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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:13pm

The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda that flooded parts of Texas left at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in homes.

Court: Jail's 3-book limit doesn't violate rights of inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:22pm

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled the confiscation by Cook County Jail guards of over 30 books from an inmate didn't violate his free-speech rights.

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:01pm

Owners have pulled boats from the water and shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Tropical Storm Lorena bears down on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area, predicted to arrive Friday at hurricane force.

No charges for mayor accused of misusing retirement fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:07pm

Utah County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the Orem mayor who was accused of misusing his city retirement account.

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 8:53pm

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

Bernie Sanders says he's reached 1 million individual donors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:14pm

Bernie Sanders' campaign says that it has received contributions from more than 1 million individual donors and that it's the first in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field to do so.

Former fugitive couple plead not guilty to Arizona killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:37pm

A couple arrested after a 16-day escape from extradition to southern Arizona to face charges in a murder case have pleaded not guilty.

The Latest: Hurricane Jerry headed north of Leeward Islands

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 6:19pm

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

Officer drops appeal of suspension in black man's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:52pm

A police officer is dropping his appeal of a three-day suspension over a confrontation with a black man whose shooting death prompted widespread protests in Baton Rouge in 2016.

Pence praises police officers in twist on White House visit

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:28pm

Vice President Mike Pence visited New York City police headquarters and heralded its football team for winning a recent national championship among public safety agencies.

The Latest: Arson not suspected in Wisconsin group home fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:28pm

The Latest on Wisconsin fire that killed three residents of a group home for mentally disabled (all times local):

Police: Mom left child in car while working at strip club

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 4:50pm

Police say they found a 3-year-old girl wandering in a parking lot while her mother worked inside a South Florida strip club.

State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 4:34pm

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year.

Bill creating coin honoring Christa McAuliffe is approved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:59pm

New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation is welcoming the passage of a bill that will create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord High School teacher who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster 33 years ago.

Plea deal reached for Wisconsin fugitive who hid in bunker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:53pm

Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years.

Man shot by police gang unit members in Memphis identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:48pm

Tennessee authorities have identified a man who was killed by deputies during an incident that also left two deputies injured.

Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:41pm

The Trump administration has reversed its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships.

Virginia GOP renews call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:37pm

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor.