Murder charges for former leader of the Ku Klux Klan
2014-04-16 02:11:13 UTC
Frazier Glenn Cross is accused of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center near Kansas City, Kansas, on Sunday and then a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility. He has been charged with one count of...
Suspect shouts 'Heil Hitler' from police car
2014-04-14 08:49:30 UTC
Kansas City - A Missouri man, with a long virulent history of anti-Semitism, is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City, and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby.
US Woman Arrested After Police Find Corpses Of 7 Babies In Garage
2014-04-14 08:42:36 UTC
An American woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade has been arrested after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the house ...
Multiple stabbings at Pennsylvania High school
2014-04-09 16:22:47 UTC
A 16-year-old student embarked on a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday that left 20 people injured before he was apprehended by staff.
Police said the boy brandished two knives in the attack that left 19 students and a sc...
Jimmy Carter on the road for 'A Call to Action'
2014-04-02 07:17:25 UTC
Former President Jimmy Carter is on an impressive publicity tour as he promotes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." The book addresses worldwide discrimination and violence against women and girls, covers the im...
Elephants damage vehicles after escaping from Missouri circus handlers
2014-03-23 05:52:14 UTC
Three elephants escaped on Saturday from their handlers at a circus in the US and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured.
Television station KMOV reported that the female elephants escaped from the children's ri...
California prepare for worst as drought deepens wildfire risk
2014-03-20 06:36:59 UTC
California is facing wildfires "outside of any normal bounds" as a historic drought turns drying brush and trees into a perfect tinderbox, officials have warned. The state recorded 665 wildfires from 1 January, about three times the average of 225...
Immigrant activists push to stop deportations
2014-03-18 17:17:10 UTC
DENVER (AP) — Late last year members of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition acknowledged that there was little hope Congress would pass much-anticipated legislation granting citizenship to people in the U.S. illegally. So the group stopped lobby...
Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles
2014-03-17 17:59:57 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage.
The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 mile...
Investigators seek cause of San Francisco fire
2014-03-13 06:22:34 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby structures and prompting evacuations as ...
Man convicted of slaying 7 awarded nearly $500K
2014-03-10 06:57:09 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face...
The time change: Move clocks ahead 1 hour
2014-03-08 09:01:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.
Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. ...
Boy, 8, dies after East Price Hill shooting
2014-03-02 07:41:38 UTC
EAST PRICE HILL — An 8-year-old boy died Saturday after he was fatally shot by his brother in an apparent accident, according to Cincinnati Police Department officials.
The child, Sammy Lorenzo, and his two brothers were visiting an uncle in th...
AP Exclusive: Phone system failed in LAX shooting
2014-02-27 07:47:18 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles International Airport police dispatcher who received a call seconds after a gunman opened fire last year didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system d...
Michael Taylor has been executed by Missouri shortly after midnight
2014-02-26 09:51:02 UTC
Missouri has gone ahead with executing a death-row prisoner using a drug from an unspecified source. The lethal injection of pentobarbital used to kill Michael Taylor, 47, who raped and murdered a teenage girl in 1989, was presumed to have been bo...
Probe begins into carbon monoxide leak at NY mall
2014-02-23 09:41:48 UTC
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Officials investigating a carbon monoxide leak at a New York mall are concentrating on the heating system of a restaurant following the death of the eatery's 55-year-old manager and more than two dozen others being ...
Tribal objects shown reverence on trip home to US
2014-02-20 08:56:21 UTC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two dozen ceremonial items bought last year at auction in France are set to return to Arizona in a way that pays reverence to the beliefs of American Indian tribes.
The masks and hoods invoke the ancestral spirits of the...
Fla. detective: 9 bullet holes in loud music SUV
2014-02-09 07:02:59 UTC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine bullet holes were found in an SUV after an argument over loud music at a Florida convenience store that left a teen dead, an investigator testified Saturday at the trial of the man charged with opening fire.
Tenn girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda
2014-02-07 09:33:24 UTC
SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said.
Martin Luther King's children battling over estate
2014-02-07 09:30:38 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried...
Woman executed in Texas for 1998 torture killing
2014-02-06 06:16:58 UTC
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare execution of a female prisoner.
The lethal injection of Suz...
Cabin fever sets in amid relentless cold, snow
2014-02-04 12:59:31 UTC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — T.J. Rutherford loves to golf, even in the winter. Just not this winter.
With single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills becoming the norm from the Midwest to the East Coast, often combined with snow or ice, the 59-year...
Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured
2014-02-04 03:03:39 UTC
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said.
Officials were s...
Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys
2014-02-03 07:16:38 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say.
Reasons for the differences are un...
5 things to know from Friday's Super Bowl scene
2014-02-01 10:09:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Carroll and John Fox smiled as they stood and posed next to the Lombardi Trophy.
By Sunday night, one of the Super Bowl coaches will be holding it up in victory.
The other will be left thinking about next season.