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Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer

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

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento policewoman in an ambush last year.

Lawyer: Family slaughter 'almost unbearable' for Utah father

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:59pm

The killing of a Utah mother and three of her children by a gunman identified by police as her 16-year-old son is “nearly unbearable" for the father of their children, a lawyer said Thursday.

Man charged in deaths of 3 teens after California crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:59pm

A man was charged with murder Thursday following a weekend car crash that killed three 16-year-old boys and injured three other teens in Southern California, authorities said.

Washington files multistate lawsuit to block 3D gun files

Chris Grygiel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:39pm

A move by the Trump administration to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet would make it easier for terrorists and criminals to access weapons, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday in filing a multi-state lawsuit trying to block the data.

Mayor: Mummers Parade 'in jeopardy' for repeated blackface

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:31pm

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney warned residents he will end the city's annual Mummers Parade if organizers don't curtail participants' inappropriate behavior, including blackface.

Russian pleads guilty in Virginia to large-scale card fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:31pm

A Russian national pleaded guilty Thursday to running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud.

Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:15pm

Mississippi's new governor says he and the interim corrections commissioner toured a troubled state prison to see conditions and to try to understand what led to an outburst of deadly violence in recent weeks.

Texas high school bars student who won't cut dreadlocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:03pm

A black Texas high school student won't be allowed to return to school or attend his graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks, his family says.

PSA on man killed by Dallas officer to air during Super Bowl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:01pm

A public service announcement honoring the life of a black man who was killed in his living room by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own will air during the Super Bowl next month to highlight the impact of police violence, the family's lawyer said.

Texas man: Police shot, hurt 3-year-old daughter, teen son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:46pm

A state agency was investigating Thursday after a man said police officers in West Texas shot and injured his 3-year-old daughter and teenage son while searching a home.

Lawmakers, professors seek return of Iranian college student

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:40pm

Federal lawmakers and college professors in Massachusetts are demanding answers after an Iranian student was denied entry into the U.S. despite a court order temporarily staying his removal.

Nevada woman sentenced for killing she blamed on spirits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:48pm

A Nevada woman who said she shot a gun at spirits who attacked her roommate was sentenced to prison for the man's fatal shooting.

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:48pm

The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards.

Prosecutor: DNA match leads to Florida 'pillowcase rapist'

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:44pm

A DNA match has led to a Florida man prosecutors suspect is the “pillowcase rapist” responsible for numerous sexual assaults of women in the Miami area during the 1980s.

Teen indicted in crash that killed Auburn announcer, wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:30pm

Grand jurors have indicted a teenager on manslaughter charges in the fatal crash that killed Auburn University announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife last year.

New charges filed against Utah couple in case linked to Texas deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:03pm

New charges have been filed against a Utah couple arrested last year in connection with the deaths of a New Hampshire couple found buried at a South Texas beach.

Man pleads not guilty in slayings of wife, son, neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:53pm

A suspended state corrections officer pleaded not guilty Thursday in the Christmas Day shootings of his wife, adult son and another man in a small eastern Illinois community.

R. Kelly girlfriend can return to Kelly home for belongings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:47pm

A judge on Thursday agreed to allow a girlfriend of R. Kelly retrieve her belongings from the singer's home in Trump Tower in Chicago, where authorities say she assaulted one of Kelly's other girlfriends earlier this month.

Police investigating racist drawing at WVa high school

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:35pm

Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a rival team.