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Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:37am

President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa.

Maine election officials near final tally in US House race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:34am

Maine election officials are preparing for final tabulations in the first congressional election to be decided by ranked balloting even as they await a federal judge's ruling on a request to halt the tallies.

Latest: Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:32am

The Latest on an Indiana driver who is accused of striking and killing three children as they prepared to board a school bus (all times local):

The Latest: Wintry weather system moving into New Jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:56am

The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local):

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:12am

Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped.

Man at center of branded women case seeks release on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:03am

The leader of a New York-based self-improvement group who is accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex has again filed a request to be released on bond.

Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:55am

As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for.

Teen accused killing mother, brother will be tried as adult

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:17am

A Pennsylvania teenager accused of killing his mother and younger brother in their home will be tried as an adult.

Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:58am

An inmate fled a Georgia jail with the help of his mom and then went out for pancakes.

Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east

Adrian Sainz and Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:32am

A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.

Woman charged in bus stop crash that killed 3 due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:32am

A northern Indiana woman charged in a school bus stop crash that killed three children is due in court for her first hearing in the case.

LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA's 126-117 win over Blazers

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:08am

A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game.

Lawyer: 2 doctors find accused man incompetent for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:15am

A Louisiana man accused of killing three people last year and wounding another has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a former Baton Rouge official.

Mississippi traffic stop leads to arrest of Florida fugitive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:48am

Authorities in Mississippi say a traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man wanted in Florida on molestation charges.

Heroic California cop who died in bar shooting is mourned

Christopher Weber and John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:54pm

Sheriff's deputies knew him as a cop's cop, one who would "go to the ends of the earth" to solve a crime. To family and friends, Ron Helus was a devoted husband and father who loved to go fly fishing with his son.

Experts look ways to curb deaths as fires get more severe

Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:49pm

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West.

Southern California fire scorches huge swath of public lands

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:48pm

Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.

Arizona man convicted in first-degree murder of girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:36pm

A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing.

Florida school massacre panel to hear from criticized deputy

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:24pm

The then-sheriff's deputy on campus during the Florida high school massacre is scheduled to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating the shooting, a day after members called him "not a real cop" and "a coward."

Nielsen's DHS replacement to face same border challenges

Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:22pm

President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border.