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Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:05am

A South Carolina prosecutor said Friday that the investigation into the death of a 5th grader last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student.

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:04am

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Mayor charged with pointing gun at minors in park steps down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:02am

The mayor of a small town in Pennsylvania is stepping down after being charged with pointing a gun at kids in a park.

Virginia governor wants Confederate arch gone from US fort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:56am

Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for the removal of an arch honoring the former president of the Confederacy at Fort Monroe, where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago.

Idaho Ed Board approves tuition hikes at 4-year institutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:54am

Students attending any of Idaho's four-year colleges or universities will pay several hundred dollars more next year under a newly approved tuition hike.

Idaho settles whistleblower case for more than $500K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:54am

A federal trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the state of Idaho has been canceled after the state settled the case for more than $500,000.

Census estimates show Baltimore continues to lose population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:49am

New annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Baltimore is continuing to shed inhabitants.

Video: Deputy slams high school student's head to the ground

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:39am

A Florida sheriff's office is investigating after cellphone video shows deputies pepper spraying a teen and banging his head against the ground.

Coast Guard suspends search for boater in Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:34am

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for a boater who was reported overdue during a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa.

North Dakota company where 4 were slain seeks normalcy

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:31am

Camaraderie was so important for the "coffee club" at RJR Maintenance and Management that the four unofficial members often arrived at work early just to enjoy one another's company, mugs in hand, before other employees arrived and the workday began.

South-central Idaho teacher facing felony charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:13am

A third-grade teacher in south-central Idaho accused of injuring a man in front of three small children is facing three felony charges.

US judge blocks part of Ohio ban on abortion procedure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:11am

A federal judge has blocked part of an Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases.

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:01am

Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning.

California couple who shackled children face life in prison

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:01am

The desperate cry for help came from a girl who had lived in such isolation for 17 years that she didn't know her address, the month of the year or what the word medication meant.

Indiana man accused of posting Trump threats on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:01am

Federal charges have been filed against an Indiana man who authorities say threatened to shoot President Donald Trump in Facebook posts.

The Latest: Storm system sets rainfall record in Little Rock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:39am

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):

Hit-and-run driver sought in fatal wreck in Salt Lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:37am

Authorities are looking for a man who was driving a car involved in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a motorcyclist on a Salt Lake City freeway.

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:20am

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel's Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump.

North Korea nuclear impasse looms over US-Japan talks

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:18am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Sanders claims she didn't lie, despite Mueller finding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:13am

President Donald Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders pushed back Friday against allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report exposed a culture of lying at the White House.