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Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:18pm

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was charged Friday with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three members of a family.

1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:08pm

A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades.

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:04pm

A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting.

Photos show many people wore oxygen masks wrong during Southwest emergency landing

Thom Patterson, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:51pm

Should you ever find yourself flying in a crippled airliner with an open window at 30,000 feet, knowing how to operate your oxygen mask could be vital.

Texas sheriff fires deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:46pm

A Texas sheriff has fired a deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man during a confrontation in Houston.

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:41pm

James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers.

Jury ends week with no decision on Border Patrol shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:19pm

A judge in the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager told jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict after they reported they were unable to reach a unanimous decision.

Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:27pm

A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:02pm

A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:36pm

St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor who responded by calling it another effort to "smear" him.

Dad fatally stabbed as daughter sat in lap at restaurant

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:32pm

A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in the random attack of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:18pm

A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Judge won't order Flint bottled water program to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:14pm

A federal judge has denied a request to order Michigan officials to resume distribution of free bottled water in Flint.

The Latest: Greitens: Gardner out to "smear" my name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:12pm

The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Police shooting victim's mental illness prompts questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:03pm

A man killed in a police shooting in suburban Salt Lake City had previous run-ins with law enforcement and claimed to have mental illness, prompting concerns Friday from a Black Lives Matter activist that police acted too aggressively.

The Latest: Florida school shooting suspect says 'Sorry'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:49pm

The Latest on teenager suspected of firing a shotgun in a Florida high school (all times local):

HHS secretary recovering at home after hospital stay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:47pm

A spokeswoman says health secretary Alex Azar is recovering at home in Indianapolis after his second hospitalization in less than a week for treatment of a painful bowel condition.

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Tom Lobianco and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:44pm

The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.

Protester faces charges for vandalism at NRA lobbyist's home

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:44pm

Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue.

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:38pm

A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday.