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Medical emergency led to crash into base security barrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:43am

Authorities say a driver having a medical emergency led to a car slamming into a security barrier at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit.

New Orleans schools expected to allow bulletproof backpacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:37am

Bulletproof backpacks may soon be allowed in New Orleans public schools.

Florida added 2.5 million residents in past 8 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:33am

Almost 2.5 million people have moved to Florida since the beginning of the decade.

Florida man dupes Texas school district into sending him $2M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:19am

Federal court records show a Florida man duped a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million and then used the money to purchase a BMW and Rolex watches.

Mother charged in death of kid killed by train in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:17am

Police in central California say a woman has been arrested on felony child neglect charges after her 8-year-old daughter was killed as she crawled under a train in downtown Fresno.

Mississippi sheriff arrested on a dozen felony charges

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

A northern Mississippi sheriff was arrested Wednesday on a dozen felony charges, including embezzlement and evidence tampering, just weeks after saying he would resign in January because of health reasons.

Searches fail to locate missing passenger on cruise ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:51am

Searches have failed to turn up a man who went missing Sunday aboard a cruise ship traveling to the western Caribbean from Mobile, Alabama.

Trump lashes out over foundation shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:50am

President Donald Trump is lashing out at New York Democrats over their efforts to shut down his charitable foundation.

N. Carolina school bus crash injuring 13 yields more charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:36am

The woman charged with hitting a school bus that overturned in North Carolina is now charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

Trump says he's eager to sign sweeping criminal justice bill

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:22am

The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society.

Official says US to withdraw all American troops in Syria

Lolita C. Baldor, Susannah George and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:14am

The Trump administration will withdraw all of the approximately 2,000 American troops in Syria, according to a U.S. official, as the White House declared victory Wednesday in the mission to defeat Islamic State militants there.

AP obtains exclusive data showing most of the 14,300 migrant children in custody are in facilities with 100-plus kids

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

— AP obtains exclusive data showing most of the 14,300 migrant children in custody are in facilities with 100-plus kids.

Inmate in hot water: Police find escapee soaking in hot tub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:51am

An escaped inmate is back in custody after being found soaking in a hot tub at an Ohio senior living community, still wearing her yellow jail outfit.

US preparing for 'full' and 'rapid' withdrawal from Syria, defense official says

Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:43am

Planning is underway for a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US troops from Syria, a US defense official told CNN Wednesday.

Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:31am

A former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains.

Finial swiped from conservatory dome returned, gift wrapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:11am

A golden ball swiped from the top of the conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park has been returned, gift wrapped in a giant Christmas stocking.

Air Force to release report into 'active shooter' reaction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:44am

An Air Force base in Ohio plans to release its findings into a chaotic "active shooter" false alarm after a 911 call to base security.

Kansas to pay $1.1M in wrongful conviction look-alike case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:43am

Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him.

The Latest: Senate Democrats will support GOP spending bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:42am

The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local):