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  • Judges strike down 2 North Carolina congressional districts
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 6:52 pm
    Federal judges struck down late Friday two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina, saying race was the predominant factor in drawing those lines but state legislators lacked justification in using that practice.
  • 2 planes collide midair, plunge into ocean off Los Angeles
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 6:36 pm
    Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers. As darkness fell there was no sign of survivors.
  • Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 6:16 pm
    A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle.
  • During Utah funeral, Oregon refuge occupier hailed as a hero
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:57 pm
    Inside a packed Mormon church in this desert town Friday, a leader of the Oregon armed standoff who died in a confrontation with authorities was called a man of conviction and not a threat to the law enforcement officers who shot him.
  • Town's 100th annual winter carnival opens, minus some snow
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:49 pm
    Residents of the small New Hampshire town of Newport are launching their 100th annual winter carnival with a tribute to its roots and a grudging acceptance that climate change can wreak havoc with the schedule of events.
  • The Latest: 2 small planes collide in ocean near Los Angeles
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:44 pm
    The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):
  • Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:34 pm
    A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.
  • The Latest: State lawmakers to appeal ruling on districts
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:33 pm
    The Latest on a panel of federal judges striking two congressional districts in North Carolina (all times local):
  • 11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:28 pm
    An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies.
  • New England sees first serious snowfall of the season
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:20 pm
    A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot deep.
  • Oklahoma City high school wrestler charged with sex crime
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:12 pm
    An athlete at an Oklahoma City high school was charged this week with a sex crime after police say an act the boy described as a wrestling maneuver was obscene groping.
  • The Latest: 6-year-old hit by falling tree limb dies
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 5:12 pm
    The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):
  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 4:56 pm
    A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
  • As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 4:48 pm
    With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.
  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida
    Associated Press | February 05, 2016 4:41 pm
    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.
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