- 5 white men accused of throwing black man onto tracks Updated: Jul-28-15 7:55 pm
PITTSBURGH - Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto tracks at a Pittsburgh commuter rail station.
- Hanaway urges stricter penalty for sale of fetal organs Updated: Jul-28-15 7:32 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.
- Candidates for governor propose privatizing parks Updated: Jul-28-15 7:23 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - How will Kentucky's next governor help pay for a $14 billion shortfall in public school teacher pensions and adding an extra 400,000 people to Medicaid? By cutting loose a portion of the state's 49 state parks.
- LA council passes gun magazine ban by majority 12-0 vote Updated: Jul-28-15 7:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of several deadly mass shootings around the country.
- SC legislators ask why agency gave 2 hate groups OK to rally Updated: Jul-28-15 7:01 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina legislators say state officials didn't use common sense when they allowed two opposing hate groups to hold overlapping rallies at the Statehouse that resulted in violence, despite a massive police presence.
- VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to 'off' himself Updated: Jul-28-15 6:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist said Tuesday he regrets a Facebook post suggesting that a gun-rights supporter "off" himself.
- Mexican villagers bulldoze 18th century chapel Updated: Jul-28-15 6:40 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s.
- Federal court says state can enforce 'docs vs. glocks' law Updated: Jul-28-15 6:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida can start enforcing a law that restricts what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership.
- Father of James Holmes thought 'he might be depressed' Updated: Jul-28-15 6:19 pm
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said he didn't know his son suffered from mental illness until he killed 12 people at a Batman movie.
- Former UH athletic director earned more than $1 million Updated: Jul-28-15 6:09 pm
HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii's athletic director earned more than $1 million over his 28 months with the school, records show.
- GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood fed aid Updated: Jul-28-15 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.
- US Customs officer charged with smuggling immigrants Updated: Jul-28-15 5:44 pm
EL PASO, Texas - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been charged with smuggling four Mexican nationals into the United States.
- Griffin: Changes needed to Common Core standards Updated: Jul-28-15 5:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday that Arkansas should keep some elements of Common Core, but make improvements where needed to the controversial education standards and rename them to better reflect the state's needs.
- Funding for New Hampshire 'drug czar' up for debate Updated: Jul-28-15 5:29 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Efforts to combat New Hampshire's heroin and opioid abuse problems have become embroiled in the budget battle between Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican lawmakers.
- Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children Updated: Jul-28-15 5:25 pm
VINITA, Oklahoma - A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local water park
- Official says Christian retreat heartbroken over stabbings Updated: Jul-28-15 5:20 pm
Operators of a rural Maryland religious retreat where a man was killed in a double stabbing are heartbroken over the weekend attack, a board member said Tuesday.
- Only 40 gay couples apply to be married in SD in first month Updated: Jul-28-15 5:19 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.
- Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown Updated: Jul-28-15 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.
- Health care spending to accelerate, US report says Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.
- Pence touts Indiana charter school expansion Updated: Jul-28-15 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence touted a charter school expansion Tuesday that will dramatically increase the number of the privately run facilities in Indiana.
- Colorado history class review leads to recall effort Updated: Jul-28-15 4:32 pm
GOLDEN, Colorado - Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.
- All New Jersey troopers to get body cameras within a year Updated: Jul-28-15 4:28 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices.
- Christian retreat official 'heartbroken' over stabbings Updated: Jul-28-15 4:13 pm
A board member of the rural Maryland religious retreat where a man was killed in a double stabbing on Sunday says operators are "heartbroken" over the incident.
- UI plans to upgrade Kinnick, add student housing Updated: Jul-28-15 4:02 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa says it wants to spend up to $45 million on improvements to Kinnick Stadium and about $85 million on a student-housing project.
- Volunteer firefighter facing multiple sex-related charges Updated: Jul-28-15 3:52 pm
BOLIVIA, North Carolina - Brunswick County authorities say a volunteer firefighter is facing several charges after he requested nude photos and sexually explicit videos from undercover detectives posing as young girls.