How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and ...

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielse...

White student accused of noose around black student's neck

A white high-school student has been accused of putting a noose around a black student's neck in northeast Louisiana. A teacher at West Ouachita High School saw the incident and imme...

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota ...

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and ...

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland drugstore warehouse (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Maryland sheriff says investigators have found evide...

The Latest: Alleged gang victim mom remembered as 'warrior'

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for the mother of a teenager allegedly killed by MS-13 gang members (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A New York woman ...

Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in what investigators called a "virtual kidnapping" extortion scam with ties to Mexico. ...

AP Explains: How new criminal laws threaten Nepal journalism

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Journalists in Nepal are demanding changes to new criminal and civil codes they say undermine freedom of speech and expression. The laws that took effect last...

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 20...

Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said Friday. ...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, ...

Colorado police make arrest in 30-year-old slaying of woman

DENVER (AP) — Colorado police arrested a man in a 30-year-old murder case Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted, stabbed and beat a woman to death in an alley when he was 15. Inve...

California police try podcast in fugitive millionaire hunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California police department has written and produced a six-episode "true crime" podcast in hopes of intensifying a potentially global manhunt for a millionaire suspected of killi...

Sex offenders want to be deported but California keeps them

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wa...