Government won’t appeal freedom for pizza deliveryman

New York 10/05/18, 11:30

An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman freed from an immigration detention facility by a judge who criticized the handling of the case will remain free after the government declined Friday to pursue an appeal.Attorneys notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that the government won't challenge a judge's July ...

Red tide could linger on Florida’s Atlantic, Gulf coasts

U.S. 10/05/18, 11:19

Red tide is expected to linger along Florida's Atlantic and Gulf coasts at moderate levels at least through early next week.Most South Florida beaches were open Friday with warnings posted about the toxic algae.In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, BCSO inmates clean dead fish out of the water near Canal ...

1 dead, 1 missing in Wyoming train crash derailing 56 cars

U.S. 10/05/18, 11:08

Authorities say a Union Pacific freight train crashed into the back of another freight train in southeastern Wyoming, killing at least one crew member with another missing and derailing more than 50 train cars.Lt. Don Hollingshead of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported around 7:45 p.m. ...

Illinois killer sentenced to death for 5 California murders

California 10/05/18, 11:02

An Illinois killer convicted of murdering five women in Southern California was sentenced to death on Friday.An Orange County Superior Court judge issued the sentence for 54-year-old former Marine Andrew Urdiales, convicted of killing five women in Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties between 1986 and 1995. The judge's decision ...

Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:32

The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview.Investigation details have not been publicly disclosed. Republicans say the probe was thorough and reinforces their support of President Donald Trump's ...

No. 9 West Virginia hosts Kansas, looks to remain unbeaten

Texas 10/05/18, 10:26

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knew he had two of the Big 12's top wide receivers entering the 2018 season in David Sills V and Gary Jennings.At the moment, though, it's junior Marcus Simms putting together a breakout year.Simms will go after his fourth straight 100-yard receiving performance on Saturday ...

Not since 1969: US regains ultra-low 3.7 pct. unemployment

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:20

The last time the U.S. unemployment rate was roughly as low as the 3.7 percent it is now — December 1969 — the economy was overheating, inflation was spiking and a short recession soon followed.Could that happen again?Probably not anytime soon, most economists say. Yet there are some surprising similarities ...

Judge tosses fishermen’s suit against Obama ocean monument

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:00

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Friday from a group of fishing associations that challenged the creation of an underwater monument in the Atlantic Ocean.The fishing groups sued in federal court in Washington against creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by former President Barack Obama in 2016.U.S. ...

Man accused of strangling model appears on murder charges

U.S. 10/05/18, 09:49

A man accused of strangling a model in an affluent Philadelphia suburb has arrived for a preliminary hearing on murder charges.Jonathan Harris arrived at district court in Ardmore on Friday morning, shackled and wearing a red jumpsuit. He looked straight ahead and said nothing as reporters peppered him with questions ...

Ohio man killed in explosion at upstate NY zinc mine

New York 10/05/18, 09:34

Authorities say a worker from Ohio has been killed in a gas explosion in a zinc mine in northern New York.State police say the blast occurred around 11 a.m. Monday about 3,800 feet (1158 meters) underground at the Empire State Mines in the St. Lawrence County town of Gouverneur (goo-vur-NOOR'), ...

1,000 wild horses to be rounded up in Northern California

California 10/05/18, 09:33

The U.S. Forest Service is set to round up 1,000 wild horses and says many of them could be sold to distant slaughterhouses.The roundup is set to begin Tuesday and last through the month. It will target horses from a herd in the Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory inside ...

Texas congresswoman fires intern arrested for data leak

Texas 10/05/18, 09:23

A Houston Democratic congresswoman has fired an unpaid intern after he was arrested by the U.S. Capitol police, accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.The Dallas Morning News reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee fired 27-year-old Jackson Cosko after ...

Man found guilty of multi-state drug trafficking

New York 10/05/18, 09:23

An Arizona man who was accused of mailing more than 50 packages of meth from his state to New York has been found guilty.Alonzo Harris was convicted Thursday of federal drug trafficking and money laundering in Syracuse federal court after a four-day jury trial.Prosecutors say the 43-year-old was part of ...

Incumbent’s indictment roils California congressional race

California 10/05/18, 09:04

In Southern California's most Republican congressional district a GOP incumbent running against a first-time Democratic candidate should be a slam dunk for re-election.Not this year.Rep. Duncan Hunter is under indictment as he seeks a sixth term. He has spent as much on legal fees as his re-election campaign while splitting ...

Update: Deer-hunting blinds aid murder suspect’s capture

U.S. 10/05/18, 08:23

The Latest on the capture of a multiple murder suspect in Tennessee (all times local):12:00 p.m.A sheriff credited with arresting a multiple-murder suspect without firing a shot says Kirby Gene Wallace was carrying a loaded handgun and ready for a firefight.Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew told a news conference that ...

Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

U.S. 10/05/18, 08:17

The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith's new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church.The gospel singing group will ...

Sheriff: Woman bought lizards, rare cat with stolen money

U.S. 10/05/18, 07:34

Investigators say a Florida woman used some of the money she stole from her employer to purchase an exotic cat, rare lizards and to make a $12,000 down payment on a car.The Brevard County Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Jaymi Lyn Nicholas on Tuesday on multiple fraud charges in the theft ...

Alabama police chief charged with lewd act at Florida beach

U.S. 10/05/18, 07:16

An Alabama police chief has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for actions at a Florida beach.News outlets reported 44-year-old Billy Maurice Driggers was arrested Thursday at his office in Level Plains, Alabama.Panama City Beach, Florida, police said Driggers is accused of fondling himself while watching women at a ...