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Key panel approving $250 million for election security

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:31am

A key Senate panel is approving $250 million to help states beef up their election systems, freeing up the money after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came under criticism from Democrats for impeding separate election security legislation.

Idaho officials say cat has rabies, first case in decades

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

Idaho health officials say a cat has tested positive for rabies for the first time in 27 years.

National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Jerry has formed and is closing in on Caribbean islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:00am

National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Jerry has formed and is closing in on Caribbean islands.

3 killed in Chicago shooting idenfitied; attackers at large

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

Authorities have identified three young men who were gunned down while standing outside a convenience store on Chicago's West Side.

Sex crime suspect says underage girl's family attacked him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:31am

A Louisiana man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old said he was beaten by the girl's family after they caught the two together.

Wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn dies at age 80

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:28am

Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, has died.

Woman convicted in texting suicide case seeks parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:33am

The Massachusetts woman sentenced to 15 months in jail for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life is asking for early release.

Pepper spray discharge forces in evacuation of restaurant

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

Firefighters and paramedics treated about a dozen people after an apparently accidental discharge of pepper spray forced the evacuation of a Salt Lake City restaurant.

Florida man drove with bodies of wife, 4 kids to Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:20am

Authorities say a man suspected of killing his wife and four children and driving their bodies into Georgia has returned to Florida to face murder charges.

Ex-Minnesota Gophers coach reaches $1M deal with hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:20am

Former Gophers linebackers coach Mike Sherels has reached a $1 million settlement with the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview involving treatment that left him in a coma in 2016.

Government watchdog to testify about alleged Trump 'promise'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:52am

The government's intelligence watchdog is set to testify in a closed session before the House intelligence committee about the handling of a whistleblower complaint.

Ex-Michigan State medical resident sentenced in sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:18am

A former Michigan State University medical resident who authorities say sexually assaulted two women at a university health center and forced them to watch videos of him masturbating has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison.

The Latest: Hurricane Jerry forms, closing in on Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:10am

The Latest on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic (all times local):

Trump says gun negotiations going 'very slowly'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:54am

President Donald Trump is pouring cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as his aides circulate a draft plan on Capitol Hill.

Man fatally shot after leaving St. Paul church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:41am

Minnesota police say a man who was leaving a Bible study with his young daughter and father was fatally shot outside his church in St. Paul.

The Latest: Houston facing heavy rainfall from storm system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:23am

The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local):

Bus crashes carrying country singer Josh Turner's road crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:14am

Authorities in central California say a passenger bus has crashed while carrying the road crew for country and gospel singer Josh Turner, leaving one dead and seven injured.

Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:44am

The Vermont Air National Guard is due to take delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 fighter aircrafts, the first guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter.