HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy apparently shot and killed his father in what police in Alabama on Wednesday called a horrible accident.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An El Paso clinic shuttered by Texas' tough abortion laws is set to become the first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of key restrictions nearly two months ago.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Six of the remaining seven construction workers injured in the collapse of a six-story scaffold outside a New Mexico medical center were released from hospitals Wednesday as investigators began work on trying to determine the cause of the accident.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — This summer's massive fires have strained resources across the West to the point that wildfire managers are being forced to let some fires burn unchecked, and that has renewed a longstanding debate about whether it is better to fight a fire — or to sometimes just let it burn out.
HOUSTON (AP) — A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder for a 2013 stabbing rampage on a Houston-area community college campus that wounded 14 people.
Regal Entertainment Group has become the first large U.S. movie theater chain to introduce bag searches for moviegoers following a series of shootings at cinemas around the country. Rival chains AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, Cinemark Holdings and Carmike Cinemas could not immediately be reached for comment on whether they also planned to adopt bag searches.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest on the deadly landslide in Sitka, Alaska (all times local).
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest in the prospects. Most seats in a Superdome meeting room were empty as a federal energy official read the 33 bids for tracts off the Texas coast.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on the federal oil lease sale Wednesday in the western Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast (all times local).
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who used the name of a 1993 World Trade Center bombing conspirator and threatened to "blow up" the Statue of Liberty in April, forcing the evacuation of Liberty Island, has been arrested, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
Police fatally shot a black man they say pointed a gun at them in St. Louis on Wednesday, drawing angry crowds and recalling the racial tensions sparked by the killing of an unarmed African-American teen in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, just over a year ago. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting took place as officers were issuing a search warrant in a crime-ridden neighborhood, when two young black men ran out the back door of the targeted house. Police officers ordered the men to stop in the alley behind the house and one suspect pointed a gun at officers who then fired approximately four times, killing him, Dotson said.
BALTIMORE (AP) — With Baltimore's 211th homicide on Wednesday, the city has matched the number of killings committed all of last year.
The widow of a mentally ill Colorado man who was fatally shot by police in 2013 has sued in Denver federal court accusing the officers of violating her husband's rights, court documents showed on Wednesday. Quianna Vigil also said in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that police in the Denver suburb of Thornton provide "deliberately indifferent training" to its officers in dealing with disturbed individuals. Named as defendants are the Thornton Police Department and two of the responding officers, William Husk and Dante Carbone.
(Reuters) - The former president of a chemical company charged in the contamination of West Virginia's biggest source of drinking water pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three federal pollution counts. Gary Southern, 53, was the last Freedom Industries Inc executive charged in the Elk River spill in January 2014. The leak of a coal-washing chemical near Charleston contaminated the drinking water of about 300,000 people.
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — A boy has been charged with arson after authorities say he started a blaze in central California that led to evacuations and cost more than $18 million to fight.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a man who appeared in a video stealing a Confederate flag from the outside of a Tampa Bay-area home.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It's not unusual for a question about Hartford's rising homicide rate to come up as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pitches his new Second Chance Society initiative to help nonviolent criminals and touts an overall reduction in crime across Connecticut.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday denied Iranian state media accusations that one of the newspaper's senior reporters of conspiring against Iran's government.
Action News has learned the name of the boy who was critically injured in a shooting Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge clarified on Wednesday that his decision to let a Kentucky county clerk continue not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples will expire on Aug. 31.