Ex-police officer accused of using excessive force indicted

A former police officer accused of using excessive force against a man in custody in Ohio has been indicted on federal charges
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911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico bus crash

Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly commercial passenger bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway
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Editorials from around New York

Editorials from around New York
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Trump administration handing over voter commission docs

The Trump administration is complying with a court order to turn over documents from the disbanded voting integrity commission
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Hawaii officer dies after shooting as police hunt suspect

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect
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Second woman arraigned after child drowns in home's basement

A second woman has been arraigned in connection with the death of an 11-month-old girl who drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into a basement
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Alvin Holmes loses primary after 44 years in House

State Rep. Alvin Holmes, the longest serving member of the Alabama House of Representatives, loses primary
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Boom or bust as homers, strikeouts dominate diamond

Baseball has become a sport of boom or bust as home runs and strikeouts dominate the diamond, exemplified by a record 10 homers and 25 strikeouts in the All-Star Game
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University of Kansas starts addictions research center

A center that will study addictions and how to treat them is being created on the University of Kansas campus
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Publisher gives ride to stranger who turns out to be escapee

A Mississippi newspaper publisher says he unwittingly gave a car ride to a convicted murderer who had just escaped from a state prison near his home
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Tennessee zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws

A small zipper-making company in Appalachia is fighting to keep its pared-down staff occupied after it lost federal contracts to provide zippers for military uniforms
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Fiery start to Eastern Oregon wheat harvest

Fiery start to Eastern Oregon wheat harvest
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Regulators seek end to stricter oversight of Zions Bancorp

Federal regulators seek removal of strict government oversight imposed on Zions Bancorp, a big regional bank that received a taxpayer-funded bailout during the financial crisis
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Police: 4 horses dead in Payette in pasture with no water

Authorities in west-central Idaho say they're investigating after finding four dead horses in a pasture with an empty water trough
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Sparks police shoot, kill armed robbery suspect

Police investigating a robbery in a Sparks neighborhood shot and killed a suspect they say brandished a gun when they confronted him
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Texas woman approaches City Council dressed as cockroach

A South Texas woman showed up to a recent City Council meeting dressed from as a cockroach
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Traffic headache, but no injuries in fiery interstate crash

A fiery crash between a chemical truck and a car temporarily closed a downtown Milwaukee interchange, but did not cause any serious injuries
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Sioux Falls approves $300K for park safety improvements

Sioux Falls has approved $1.7 million to fund city projects that include improving safety at a park where a 5-year-old drowned this spring
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$1M bail set for woman facing retrial in husband's slaying

Bail has been set at $1 million for a New Jersey woman facing a retrial on charges she killed her ailing husband by smothering him with a plastic bag and tried to kill her daughter the same way
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6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy

Six states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds
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4th victim found in Florida Everglades plane crash

A fourth victim has been identified following a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades
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A look at candidates signed up for Louisiana's Nov. 6 ballot

The sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 6 election started Wednesday and runs through Friday
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Trump to pay his respect to fallen Secret Service agent

The body of a Secret Service agent who passed away in Scotland during President Donald Trump's trip to Europe was being returned to the United States on Wednesday
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Plans for sprawling Kittitas County solar project OK'd

A state energy council has approved the permitting of a solar energy project in Kittitas County
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Company preserves, reinvents historic RCA building

Company preserves, reinvents historic RCA building
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Clues to Confederate mystery: Sub's crew never dumped weight

Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship say the Confederate crew never released an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface
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California desert search for Canadian hiker scaled back

A search for a Canadian hiker missing in the Southern California desert has been scaled back after five days of intensive but unsuccessful efforts that found no trace of the man
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West Virginia trooper recognized after shooting

A West Virginia state police sergeant has been presented with a Purple Heart and Medal of Valor a year after he was wounded in a shooting
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Court backs insurer: No $300K payout in head-on crash

A federal court has ruled in favor of an insurance company, which refused to pay on a $300,000 policy after a Michigan man and his mother died in a head-on crash
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Proposed repeal of Oregon sanctuary law makes fall ballot

A measure to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law has made the November ballot
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Chicago judge orders serial stowaway's release from jail

A Chicago judge has ordered the release from jail of a woman dubbed a "serial stowaway" for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket
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CU President Bruce D. Benson announces retirement

University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson has announced he will retire, effective July 19
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Charges dismissed in shootout at Border Patrol checkpoint

Charges have been dismissed against a Tombstone man accused of shooting at Border Patrol agents at a southern Arizona checkpoint before they fired back and wounded him
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Crews battling 3 lightning-caused wildfires in S. Idaho

Crews including aircraft are fighting three lightning-caused wildfires in south-central Idaho burning in grass and brush
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Oklahoma teen says fatal shooting of other boy was accident

Police say a 16-year-old boy claims he accidentally shot a younger boy to death while they played with a pistol
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Rep. Jim Jordan interviewed in doctor sex abuse inquiry

Rep. Jim Jordan, a former wrestling coach, has spoken with the law firm investigating allegations that Ohio State team doctor sexually abused male athletes
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Michigan couple charged in dehydration death of young son

A western Michigan couple has been charged with murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the dehydration death of their 18-month-old son
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Ohio executes killer who stabbed man he met in bar in 1985

Ohio has put to death a killer for stabbing a man he met in a bar in 1985
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Detroit man gets probation in livestreamed killing of friend

A Detroit man has been sentenced to three years of probation for accidentally shooting and killing a friend while they were streaming live on Instagram
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Relief fund raising money for Watford City tornado victims

Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far to help people affected by a deadly tornado that hit a city in western North Dakota
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4 teen boys arrested in Northern California hammer attack

Authorities say four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of beating three teen boys with hammers while they slept in a Northern California garage, leaving two of them with major head injuries
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Empty beds in new Arkansas veterans' home blamed for deficit

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to increase efforts to fill the remaining beds at a new state facility for elderly and disabled veterans in central Arkansas
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Indiana man accused in 1988 child slaying, sexual assault

Police have arrested an Indiana man on allegations that he killed an 8-year-old girl decades ago
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Florida mayor apologizes for fight over 'Starry Night' home

A Florida mayor has apologized to a couple fined thousands of dollars for painting the exterior of their home with murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece
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Correction: Legionnaires' Disease-Illinois story

Correction: Legionnaires' Disease-Illinois story
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Former executive with Dallas housing nonprofit gets 5 years

An ex-official with a Dallas County nonprofit agency created in 1965 to combat poverty must serve five years in federal prison for defrauding homeowners
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Prescott gets new airline carrier at municipal airport

SkyWest Airlines is latest carrier to serve Prescott Municipal Airport after previous one suspended service
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Boy's body recovered from Dodge County pond

The Olmsted County Medical Examiner's Office will do an autopsy on the body of a 7-year-old boy pulled from a pond in Dodge County
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School bus collision leaves many kids with minor injuries

Authorities say a collision involving two school buses in central New Jersey has left several children with minor injuries
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Body of Secret Service agent returning to US from Europe

The body of a Secret Service agent who passed away in Scotland during President Donald Trump's trip to Europe was being returned to the United States on Wednesday
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Job training center to open in Woonsocket

A new job training and education center is opening in Woonsocket
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Editorials from around Oregon

Editorials from around Oregon
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Vermont newspaper vows to publish after office fire

The 165-year-old Vermont Standard in Woodstock will publish its weekly issue only one day late despite losing its office in a fire
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Governor backs agencies' actions in trooper harassment case

Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending a harassment investigation that ended with a state trooper being fired after a 10-month paid leave and examined whether a powerful captain responded appropriately to concerns
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Woman accused of threatening journalist is denied bail

A woman charged with threatening a Massachusetts newspaper reporter has been deemed a danger to the public and ordered held without bail
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Inland Southern California task force makes numerous arrests

Dozens of arrests have been made by an inland Southern California law enforcement task force targeting an effort by imprisoned gang members to influence local street gangs in San Bernardino
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Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed Missouri teacher

A central Missouri man pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed a teacher and injured four students
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Cheyenne police propose stricter penalties for eluding

Cheyenne police are asking state lawmakers to consider passing stricter penalties for drivers who flee from police
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Attorney general: Health board went too far with pot rules

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says the state's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules it adopted last week over medical marijuana
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Western NY man charged in death of girlfriend's toddler

A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's toddler inside a Buffalo home
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The Latest: Deputy says Texas suspect sought 'soft targets'

A Texas sheriff's official says a series of killings over four days were "crimes of opportunity" by a suspect who looked for easy targets
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Court overturns then-11-year-old boy's conviction in slaying

Pennsylvania's highest court is overturning the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors didn't provide enough evidence to support it
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Advancing wildfire prompts evacuations in Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked an emergency order in response to a wildfire burning in two counties and mandatory evacuations for dozens of households
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Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate as girls; he's calling for a special outreach program.
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Court upholds conviction in angry call over snow plowing

New Hampshire's Supreme Court has ruled against a man who left an angry phone message for his town administrator about plow drivers leaving too much snow in front of his home
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Louisiana reports first 6 West Nile infections of 2018

Louisiana's health department is reporting that six people in the state have been infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus
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District wants more funds for security after school shooting

A suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot is asking voters to approve more money to improve security
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Man gets life plus 5½ to 12 years in slaying outside bar

A man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in a shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania bar more than four years ago
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Detectives investigate death of Spokane County Jail inmate

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the county jail
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New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

A new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus
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Boy reported for unlicensed hot dog stand gets help

A 13-year-old entrepreneur reported for operating a hot dog stand without a license gets help from the state
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Cannabis festival investigated for allowing pot consumption

The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a fine for organizers of a cannabis festival that allowed public consumption of pot
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Westar customers may see rate drops amid settlement

A settlement between Kansas agencies and Westar Energy may lead to utility customers seeing rate drops instead of previously expected increases
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Frost hires former Husker coach Brown for off-field role

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost has hired former Nebraska assistant coach Ron Brown to help develop Husker players off the field
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Officials: 3 firefighters injured when ceiling collapses

Authorities say three firefighters were injured battling a house fire in North Providence
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Off-duty EMT, lifeguard save girls from Lake Michigan waves

An off-duty emergency medical technician and an off-duty lifeguard are credited with saving two girls from rough waters in Lake Michigan off of an Indiana pier
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Woman charged with threatening reporter is ordered held

A woman charged with threatening a Massachusetts newspaper reporter has been deemed a danger to the public and ordered held without bail
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Advocates: Many asylum seekers at New York jail disoriented

Advocates scrambling to assist hundreds of asylum seekers flown from the Southern border to an upstate New York jail say detainees are arriving confused and disoriented
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Today in Arizona History

Today in Arizona History
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Woman charged with threatening reporter ordered held

A woman charged with threatening a Massachusetts newspaper reporter has been deemed a danger to the public and ordered held without bail
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Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

The Minnesota State Fair has announced dozens of new attractions for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together
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Confederate sub never released emergency blocks to surface

Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship say the Confederate crew never released an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface
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FanDuel Group to launch online sports betting and casino

FanDuel Group says it will launch online sports betting and an internet casino in New Jersey in time for the start of football season in September
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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in 3 counties

Officials say mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in three Utah counties
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76-year-old charged in fatal slashing is held without bail

A judge has denied bail for a 76-year-old man charged with fatally slashing a woman in front of her 11-year-old twins in Maine.
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Rhode Island law aims to prevent suicides at public colleges

Rhode Island is the latest state to require public colleges to do more to prevent suicides
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Ex-treasurer accused of embezzling funds applies for program

A former Connecticut condominium association treasurer charged with embezzling more than $130,000 in company funds applied for an accelerated rehabilitation program
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Utah lawmakers to take up online sales tax, shipping hub

Utah lawmakers will meet for a special session to force some online companies to collect sales tax and make changes to a planned shipping hub in Salt Lake City
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Body of SS agent who died during Trump trip returning to US

The body of a Secret Service agent who passed away in Scotland during President Donald Trump's trip to Europe was being returned to the United States on Wednesday
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Houston hospital's heart transplant program losing Medicare

A Houston hospital that in June suspended heart transplants for two weeks amid scrutiny over patient deaths will lose Medicare funding next month
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Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile
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California Editorial Rdp

California Editorial Rdp
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