National News

LaGuardia checkpoint closes due to unknown substance in bag

A security checkpoint was closed for about 40 minutes at New York's LaGuardia Airport after an alarm went off and agents found an unknown substance in a carry-on bag.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:55:43 GMT

Prosecutors: Cop's comments in Minnesota shooting admissible

Prosecutors handling the case against a Minnesota police officer accused of killing a black man during a traffic stop say statements the officer made to state investigators should be admitted at trial.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:18:09 GMT

Coalition: US service member dies in Syria of natural causes

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq says that a U.S. service member has died of suspected natural causes in northern Syria.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:10:18 GMT

Human legs found in trash prompt Ohio homicide investigation

Police say two human legs have been found in the trash at a waste-collection facility in Ohio's capital, prompting a homicide investigation.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:09:11 GMT

Man sentenced to 22 years in Kansas prison for woman's death

A Kansas man who said he "should be taken out back and stoned or shot" for killing a woman has been ordered to spend 22 years in prison.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:42:02 GMT

Wildfire contained in western North Carolina

Forestry officials in western North Carolina say they've contained a fire that burned nearly 9 square miles near Shortoff Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:40:12 GMT

Guilty plea set for woman in Sandy Hook parent threat

A Florida woman is set to plead guilty to threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:21:00 GMT

Crayola to retire a color; but which one will it be?

Friday is National Crayon Day and Crayola says it will mark the occasion by retiring one of its colors.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:20:56 GMT

The Most Talked About Stories This Week on

Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on, along with a sampling of responses.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:37:13 GMT

SWAT body camera captures dramatic scene of hostage standoff

In video from a body camera, a Baltimore SWAT supervisor orders an officer to kill a man holding two young children hostage with a knife.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:32:11 GMT

Family ties: 3 Iraqis in US allegedly hid link to kidnapper

Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:11:05 GMT