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Florida raises estimate for the state's manatee population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:14am

It's been a deadly year for manatees, but Florida wildlife officials believe there are more of the threatened marine mammals than they previously thought.

Federal judge delays sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:06am

Federal judge delays sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Police: Officers save infant after dad said he drowned her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:05am

Two Missouri officers saved the life of a 6-month-old girl whose father walked into their police station and said he had just drowned his daughter, authorities say.

Juvenile convict's life term stands after parole added

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:03am

A North Carolina appeals court says a life prison sentence for a man who was a teenager when he participated in a murderous stickup is constitutional because he now has a chance to earn parole.

Attorneys for Michael Flynn request postponement in sentencing hearing to allow him to continue cooperating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:56am

Attorneys for Michael Flynn request postponement in sentencing hearing to allow him to continue cooperating.

FBI releases identity of shooter at home on Navajo Nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:54am

The FBI has released the identity of a man who fatally shot himself and three other people and critically wounded a fifth person at a home in northwestern New Mexico last month.

Ex-police commissioner pleads guilty to failing to pay taxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:30am

Baltimore's former police commissioner has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges.

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:15am

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.

Judge ends suit over death caused when sand collapsed

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:14am

A New Jersey judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died when the sand under his feet collapsed as he walked along the shoreline, plunging him into the swirling waters of an inlet.

Critics of criminal justice bill make final push for changes

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:09am

Critics of a criminal justice bill in the Senate are making a final push to amend the legislation in a way that could kill its prospects.

The Latest: Ex-Snyder aide urges veto of ballot drive bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:09am

The Latest on developments during the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session (all times local):

Judge tells former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn: "Arguably you sold your country out."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:07am

Judge tells former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn: "Arguably you sold your country out."

US stocks climb after two big losses; oil falls 5 percent

Stan Choe and Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:01am

U.S. stocks are broadly higher at midday Tuesday, putting at least a temporary halt to the steep market losses that circled the globe in prior days. Asian markets sank sharply earlier in the day and European markets continued to slip. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up about 300 points after falling 1,004 points over the past two days.

Connecticut town grieves after boy kills sister, injures mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:54am

A Connecticut community is reeling after authorities say a boy killed his sister and seriously wounded his mother in a stabbing.

Family: Blind Michigan woman vanishes during visit to Peru

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:29am

A blind American woman from Michigan has gone missing after traveling to Peru for a wedding.

Red tide is giving most of Florida a break, for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:17am

After months of widespread red tide infestation along Florida's coast, the noxious algae bloom is giving much of the state a break.

Stanley the cat, recipient of $19K kidney transplant, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:12am

The 18-year-old Baltimore cat who received a $19,000 kidney transplant just over a year ago has died.

The Latest: Senate leaders negotiating to avert shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:08am

The Latest on negotiations over funding President Donald Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and the possibility of a partial government shutdown (all times local):

Trump administration moves to officially ban bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:07am

Trump administration moves to officially ban bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly.