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Arizona man accused of burying his dead mom in his backyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:16pm

An Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly burying his dead mother in his backyard to continue receiving her Social Security checks and Veterans Affairs benefits.

Runaway barges crash into Oklahoma dam and quickly sink

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:58pm

Two unmanned barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma crashed into a dam hours later and sank Thursday, and they didn't cause the structure to fail, which officials feared might happen.

The Latest: Judge leaves murder case after criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:42pm

The Latest on a Mississippi police officer charged in a killing (all times local):

Minnesota woman indicted in husband's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:39pm

A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:36pm

A North Carolina man who served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt is heading home.

Police in Nebraska investigate attack as possible hate crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:33pm

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, are investigating an assault on a Muslim woman as a possible hate crime.

The Latest: Assange lawyer says charges threaten journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:14pm

The Latest on U.S. charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

Clarice Silber and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:07pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal driven by classroom unrest and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020.

Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are 'threat' to all journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:07pm

Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are 'threat' to all journalists.

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

Andrew Soergel, The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:06pm

Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.

The Latest: Serial killer execution awaits Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:59pm

The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer (all times local):

Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple's schemes

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:47pm

A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle.

Task force created to improve Idaho broadband infrastructure

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:47pm

Gov. Brad Little has created a task force aimed at improving broadband infrastructure across Idaho.

Tennessee governor: Lawmaker should address allegations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:43pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says it's "past time" for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to address the allegations publicly.

The Latest: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:41pm

The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local):

Senate passes long-delayed $19 billion disaster relief bill after Democrats force GOP to drop Trump border aid request

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:39pm

Senate passes long-delayed $19 billion disaster relief bill after Democrats force GOP to drop Trump border aid request.

Traffic backs up on I-95 in Florida as wildfire shuts road

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:29pm

Traffic is backed up on a section of Interstate 95 in Florida after authorities closed a section of the freeway in response to a nearby wildfire.

Trump says US will 'closely' monitor American Taliban member, adds 'nothing' could have been done to stop prison release

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:19pm

Trump says US will 'closely' monitor American Taliban member, adds 'nothing' could have been done to stop prison release.

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:03pm

In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that accuse him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the identities of confidential sources for American armed forces and diplomats.