Man accused of killing 2 appointed high-priced attorney

A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been appointed the high-priced attorney he asked for last year
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Florida toddler dies after falling in canal

Authorities say a Florida toddler died after going missing and falling in a canal
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Power equipment maker to add 200 Tennessee jobs, invest $10M

A power equipment manufacturing company is slated to invest $10 million and add 200 full-time jobs at its Tennessee operations
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Tawes Crab and Clam Bake set for Maryland

It's literally one of the hottest political events in Maryland: The Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
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Endangered woodpecker has mediocre breeding season

The endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers had a so-so breeding year in Virginia
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Portion of Business Interstate 40 to close for bridge work

Contractors will be closing a portion of Business Interstate 40 in both directions this week to prepare for construction work
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Tennessee judge denies mental illness clam in work shooting

A Tennessee judge has rejected a claim that a man charged in a workplace shooting could not appreciate his actions because he has mental illness
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Ex-doctor 'Candy Man' resentenced for illegal prescriptions

A former Southern California doctor dubbed the "Candy Man" has been resentenced to 27 years in federal prison for writing illegal drug prescriptions for nine patients, including one who died
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Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities
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Swimmers barely escape before driver crashes into pool

A group of children and adults in an above-ground pool in Pennsylvania barely managed to get out the way before a car smashed into it
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2 bridges on Interstate 40 to be replaced by NCDOT

Two bridges on Interstate 40 in North Carolina are going to be replaced by the North Carolina Department of Transportation
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Ceremony to mark start on new North Carolina train station

A groundbreaking ceremony will mark the return of passenger train service to the downtown of a North Carolina city, although the trains won't roll in for another four years
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West Virginia trooper being recognized after shooting

A West Virginia state police sergeant is being recognized a year after he was wounded in a shooting
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Markers planned for Revolutionary War veterans in Kentucky

Nearly two dozen markers are planned for Revolutionary War veterans who settled in south-central Kentucky
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Wildfires force evacuations in Spokane, Columbia River Gorge

A small but fast-moving wildfire in Spokane prompted evacuation notices for more than 700 homes
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DEQ: No hazards after paper mill issue discolored river

State regulators say they have found no environmental hazards after a problem at a paper mill's waste treatment plant caused discoloration in waterways outside of Roanoke
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Kuster to participate in drug treatment talk for inmates

New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is taking part in a discussion on efforts to expand access to medication assisted treatment for people in jail suffering from drug addiction
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2 more men to be sentenced for drug-related killing

A New York man who fled after a killing in Augusta, Maine, is due to stand trial. Aubrey Armstrong is being tried without a jury at his request
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Preservation group buys Adirondack home of pioneer TB doctor

An historic preservation group is preparing to purchase a building central to Saranac Lake's role in revolutionizing the care of tuberculosis patients
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Deputy names, other details released in Minnesota shooting

More details released in fatal shooting of a 16-year-old student in suburban Minneapolis, including the names of the sheriff's deputies involved
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Court to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit

Maine's high court is set to hear legal arguments as Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration fights a court order requiring him to roll-out voter-approved Medicaid expansion
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Health officials warn of new species of tick found in state

Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions when spending time outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state
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Authorities ID man electrocuted while operating lift

Fire officials in Ohio have identified a man electrocuted when he made contact with power lines while operating a portable lift
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NY troopers still investigating man's disappearance in 2003

State police still investigating disappearance of a man 15 years ago from state park north of Rochester
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Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

The Virginia attorney general's office says a two-year investigation has led to the closure of six fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained to be chased by hunting dogs
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200 new citizens to be naturalized

Approximately 200 people will become new citizens of the United States at ceremony in Massachusetts
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Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Bregman, Springer homer in 10th inning as AL beats NL 8-6 in All-Star Game
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Massachusetts lawmakers weighing bills as deadline nears

The Massachusetts House is planning to meet to continue working on a series of bills awaiting final votes before the end of the Legislature's formal session
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Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

A jaguar that escaped its enclosure and killed nine other animals at a New Orleans zoo apparently was able to bite through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat
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Ohio prison staff set to execute killer of man met in bar

Ohio is set to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing
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Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

The latest debate among Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will have a newcomer, billionaire developer Jeff Greene
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Police: Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3

Authorities say a woman drunkenly crashed an ice cream truck into a car, injuring three people on National Ice Cream Day
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3rd woman arrested in beating, stabbing of Applebee's server

A third woman has been arrested in the beating and stabbing of an Applebee's waitress who Georgia authorities say accidentally brushed against a customer's leg.
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Family of Montana man killed by police files lawsuit

The family of Montana man killed by Livingston police in 2016 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officers involved
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Man gets 44 years for infant's death in northern Colorado

A man has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the death of his infant son in northern Colorado
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AP News Guide: Roby, Marshall win Alabama runoffs

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump.
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The Latest: West claims school board nomination

Auburn City School Board President Tracie West has won the GOP nomination in the only runoff for a position on the Alabama State Board of Education.
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South Carolina stadium may sell alcohol, just not at games

A food vendor has applied for a license to sell alcohol at the University of South Carolina's football stadium
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Trapped tourists call wrong Lisbon police for help

Two tourists who became trapped in an elevator in Lisbon, Portugal, accidently call Lisbon, Maine, for help
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Probation revoked for man in forced-abortion case

A West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison after initially getting probation for impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was forced to get an abortion
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The Latest: 3 GOP appeals courts nominations decided

Voters in Alabama's runoff decided the Republican nominees for three slots on statewide appeals courts
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Great Smokies road to briefly close for accident cleanup

A road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles Tennessee and North Carolina will be temporarily closed for the cleanup of a multi-vehicle accident
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The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

Authorities say some 770 homes have been issued evacuation notices because of a wildfire in Spokane
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Colorado man gets 15 years for setting friend on fire

A Colorado man who threw gasoline on a friend and set him on fire, causing severe burns, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison
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The Latest: Ainsworth takes lieutenant governor nomination

State Rep. Will Ainsworth has defeated Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in a race that got raucous down the stretch
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Fire damages northern Illinois' Gold Pyramid House

Fire has damaged a celebrated house in northern Illinois that is known to attract tourists from around the world
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Longtime Mississippi attorney gets 6 months for tax crime

A longtime Mississippi attorney has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to filing a false corporate tax return in 2012
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Catholic order reaches $1M settlement over sexual abuse

Roman Catholic order agrees to $1 million settlement with eight people who say they were sexually abused by two priests in Massachusetts
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Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

Houston-area parolee suspected in three fatal shootings arrested and faces capital murder charges; police say he cut off ankle monitor days before rampage started
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The Latest: Pate defeats dial for Agriculture nomination

Farmer and small-town mayor Rick Pate has defeated longtime state Sen. Gerald Dial for the Republican nomination for commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
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Murder-suicide suspected in deaths inside Helena home

Investigators believe a man shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself inside a Helena home
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Inmate captured after walking away from work crew in Kelso

Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate walked away from his corrections work crew in Kelso
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4 Fairbanks inmates convicted in 2017 prison riot

Four prison inmates have been convicted of rioting last August at the Fairbanks Correctional Center
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The Latest: Stores, homes evacuated due to Medford fire

Several businesses, homes and an assisted living facility were evacuated in Central Point near Medford because of a fast-moving wildfire
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The Latest: Marshall claims attorney general nomination

Appointed incumbent Steve Marshall has won the Republican nomination for attorney general and now faces his first statewide general election challenge
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Kobach says he wants to do for Kansas what Trump done for US

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has told Donald Trump Jr. at a fundraising event that he wants to do for Kansas what the president has done for the country's blue-collar workers
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3 Albuquerque jail inmates are sickened, taken to a hospital

Authorities say three jail inmates in Albuquerque have been taken to a hospital after being sickened by an unknown substance
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Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Paul Manafort
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Judge raises bail to $1M for Hoover Dam barricade suspect

An Arizona judge has raised the bail to $1 million for a Nevada man accused of using an armored vehicle to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam last month
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'Don't come back': Lawmaker slams Trump after Putin summit

A North Carolina state lawmaker and veteran has told President Donald Trump that he's "not worthy to stand on American soil" in the wake of the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Fire forces evacuations near The Dalles

Authorities say a grass fire in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles, Oregon, has prompted level three "go now" evacuations for area residents
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MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

A lawyer who attended a Las Vegas concert where a gunman killed 58 people last year is calling a casino operator's lawsuits against hundreds of victims a "bullying tactic"
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Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

Texas prisoner executed for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago
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Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
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Victim in Wyoming climbing accident identified

Authorities have released the name of a 58-year-old man who died in a mountain climbing accident earlier this month in northern Wyoming
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Judge to keep public away from site of former weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
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Man gets 5 years for killing friend during Russian roulette

A 22-year-old man who killed a friend during a game of Russian roulette in suburban Denver has been sentenced to five years in prison
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Pima County deputy is wounded in shootout with suspect

Authorities say a Pima County Sheriff's deputy has been wounded in a shootout with a motorist who has been killed
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Man sentenced for deadly California human smuggling attempt

A human smuggler been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling attempt that left two people dead near the California border with Mexico
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Man suspected in California serial rapes drove for Lyft

Federal immigration authorities say a man who is charged in a series of rapes posed as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims and was living in the country illegally
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Wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations in Spokane

Fire crews from around Spokane are battling a fast-moving fire near Upriver Drive that has destroyed several homes and forced "go now" evacuations in the area
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1 student remains in hospital after school bus crash

Officials say 27 out of the 28 people hospitalized following a Colorado school bus crash last week have been released from hospitals
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Delaware roads deaths outpacing 2017; cause unclear

Roadway deaths in Delaware are outpacing last year's numbers, and officials aren't sure why
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New trial granted to man who exposed himself with boy nearby

A North Carolina man convicted of exposing himself to a woman and her 4-year-old son has won a new trial on a felony indecent exposure charge
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2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft.
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Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities
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Mistrial declared for ex-regulator charged with bribery

The trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce ended Tuesday in a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked on charges that he accepted $31,000 in bribes from a water company owner
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Wildfire forces evacuations Spokane

Fire crews from around Spokane are battling a fast-moving fire near Upriver Drive
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Poker pro folds, pleads guilty in $6M ticket-flipping scam

Federal prosecutors say a professional poker player from California has admitted he bilked investors out of more than $6 million in a Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scam
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Rat sightings close another Baltimore market

Another Baltimore market has closed after a video surfaced that showed two rats scampering through it
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Destiny's Child singer Williams seeks mental health help

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years
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US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army is reversing course on discharging one immigrant recruit who enlisted through a program that promised him a path to citizenship
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Man who kidnapped, abandoned brothers sentenced to life

A man who kidnapped two adult brothers and left them to die on a remote Alaska mountainside after they were shot was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years
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Thunderstorms knock out power for thousands.

Downed trees and wires have knocked out power for thousands of Connecticut Eversource and United Illuminating customers
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The Latest: Man accused of rape drove for Lyft

Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally
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Bill Ward, Chesapeake's first and only black mayor, has died

The first black mayor of Chesapeake, Virginia, has died at age 84
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Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery

Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery
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