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Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

August 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Smoke fills the sky in a view north toward Yellowstone National Park from Leeks Marina in Moose, Wyo., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Visitors headed north are being stopped at Leeks. In neighboring Yellowstone, a fire grew near West Entrance Road. A team of fire managers was being brought in to help, although the fire [&hellip...

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Judge to rule on tribe’s oil pipeline request by Sept. 9

August 24, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Native Americans from different tribes participate in a rally outside US District Court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers to protect their water and...

Police: 3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Chicago firefighters battle an apartment fire in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood early on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed multiple people...

Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Martin Blackwell looks on during his trial in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring boiling water on his girlfriend’s gay son and his friend as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — In a vicious, premeditated...

Posting could elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face. Two days before the fatal shooting, 21-year-old Zachary Dale Penton posted a...

More sicknesses reported on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles

August 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramedics responded Monday to another rash of illness among a group of people in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, where police have attributed similar incidents to use of a synthetic form of marijuana known as Spice. Firefighters...

The Latest: Man arrested in killings blames rampage on drugs

August 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the massacre of five adults at a home in south Alabama (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A man arrested after five people were killed in rural southwest Alabama is blaming the rampage on drugs. Derrick Dearman tells...

Cop helps catch family who went out window of burning home

August 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer helped rescue a family from their burning home by catching them as they jumped out of a second-story window. Patrolman Brian Gay was among the first to arrive at the scene in Sayreville Monday afternoon....

Stanford sex assault judge bows out from upcoming sex case

August 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex crimes case. Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky filed a statement...

Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house while search continues

August 20, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ST. AMANT, La. (AP) — Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases it disturbed the dead and sent caskets floating from cemeteries. At...