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Police: 3 fire shots into Chicago store; 1 dead, 4 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:29am

Two men and a woman fired nearly 20 shots into a convenience store on Chicago's South Side, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding four other people, police said.

Feds requested release of man now charged in Michigan deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:25am

Federal authorities had requested that a convicted felon recently charged in two recent Detroit-area slayings and suspected in at least four others stay out of custody despite several arrests and probation violations over the past few years.

Former Neo-Nazi leader arrested in swatting scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:50am

Prosecutors say a former neo-Nazi leader in Texas has been arrested and charged with a series phony bomb threats made in Virginia.

Louisiana governor: Judge should resign after racial slurs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:38am

Gov. John Bel Edwards called Wednesday on a Louisiana judge to step down after she admitted to using racial slurs in angry text messages. The Democratic governor said the “state deserves better.”

Woman accused of leaving her boyfriend in suitcase to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:37am

Authorities in Florida have arrested a woman accused of zipping her boyfriend into a suitcase, recording his repeated cries for help and leaving him locked inside until he died, according to sheriff's office documents.

Off-duty Florida deputy shoots man who broke into her house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:15am

An off-duty Florida sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man who broke into her home using an ax.

Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:14am

The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.

Former Baltimore mayor awaits sentence in book deals case

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:47am

Years before taking the office she'd resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.”

Grandfather to plead guilty in toddler's cruise ship death

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:42am

An Indiana man charged in his young granddaughter’s fatal fall from a cruise ship’s open window in Puerto Rico agreed to plead guilty in her July 2019 death, explaining that he was doing so “to try to help end part of this nightmare for my family.”

Driver in fatal highway school bus crash faces sentencing

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:34am

The driver of a school bus who veered across Interstate 80 in New Jersey after missing an exit and crashed into a dump truck, killing a teacher and a student and injuring dozens of others, faced sentencing Wednesday.

Woman charged after mom's life support is briefly turned off

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:11am

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after telling police that she cut tubes and turned off her mother's ventilator at a Michigan medical facility because she couldn't watch her “in all the pain,” a news organization reported.

Man sentenced for sending white powder to feds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:55am

A Massachusetts man who sent threatening packages containing white powder to federal officials, including one that had a death threat against President Donald Trump, has avoided additional time behind bars.

Police: Man upset at nurses sets fire to hospital bed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:43am

A Florida man set fire to his hospital bed in an attempt to get the attention of nurses because he felt that they were ignoring him, police said.

5-time major champ Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:42am

she is 373rd this week.

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is retiring from tennis at age 32

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:30am

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is retiring from tennis at age 32.

Trial begins for jailed American pals in policeman's slaying

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:59am

After months in a Rome jail, a pair of boyhood pals from California went on trial Wednesday, accused of murdering an Italian policeman during a summer vacation in Italy.

Mom of missing toddler accused of filing false police report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:37am

The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now accused of filing a false police report.

Cambodian refugee deported 2 years ago set to return to US

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:33am

A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago is reuniting with his family in Massachusetts.

How deadly is new coronavirus? It's still too early to tell

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:18am

Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China.