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Texas man sentenced to life in stomping death of toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:56am

A Texas man convicted of beating and stomping his girlfriend's baby daughter to death then burying her body has been sentenced to life in prison.

White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee, calls allegations against him 'false and fabricated'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:55am

White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee, calls allegations against him 'false and fabricated'

Ex-Port Authority commissioner apologizes, denies wrongdoing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:41am

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop has apologized and denies she was seeking special treatment.

Shooting at apartment complex in Illinois leaves 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:37am

Police say two people are dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in central Illinois.

Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:35am

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote Thursday on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia investigation.

Authorities probe allegations man was beaten by officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10am

State authorities are investigating after a homeless North Carolina man says he was brutally beaten by law officers while he was unarmed and crossing a street.

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:35am

A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented job action that will close schools for a majority of the state's public school students, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado.

Officials: 3-year-old killed in Pennsylvania fire was alone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:31am

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl killed in a house fire in Pennsylvania was home alone when the flames broke out.

VA nominee accused of drunken behavior, reckless prescribing

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:57am

White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing, according to accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary.

Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:13am

"You did it, Michelle."

Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

Don Thompson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:27am

Joseph DeAngelo's six-year career as a cop came swiftly to an end after being busted for shoplifting a can of dog repellant and a hammer from a Pay N' Save store in a Sacramento suburb in 1979.

Q&A: Why Colorado, Arizona teachers are walking off the job

Brian Eason and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:57am

Tens of thousands of schoolteachers plan to walk off the job in Arizona and Colorado on Thursday, shuttering classrooms in pursuit of better pay and school funding.

Victims voice relief after arrest in serial killing case

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:43am

Jane Carson-Sandler's morning in 1976 turned from innocence to terror when a masked man broke into her home and entered the bedroom where she lay snuggled with her 3-year-old son.

Native group decries human rights violations at Bears Ears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:04am

A Native American advocacy group is appealing to an independent expert with the United Nations Human Rights Council to order the United States to respond to ongoing human right violations it says are happening at Bears Ears National Monument.

The Latest: Alleged serial killer worked in warehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:59pm

The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local):

Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tact

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37pm

Mary Daly has heard the criticism: That the tough-on-drugs approach favored by the Trump administration is cruel, ineffective and a return to the failed policies of the 1980s.

Manhunt underway for suspect in killing of sheriff's deputy

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:29pm

A manhunt is underway for the suspect in what is believed to be the first killing of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years.

Court won't return tigers, exotic animals to Ohio man's home

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:25pm

A man whose tigers and other exotic animals were seized in a raid by authorities in Ohio lost what is likely his final court challenge seeking return of the animals to his roadside sanctuary.

Ohio man accused in terror plot seeks early prison release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:17pm

An Ohio man has unsuccessfully asked a judge to release him from his 22-year prison sentence on a terrorism conviction.

Cincinnati passes 911 center plan after trapped teen's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:17pm

The Cincinnati City Council has voted to infuse nearly a half million dollars into an emergency call center that's come under scrutiny after the failed response to find a teen who was trapped in a minivan and died despite twice calling 911.