol agent in federal court in Tucson (all times local):

Idaho eyes changes to occupational licensing requirements

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:20pm

Idaho officials are looking at whether occupational licenses the state requires have gone beyond protecting public safety to unduly limiting job opportunities.

The Latest: Officer death weeks later leads to murder count

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:03pm

The Latest on the death of a South Carolina police officer 19 days after she was shot (all times local):

Second MOVE member freed on parole in death of officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:02pm

A second member of the radical group MOVE has been released from prison on parole.

Police video captures Oklahoma suspect stealing patrol car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:48am

Police in Oklahoma have released video of a handcuffed woman driving off in a patrol car.

Woman's tip prevents potential Kentucky school attack

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:45am

A New Jersey woman credited with helping foil a potential school attack in Kentucky said she was "protecting my babies" when she followed her gut and tipped off police about harassing Facebook messages that police say are linked to the suspect.

Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:22am

Residents in Utah and Nevada, two non-lottery playing states, are flocking to nearby Beaver Dam, Arizona, to hopefully get their hands on a winning lottery ticket.

155 cases of polio-like illness now under investigation, CDC says

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:02am

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday that there are 155 patients under investigation this year for acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children.

London imam's conviction for supporting terror is upheld

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:58am

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to a London imam for supporting terrorism.

Funeral set for Wisconsin couple whose daughter is missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:57am

A funeral will be held this weekend for a Wisconsin couple who were shot dead in their home last week and whose 13-year-old daughter is still missing.

Court to hear ex-police officer's appeal in teen's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:49am

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear an appeal by a former Virginia police officer sentenced to 2½ years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager suspected of shoplifting.

California schools race sets record for most expensive

Sophia Bollag and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:48am

California is again recording the most expensive state superintendent election in history, with a cast of billionaires who are outspending the teacher unions in support of a former charter schools executive.

Sandy Hook shooter's belongings ordered released to public

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:44am

Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state's open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:33am

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.

Baltimore program to steer 'squeegee kids' to other work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:31am

Youngsters known as "squeegee kids" who wash car windows while darting in and out of traffic could go from street hustling to conventional employment under a privately-funded program proposed by Baltimore's mayor.