Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff released dramatic body-cam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods.
Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children
HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in filthy conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas.
Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say.
Senate president: Not enough votes for Oregon climate bill
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and left other key issues such as the state budget in limbo.
Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans began gathering to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death.
Girl Scout, 11, killed by falling tree at Indiana camp
CANNELTON, Ind. (AP) — An 11-year-old Girl Scout was fatally injured when a tree suddenly fell on her and three others as they hiked along a gravel road at a southern Indiana campground, authorities said.
Pickup driver pleads not guilty in fatal motorcycle crash
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A driver for a transport company who has a history of traffic arrests pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide in a collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural highway.
Lawyers pause plan to divide any national opioid settlement
CLEVELAND (AP) — State and local governments suing over the toll of a nationwide opioid crisis agree that companies in the drug industry should be held accountable, but they have differences on who should have the power to strike any settlement, and how it should work.
Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.
Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box.
Arkansas judge asks to handle execution-related cases again
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion two years ago has asked the state Supreme Court to allow him to handle execution-related cases again.
Health impact from smoke rises with more intense wildfires
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.
US: Once-secret Jeffrey Epstein sex offender deal must stand
MIAMI (AP) — A once-secret plea deal reached a decade ago with wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must stand, despite objections from many of his victims who were teenagers at the time, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing.
Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case Tuesday as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war hero being framed by lies.
US gov't moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment
The U.S. government has removed most children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas near the border with Mexico following reports that more than 300 children were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.
Skydiver of previous wreck on Hawaii plane 'extremely upset'
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy.
Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week.
Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people
HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker.
Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner's claims
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil.
Doctor: Stabbing by Navy SEAL could have killed prisoner
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist testified Monday at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant in Iraq could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses.
Police: Gunman, victims shot before hours-long standoff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gunman likely killed four people and then himself before police arrived in a California cul-de-sac neighborhood, authorities said Monday.
California police shooting suspect in court wearing bandage
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a rookie California police officer made his first brief court appearance Monday wearing a four-inch gauze pad covering what officials said was a self-inflicted head injury.
APNewsBreak: Oregon governor says GOP must return to state
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday she won't negotiate with Republicans who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation, at least not until they return to the Capitol.
4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer
Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States.