'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident after an appeals court ruled her initial sentence was too lenient. ...

Man clings to car hood for 8 km before falling to death in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man angry to find his wife with her lover inside a car, clung to the hood for 8 kilometers, before being flung from the vehicle in Taoyuan, Taiwan on Feb. 2, and succumbing t...

Taipei couple scrapes their way to NT$20 million scratch card jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky couple in Taipei scraped their way to the NT$20 million (US$649,000) scratch card lottery jackpot, announced the Taiwan Lottery Corp. yesterday (Feb. 12). According ...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in January to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDona...

Report shows economic clout of Kentucky bourbon over decade

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A decade ago, bourbon barons poured bottles of their precious amber liquid on the Kentucky Capitol steps to protest a looming tax hike. On Wednesday, industry officials stood wit...

Need for speed? Swiss court deals blow to police chase

GENEVA (AP) — Good cop? Bad cop! Switzerland's high court has upheld the conviction of a police officer who was fined for speeding — at nearly twice the limit — while chasing thieves who had blown up ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 30 Orange County Register (Santa Ana, California) on the war in Afghanis...

Taiwan scratch card lotto winner awarded NT$2 million, gives Mercedes to son

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A middle-aged Taiwanese woman in southern Taiwan won the NT$2 million (US$65,000) scratch card lottery jackpot, including a brand new Mercedes, which she promptly gave to her s...

UK legislator jailed after lying to police about speeding

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker has been jailed for three months for lying to police after she was caught speeding. Fiona Onasanya was sentenced Tuesday at the Old Bailey courthouse...

APNewsBreak: Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according to a sheriff's re...

Motive unclear in Nevada slayings Trump thrust in spotlight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown. ...

Demko makes 36 saves for Canucks in 4-3 win over Sabres

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko made 36 saves in his second NHL game, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Alex E...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager La...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have been acquitted of charges that they tried to cover up the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald to protect the officer who pulled the ...

Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a speeding tractor-trailer has crashed into a restaurant in a small Utah city, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people. The Utah Hi...