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Convicted killer denied retrial despite twin's confession

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:24pm

A Chicago man found guilty of fatally shooting a rival street gang member in 2003 will not be granted a retrial even though the convicted man's twin claims that he committed the crime and not his brother, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Police: Man pointed gun at girlfriend over late baby shower

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:25pm

A Central Texas man has been arrested after police say he pointed a loaded gun at his pregnant girlfriend when her baby shower at their home went longer than planned.

Lawmakers postpone interview with Deputy AG Rosenstein

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:20pm

Two House committees are postponing a closed-door interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that was expected to delve into reports that he discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.

Hearing set on complaint against convicted W.Va. justice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:17pm

A West Virginia judicial conduct board has reinstated proceedings against convicted state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Sentencing resumes for Texas woman accused of starving son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:14pm

Friends and family members are urging leniency for a Texas woman convicted of attempted murder for withholding food and nutrients from her son.

No charges filed against suicidal Alaska man in standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:52pm

Police in Alaska say no charges will be filed against an armed, suicidal man who was parked in a vehicle with a woman for hours outside a hospital before he was detained.

'Boogeyman' Trump stokes fears in election closing arguments

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:44pm

Mob rule. A socialist takeover. Terrorists marching on the U.S. border.

Judge reverses order on media in alleged surgeon rape case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:40pm

A California judge on Tuesday reversed an order barring the media from reporting on search warrant documents in the case of a surgeon charged with sexual assault, a lawyer said.

Volunteers search swamps, fields for signs of Wisconsin girl

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:40pm

Hundreds of volunteers in rows walked through swamps, cornfields and woods on Tuesday in search of clues that might lead investigators to a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed and who is believed to have been abducted.

Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:39pm

Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it.

Escaped inmate claiming to be twin headed back to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:28pm

An escaped Georgia inmate who claimed to be his twin brother when he was arrested in Florida is heading back to prison.

Jurors shown video of chained-up boy in Kansas abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:14pm

Jurors deciding the fate of a man accused of killing a 3-year-old boy found encased in concrete were shown photos and video of the child chained up in the basement of his rental home in Kansas.

Vintage plane crash-lands on California freeway, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:10pm

A pilot escaped injury after his vintage single-engine plane crashed and burst into flames on a Southern California freeway Tuesday, authorities said.

Pizza man released from jail after domestic violence arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:05pm

A pizza deliveryman detained at an Army base over his immigration status, sparking outrage, has been released from jail after his arrest last week in a domestic violence case.

Sanctions upheld against band after questionable program

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:01pm

Sanctions against a Mississippi high school band were upheld Tuesday after a halftime program depicting police officers held at gunpoint was performed in a town where two officers were shot to death.

Latest: Nobody hurt in plane crash on LA-area freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:00pm

The Latest on a plane crash on a Los Angeles freeway (all times local):

Yellowstone superintendent won't consider visitor caps

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:59pm

The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday he won't consider capping the number of visitors to the nation's first national park, which is on pace to attract more than 4 million visitors for the fourth consecutive year.

Melania Trump hosts students for movie at the White House

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:54pm

First lady Melania Trump invited sixth graders to the White House on Tuesday to watch a movie about kindness as part of her anti-bullying campaign — even as her office pushed back against one of the first lady's own critics on Twitter.

Idaho spends most of its emergency opioid grant on treatment

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:30pm

Idaho spent the vast majority of its share of federal emergency money intended to fight the nation's opioid crisis on treatment, much like other states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to an Associated Press analysis.