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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride. After Kirk Jones' death, New York State Park Police found a website with a photo of him and the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An FBI agent was set to appear in court Wednesday on charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police. The inspector general of the U.S. Justice...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio moved a step closer to resuming executions as a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the state's favor in a case over its lethal injection process. In an 8-6 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati reversed a judge's order that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are touting lower premiums under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills. The fine print is getting lost in the translation. Consumers might pay less up front every...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea in Las Vegas by a man who admits trying to kill a mannequin that police posed as a sleeping homeless person (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A man facing eight to 20 years in a Nevada state prison after pleading guilty to trying to kill...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the 1997 sexual assault of a teenager has been cleared after retesting of genetic evidence excluded him as a suspect. Jasper County's prosecutor dropped the...
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A judge in central Pennsylvania has found sufficient evidence to send a pastor to trial in the suspected faith healing death of his 2-year-old granddaughter. District Judge Ann Young calls the case tragic and "beyond belief" but says it's not her job to...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for Carlos Moore said lower courts were wrong to reject his argument that the flag is a symbol of...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Russian President Putin says foreign intelligence agencies are conducting cyberattacks against Russia. Speaking at the headquarters of the Russian...