Herald Citzen
 LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
AP Top U.S. News at 7:34 p.m. EDT

Friend of Charleston church massacre suspect pleads guilty
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A friend of the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a Charleston church last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities. He also revealed the suspect told him he had intended to kill himself after the slayings, which he had planned for months....

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy....

The Latest: Woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a Colorado woman convicted of attempted murder after cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger's womb (all times local):...

Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study....

Police criticize BYU investigations into sex assault victims
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of opening honor code investigations into students after they report being sexually assaulted, as more sexual assault victims reach out to police to say they have felt silenced by the policy....

San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects....

8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday....

Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat....

Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but not to actor
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries - but not one owned by Woody Harrelson....

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported....

AP Photo
AP Photo/Bruce Smith
US Video
Interactives
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change

Defense asks judge to move hot SUV death trial

Wife, children accused of murder in man's malnutrition death

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

Ex-sergeant jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe

Police: Older son said he killed father in California

The Latest: 2 kids found in Texas home still hospitalized

Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan

Police: Older of 2 sons charged with murdering parents in California confessed to shooting dad

Ohio schools close over misinterpretation of video threat