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Utahn who died trying to save drowning mom, child named Carnegie hero

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:40pm

A Sandy man who jumped into the fast-moving and cold Provo River in an attempt to save a woman and her daughter in 2017 is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

Former college student found guilty for role in teen's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:21pm

A former Virginia Tech student has been found guilty for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl two years ago.

Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:19pm

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.

Sheriff heard on tape making disparaging remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:17pm

A recording has surfaced of a New Jersey county sheriff making disparaging comments about blacks and the state's first Sikh attorney general and Gov. Phil Murphy is calling on the official to resign.

Yellowstone geyser-walk suspect arrested again, in Cheyenne

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:06pm

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Cheyenne.

Arkansas justices face ethics charges over judge's case

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:06pm

A disciplinary panel has filed ethics charges against six Arkansas Supreme Court justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from handling any execution-related cases.

Hearing denied for man who blames killing on war flashback

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:42pm

New Hampshire has denied a pardon hearing request Thursday from a man who strangled his fiancée and stabbed her seven times in the heart 35 years ago.

Florida man accused of shooting, injuring a pit bull

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:40pm

Authorities say a Florida man who shot a pit bull multiple times has been arrested.

Florida Woman charged with threatening coworkers in emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:38pm

Authorities say a Florida woman threatened to kill her coworkers in a series of emails.

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:34pm

A judge has ordered the election for a state House seat in North Georgia be redone after dozens voted in the wrong race.

Trooper: Drunken Missouri man dragged horse behind his truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:33pm

Authorities say a drunken southwestern Missouri man badly injured a horse by dragging it behind his pickup truck until he was stopped by angry witnesses.

Salt Lake City mayor lobbying for another Olympics at annual USOC event

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:30pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is part of a delegation pitching the city's bid for another Winter Games at an annual meeting of U.S. Olympic officials in Colorado Springs.

Minimum age law for Louisiana strippers still a no-go

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:20pm

A federal appeals court decision means authorities in Louisiana still cannot enforce a state law setting 21 as the minimum age for exotic dancers who wear next to nothing in bars and nightclubs.

Prosecutor facing more charges related to public funds

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:11pm

The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city is facing more charges related to alleged misspending of public funds.

1st Tennessee woman elected to full term in Congress dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:10pm

Marilyn Lloyd, who became the first Tennessee woman elected to a full term in Congress and went on to serve two decades, has died. She was 89.

Man accused of South Carolina killing arrested in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:07pm

South Carolina authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of another man last month has been arrested in Arizona.

Chicago alderman to change plea in federal bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:03pm

A prominent Chicago alderman who pleaded not guilty to bribery and wire fraud two years ago is changing his plea.

The Latest: Target says Ole Miss donor's post is 'racist'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:02pm

The Latest on a Facebook post by the namesake of the University of Mississippi journalism school (all times local):

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:59pm

If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with your child's meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year.