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Shaq donates home to Atlanta boy paralyzed by shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:09am

Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was shot at a school football game and paralyzed from the chest down.

Authorities: 2 Iowa deputies shot while serving warrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:18am

Authorities say two sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded while serving a warrant at an apartment complex in central Iowa.

Pilot killed, pickup driver injured in Wisconsin crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:08am

Sheriff's officials say the pilot of a small plane was killed and the driver of a pickup truck was critically injured in a collision near a private airfield in eastern Wisconsin.

New Orleans to explode huge unstable cranes ahead of storm

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:53am

The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Quarter, bringing them down Friday just ahead of tropical weather that could possibly cause them to tumble out of control.

Wet weekend: Tropical storm warnings for US Gulf Coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:20am

The National Hurricane Center expects a weather disturbance to become a tropical storm Friday as it moves toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast.

Real estate developer faces judgment in college bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:04am

A California real estate developer is returning to court to face sentencing for his role in a college admissions bribery scheme.

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:47pm

"I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills.

Man who killed Utah student sentenced for Colorado killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:45pm

A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a Colorado man.

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:30pm

They have the pitching, and they don't need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series.

Cummings, Trump relations soured amid House investigations

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:17pm

Rep. Elijah Cummings said somebody once told him he would see one guy when he sat down with President Donald Trump "and then you might see another guy" the next day.

Police get cooling off period before questioned in shootings

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:09pm

and some believe, to get justice.

White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:07pm

The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Commuter plane crash on Alaska island critically injures 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:43pm

A commuter airplane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, went off the runway while landing Thursday at a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea.

Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:18pm

Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump.

Oversight board fires police officer for fatally shooting 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:39pm

Chicago's police oversight board on Thursday fired an officer who fatally shot two people — a teenager he said threatened him with a bat and a woman standing nearby.

Suburban Houston man shot dead during break-in at his home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:44pm

Investigators say a 29-year-old man has been shot dead by intruders who broke into his suburban Houston home.

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:50pm

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

South Dakota teen pleads insanity in Wyoming girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:44pm

A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement.

The Latest: Probe after Chicago chief found lying in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:29pm

The Latest on Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson being found lying in car (all times local):