The Latest: Authorities name suspect in family killings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an Oregon shooting that left five family members dead. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Authorities say a 42-year-old Oregon man ki...

Deputies shoot man suspected of killing 4 family members

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon say a man killed four members of his family and was shot dead by sheriff's deputies. The Oregonian reports two family members survived the...

El Salvador police: gangs step up killings before election

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador say the nation's street gangs have stepped up killings to put pressure on candidates in the Feb. 3 presidential election. ...

3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial pie...

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they're starting the case at a disadvantage after thei...

Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case

An Illinois man who spent more than two decades in prison for murder has been absolved of the 1993 crime because the ballistics used to convict him proved to be wrong. Winnebago Coun...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wi...

1-year-old toddler beaten to death in S. Taiwan, teen mother, 3 others implicated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese are shocked by the death of an 18-month-old toddler in southern Taiwan at the hands of her 17-year-old mother and three other adults, reported Apple Daily. A toddl...

Brazil's Bolsonaro loosens gun laws, first of expected moves

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own a gun — a measure he says will help people defend themselves. ...

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in the family's home. Authorities say ...

Complaint: Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl under bed

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — For nearly three months, 13-year-old Jayme Closs was forced to hide in a 2½-foot space beneath her kidnapper's bed, going without food, water or a bathroom for hours, too terrified...

11 charged in probe of triple homicide at Pennsylvania farm

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal grand jury has said three people were tied up, shot and set on fire in a central Pennsylvania barn more than two years ago in an effort to silence a police informant....

Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer. Thomas Jadlowski was se...

The Latest: Suspect in kidnapping, homicides due in court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local): 5:50 a.m. ...

Barr as attorney general: old job, very different Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of A...