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Kentucky woman accused of faking cancer for cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:10am

A Kentucky woman is accused of faking cancer for donations.

Boston police officer wounded in shootout with motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:43am

Police say a Boston police officer has been wounded during an exchange of fire with a motorist during a traffic stop in the city's Roxbury neighborhood.

Wisconsin man pleads not guilty in case of abused teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:04am

A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.

Maryland school apologizes for whites-only admission policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:12am

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has apologized for a past admission policy that barred black students.

Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

Jim Mustian and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:04pm

Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon that has been called the "Googling juror."

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:24pm

William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public.

Judge weighs call to expose depth of watchlist distribution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:09pm

A federal magistrate will weigh a request that would force the U.S. government to disclose details about more than 1,400 private entities including hospitals and universities that have received access to parts of the government's terrorist watchlist.

Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:33pm

A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.

Man accused of having 3 wives in 3 states awaits extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:48pm

Maine prosecutors say New Hampshire will have first dibs on a man who is accused of being married to three women in different states.

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:32pm

The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.

Latest: Authorities release photo of suspect in '73 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:28pm

The Latest on a cold-case arrest in the killing of a girl in California (all times local):

Felony count axed for 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:47pm

A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas.

White House says US will keep 200 troops in Syria

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:18pm

The Trump administration, which abruptly announced in December that it was pulling out of Syria, said Thursday that it will keep 200 U.S. troops in the country for now.

The Latest: Judge considers expanding child separation case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:16pm

The Latest on the legal wrangling over the Trump administration's policy to separate immigrant families who crossed the border illegally (all times local):

Minnesota AG to review case of woman accused in 2 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:12pm

The Minnesota Attorney General's office will review the case of a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.

Republicans, Democrats spar over hearings on Lt. Gov.

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:11pm

A messy partisan battle is looming over efforts by Virginia lawmakers to investigate two women's allegations of rape against one of the state's top officials.

Sheriff names 1 more victim of deadly California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:34pm

Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85.

Iowa Rep. Steve King says he'll seek re-election in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:34pm

Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership's move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white supremacy.

The Latest: Case dismissed amid review of Houston cop's work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:48pm

The Latest on the fallout following a deadly drug raid in Houston (all times local):