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Illinois court upholds former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson's murder conviction in death of his 3rd wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 8:05am

Illinois court upholds former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson's murder conviction in death of his 3rd wife.

Sheriff says South Carolina man killed in ambush shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 8:04am

Sheriff's deputies say a South Carolina man has been shot and killed in an ambush attack.

Education Secretary DeVos uses private plane for work travel

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 8:01am

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events.

Cornell student charged in attack apologizes for behavior

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:49am

A white Cornell University student charged with beating a black student has apologized for the language he used during an attack that police say may have been racially motivated.

Settlement: Inmates can now receive some handmade drawings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:42am

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit challenging the New Hampshire Department of Corrections' prison mail policy, and inmates will now be allowed to receive some handmade drawings.

2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:41am

Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Plane crashes after takeoff, killing Georgia pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:38am

A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday.

Cop on desk after violent arrest of man 'trying to help'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:37am

One of five Pittsburgh officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook has been assigned to desk duty while the others are working their usual assignments.

Closing arguments, jury deliberations expected in Bobo case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:27am

Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of a man charged with killing a Tennessee nursing student who disappeared into the woods behind her rural home more than six years ago.

Kentucky man pleads guilty in beating death of 7-week-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:17am

A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to the 2015 beating death of a 7-week-old boy.

Official charged in Flint water-related death faces hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:14am

A Michigan official blamed in the death of a Flint-area man who had Legionnaires' disease faces a key hearing to determine whether he will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter.

'Nasty' to have service dog in restaurant, customer says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:04am

An argument broke out after a woman complained about a service dog being allowed inside a Delaware restaurant.

Police: High schoolers charged with raping classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:53am

Authorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate and police say a third suspect is at large.

Judge rescinds impoundment order in quadruple slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:42am

A judge has ruled that some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with killing his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home will be made public.

Florida hospital closed as officials assess hurricane damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:37am

A beachside hospital on Florida's Atlantic Coast remains closed as officials evaluate the damage done to the building by Hurricane Irma.

Fatal police shooting on the rise in St. Louis this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:35am

There have been more fatal police shootings in St. Louis in 2017 than for a decade — with three months still left until year's end.

Grand jury clears Toledo police officer in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:17am

A grand jury in Ohio has declined to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of a man during an apparent domestic dispute.

State park's hiking trails close following bear attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:09am

A black bear has attacked a woman at a state park in Virginia, prompting officials to close the park's hiking trails.

Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:03am

A 4-year-old Florida girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun when she reached into her grandmother's purse for candy.