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    Developer who plotted escape after fatal crash gets prison

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York real estate developer caught trying to flee to South America following a fatal car crash in the Hamptons has been sentenced to three to nine years in state prison. Forty-four-year-old Sean Ludwick pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and aggravated […]
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    Inmates pleads guilty to threatening to kill president

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison inmate in Florida who previously received five years for threatening to kill then-President Barack Obama and others has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Donald Trump. Court records show 42-year-old Richard Jeremy Ware pleaded guilty Wednesday to making threats against the president. He faces up to five […]
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    Divers removing 30-year-old junk reef off California coast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers are removing hundreds of old tires, plastic jugs and other junk that was dumped off the Southern California coast nearly 30 years ago by a man who thought he was helping the ocean environment. The cleanup began last week off of Newport Beach, the California Coastal Commission announced Wednesday. “It’s […]
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    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. NEW TURMOIL SWIRLS AROUND TRUMP The president emphatically rejects claims that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier. 2. WHY WALL STREET IS CHEERING The Dow, led by technology companies and banks, closes […]
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    High court to hear appeal in Newtown gun maker lawsuit

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The appeal of a decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting is headed to Connecticut’s highest court next month. The state Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments Nov. 14 in the civil case brought against North Carolina-based Remington […]
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    Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after their loved one’s death. Despite Trump’s boast that he reaches out personally to all families […]
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    FBI: Honolulu police officer arrested on conspiracy charges

    HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI arrested a Honolulu Police Department officer Wednesday in connection with an ongoing federal corruption investigation into the former Honolulu police chief. Officer Derek Hahn, 46, was arrested without incident, FBI Special Agent Arnold Laanui said. Hahn made an initial appearance in federal court in Honolulu Wednesday and was released on […]
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    Suspect in officer’s death rubs feces on face, halting trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jury selection for the trial of a man charged in the 2015 killing of a New Orleans police officer came to an abrupt end after the suspect smeared feces over his face and head while seated in the courtroom. Media outlets covering Wednesday’s jury selection for Travis Boys’ first-degree murder trial […]
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    List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive. The death toll now stands at 42 after […]
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    Former Trump campaign manager meets with Senate intel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has met with the Senate intelligence panel amid its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Corey Lewandowski spoke to staff on the panel Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the meeting. The source declined to be identified because the interview was behind closed […]