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Man killed when car crashes during race in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:08pm

A North Carolina man driving more than 200 mph (320 kph) has been killed after his vehicle crashed during a race Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park.

Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday.

State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:26pm

The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge's sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious.

The Latest: Wisconsin authorities who shot at gunman named

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:19pm

The Latest on this week's shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local):

Deputies: Man threatened to shoot helicopter flying overhead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:54pm

A Florida man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he told a television station and sheriff's deputies that he was going to shoot down the sheriff's helicopter if it didn't stop flying over his house.

Man to return to Louisiana prison after escape 15 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:48pm

It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change.

Peruvian national linked to atrocity arrested in West Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:20pm

Federal authorities say a former Peruvian Army sergeant has been apprehended in Texas on human rights violations for his alleged involvement in the 1991 killing of 15 villagers in the South American country.

Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:15pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard."

Authorities: East Idaho robbery suspect shoots Bingham County deputy

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:07pm

A Bingham County deputy was hospitalized and bound for surgery Friday night after he was shot by a suspect in recent drive-by shootings and robberies in Bonneville County, authorities said.

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:00pm

A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday.

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Ken Miller and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:26pm

A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington.

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser 'accept' Senate panel request to tell her story, ask to continue talks on terms Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:45pm

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser 'accept' Senate panel request to tell her story, ask to continue talks on terms Saturday.

Maine officials investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:37pm

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.

The Latest: Warehouse shooting victim had new wife, new job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:59am

The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland warehouse that killed four people and wounded three others (all times local):

Idaho deputy shot, wounded during arrest of robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:50am

Authorities say a Bingham County sheriff's deputy was shot while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect.

Funeral held for woman allegedly killed by border agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:49am

About 150 people have gathered at a Texas church for the funeral of one of the four women who authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol agent they've described as a serial killer.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Oklahoma after Utah man 'headbutts' flight attendant, reports say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:48am

A Delta flight from Salt Lake City had to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City after a drunk Utah man allegedly headbutted a flight attendant, reports say.

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:12am

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

Art exhibit canceled amid concerns over Trump satire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:51am

An art exhibit satirizing President Donald Trump has been canceled at a town arts center after its leaders worried it would make them appear biased.