Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it's beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally. ...

Inmate accused of killing woman escapes from Arkansas jail

MARSHALL, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been captured, but a second inmate accused of killing a woman is still on the loose. The Searcy ...

AP Exclusive: Washington hospital is 'like going into hell'

SEATTLE (AP) — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while ...

Fake gynecologist and sex offender sent to Australian prison

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A fake gynecologist who never attended medical school but passed himself off as an infertility expert in Australia for a decade has been sentenced to nine years and six mon...

Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. ...

Lincoln man gets 8 years for distributing child pornography

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to eight years for distributing child pornography. Prosecutors say Dustin Hansen pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. Dis...

Ex-doctor arrested in 1988 Texas attack, recent death

DALLAS (AP) — An ex-physician has been charged with capital murder in the February death of a woman who was left incapacitated in 1988 after being sexually assaulted and strangled in a case that a tea...

Nevada primary tees up battleground governor, Senate races

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voters delivered easy primary election wins Tuesday to Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent Jacky Rosen while teeing up a November battle for the governor's ...

Democrats spar in cutthroat primary race for Nevada governor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fiercest primary election battle in Nevada this year is a race between two Democrats vying to become the swing state's first Democratic governor in almost two decades. ...

Ex-Spartan football players avoid jail in sex assault case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the sexual assault of a woman have avoided jail time after pleading guilty. Josh King, Donnie...

The Latest: Police say kidnapped Virginia infant found safe

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the suspected kidnapping of an infant girl at knifepoint in Virginia (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities say a 7-month-old Vi...

Amber Alert: Sex-offender may be taking baby to the coast

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina and Virginia are following up on tips as they search for a 7-month-old girl they say was abducted at knifepoint from the baby's mother. ...

Chinese exchange student gets 45 days for sexual assault

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Chinese foreign exchange student who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old Connecticut girl has left the U.S. after being sentenced to time served. ...

The Latest: Lawyer: Man took plea deal due to frail health

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plea deal in a child rape case in California. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawyer for a 79-year-old man who was sentenced ...

Parents of sexually abused child say plea deal too light

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a sexually abused child are upset with a California plea deal in which a 79-year-old man who pleaded no contest to felony statutory rape was sentenced to just 90...