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House Veterans' Affairs chairman seeks records on shooters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:41pm

The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has broadened his request for information on two former soldiers involved in mass shootings in Texas and Louisiana.

Dozens of gang members indicted in Chicago area, Indiana,

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Dozens of members of the Latin Kings street gang in the Chicago area and northern Indiana have been arrested on charges of a federal racketeering conspiracy that included arson, beatings, extortion, witness tampering and the attempted murder of a police officer, according to indictments unsealed Monday.

USA Basketball ticket refunds over long lines at Vegas arena

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:21pm

T-Mobile Arena is apologizing to fans and has refunded about 500 people their tickets to a USA Basketball game last week.

Dennis Hastert's prison release date pushed back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:21pm

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has pushed back the date it expects former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to be released from prison in his hush-money case.

Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:20pm

Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense's argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

Police: Man arrested after saying officers should be killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:11pm

Authorities say a West Virginia man has been arrested after posting a video on Facebook calling for police officers to be killed.

The Latest: Sheriff: Remains are Ohio college student

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:11pm

The Latest on the killing of an Ohio college student (all times local):

Indianapolis officer shot, suspect dead after chase, gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:11pm

Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Sheriff: Dead bodies found inside Arizona home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:11pm

Authorities found an undisclosed number of dead bodies inside a home in suburban Phoenix and were investigating the deaths as suspicious, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

The Latest: 16 Indianapolis officers fired about 200 rounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:11pm

The Latest on two Indianapolis police officers injured and a suspect killed in a shootout (all times local):

Video: Inmate lunged at jail staff before strangulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10pm

The Caddo County Sheriff's Office has released video of an April incident in which an Oklahoma inmate was restrained by jail staff and died of strangulation.

Grambling State's governing board names Gallot new president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:01pm

Former state lawmaker Rick Gallot was chosen Tuesday as the new president of Grambling State University.

Washington Monument to reopen Friday after elevator repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:01pm

The Washington Monument will reopen Friday after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator.

Former Virginia Tech students indicted in slaying of teen

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:01pm

Two former Virginia Tech students were indicted Tuesday in the slaying of a seventh-grade girl who was found dead last January days after authorities say she sneaked out of her window to rendezvous with the older teens, a county prosecutor said.

Suspect in student's killing was convicted of similar attack

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:00pm

The circumstances, separated by 26 years, are chilling: Two women are attacked while bicycling alone down lonely Ohio country roads on warm July days.

Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:00pm

Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. Tuesday, the 6-year-old lived that fantasy: riding shot gun in a booster seat through Sacramento in a truck labeled "Ethan's Garbage Truck."

Inspector dies after recently evicted home explodes in Omaha

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:51pm

A woman who was killed when a house exploded in Omaha was a property inspector sent to check the home after a tenant was evicted, authorities said Tuesday.

Illinois lawmaker's 'internet scam' police report redacted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:41pm

Police in suburban Chicago have released a report filed by former state Rep. Ron Sandack over an "internet scam," but it's almost completely blacked out.

Feds probe how University of Utah handles sex abuse reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:41pm

Federal education officials are investigating how quickly the University of Utah investigates sexual assault reports.