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Officer caught on video punching suspect won't face charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:52am

A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won't face charges.

Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native Zambia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:43am

A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

Suburban Houston man accused of paying to have 4 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:43am

Prosecutors have charged a 54-year-old suburban Houston man with four counts of solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her current boyfriend.

National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:31am

Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American dream.

Sheriff's office: Deputies have suspect in custody, one injured in shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:30am

Sheriff's office: Deputies have suspect in custody, one injured in shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida.

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:29am

On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady.

Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:29am

A tip-off led to the arrest in Texas of a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida, where she fatally shot her doppelganger with the intention of assuming her identity, an official said Friday.

Officials say inmate linked to disappearance hanged himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:18am

Prison officials in Maryland say an inmate hanged himself in his cell hours after he was publicly linked to a decades-old disappearance.

Search on to return WWI service medal to family of veteran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:17am

The search is on in New Jersey for the relatives of a former soldier whose medal for service has been found decades after World War I.

The Latest: It was Putin call that had Trump fuming at Flynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:13am

The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):

AP sources: Trump fumed at former adviser Flynn over delayed return call to Russia's Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:59am

AP sources: Trump fumed at former adviser Flynn over delayed return call to Russia's Putin.

Deputies: Remains of missing Georgia teacher found

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:51am

Deputies say human remains found along a highway in Georgia have been identified as those of a high school teacher reported missing three years ago.

Suspended fraternity: Offensive video was 'satirical sketch'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:41am

A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch" depicting an uneducated, intolerant person.

Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:31am

Authorities say two Florida sheriff's deputies were shot dead through the window of a Chinese restaurant by a man who then killed himself.

Maryland governor honors deputy who fired at school shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:55am

A school resource officer who fired at a student gunman in Maryland is receiving more honors.

Trump says midterms are "choice" for country on taxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:51am

President Donald Trump says the November elections are "a choice" for the country between Republicans who want to protect their signature tax cut law and Democrats who he says "want to end them and raise your taxes substantially."

Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:26am

An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times.

Small plane crashes in Pennsylvania, killing 2 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:59am

A small plane has crashed in central Pennsylvania, killing two people.

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:44am

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.