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GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff's deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store. The Palm Beach Post ( http://pbpo.st/2h1NJro ) reports Donell Barron and Rikki Hart — both 34 —...
ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a Destin, Florida, man who died after Georgia sheriff's deputies repeatedly used stun guns on him have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. Kevin and Mary Ann Sherman's suit says Coweta County sheriff's deputies Joshua Sepanski and Samuel Smith, as...
The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike in the U.S. during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network. In all, 32 people were...
BOSTON (AP) — The mayor and others are pressing for recognition for a police officer who died a year after being wounded in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, because the new Mark Wahlberg film about the attack doesn't mention him. Officer Dennis "D.J."...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for leaving his daughter in a hot car for 16 hours, causing her death. The Baltimore Sun reports ( http://bsun.md/2hbTR5r ) that a jury also convicted 32-year-old Wilbert Carter on Tuesday of...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Washington lobbyist and former aide to the first President George Bush has been named chairman of the board of the Miss America Foundation. Lanny Griffith is the CEO of the BGR Group, and a former Miss America judge. Griffith was a special assistant...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers will hold a special session Wednesday to consider the repeal of a law passed earlier this year that limits protections for LGBT people. The law has been widely opposed by numerous businesses, organizations and individuals. Gov. Pat...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation Tuesday after a volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands that reportedly sent ash thousands of feet into the air. The alert was downgraded hours later. The observatory says pilots...
BOSTON (AP) — As the new Mark Wahlberg film "Patriots Day" about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing premieres on Wednesday in Boston, the mayor and others are pressing for recognition for a police officer who died a year after being wounded in a confrontation with the suspects...