1 child killed, 3 injured after Texas school bus crashes

U.S. 10/04/18, 02:52

School officials say one child was killed and three others were injured after their school bus crashed in North Texas. The Mesquite Independent School District says a bus carrying 42 students from Terry Middle School crashed Wednesday afternoon. Aerial video showed the bus lying on its side in a ditch with ...

Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday

U.S. 10/04/18, 01:52

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. McConnell, R-Ky., ...

Texas man’s shooting by police overshadowed despite momentum

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:46

For Dallas-area residents, the Sept. 1 killing of O'Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another Texas city last year.In this screenshot taken from Sept. 1, 2018, police body camera video provided by the Arlington Police Department, an officer, foreground, talks to O'Shae Terry ...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:30

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.China's foreign ministry announced Pompeo will visit on Monday for consultations on bilateral and international issues. The ministry gave no details, but based on previous ...

Future of Alaska oil check program weighs on governor’s race

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:24

For decades, Alaska residents have shared in the state's oil wealth. They eagerly anticipated the reveal of the annual check's amount and dreamed about how they'd use their portion.But more recently, the excitement has been muted as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have capped the payout in response to ...

Female GOP senators take up side on Kavanaugh debate

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end.On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school — ...

Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

Vice President Mike Pence is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies.In prepared remarks for an appearance Thursday at the Hudson Institute, Pence says China is using its power in "more proactive and coercive ...

Trump adviser says GOP candidates should embrace president

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

The White House has a message for vulnerable House Republicans tiptoeing around President Donald Trump: Get on board or start packing.The warning comes in a memo from White House political director Bill Stepien, who argues that GOP candidates who try to distance themselves from the president are only doing themselves ...

7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in South Carolina

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

A man shot seven police officers in South Carolina, killing one, in a standoff so dangerous that police had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue the wounded, authorities said. The man also held children hostage for two hours in his Florence home Wednesday afternoon, but they were released safely as ...

Closing arguments set in Chicago officer’s murder trial

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:12

From the moment Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the case has centered around the video.As attorneys prepare to make their final arguments on Thursday, the question is what jurors will think after watching the video repeatedly over ...

Update: 19 sickened by chemicals at California pool

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:00

The Latest on children sickened by chemicals at a Southern California pool (all times local):8:50 p.m.Authorities now say 19 people, many of them children, were sickened by exposure to a chemical at a Southern California swimming pool. But their problems are non-life-threatening.The Ventura County Fire Department says the people were ...

Video: U.S Navy sailors help rescue plane crash victims in Micronesia

U.S. 10/03/18, 23:05

Video released by the Department of Defense showed U.S. Navy sailors conducting a sweep of the Air Nuigini flight that crashed in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia Friday (September 28). Sailors are seen walking on the wing of the partially submerged plane and then entering the water-logged cabin to inspect the interiors. The plane, ...

Massachusetts high court to weigh teen texting suicide case

U.S. 10/03/18, 23:03

Massachusetts' highest court is set to consider whether to throw out the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman who as a teenager encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages.Lawyers for 22-year-old Michelle Carter will urge the Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday to reject a judge's ...

Hatfield delays decision on backyard bees

Pennsylvania 10/03/18, 22:57

By StaffAfter a marathon, two-hour discussion Wednesday night, Hatfield’s Borough Council decided to delay voting on a regulation on beekeeping within its borders.The five-member council said it was delaying the decision due to questions about the wording in the proposed ordinance. The council planned to take action on the proposed ...

Vice President Pence set to accuse China of trying to undermine Trump

U.S. 10/03/18, 22:14

Vice President Mike Pence is set to give a speech accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump. According to excerpts of prepared remarks from his office, Pence will say Thursday at the Hudson Institute that China is using its power in "more proactive and coercive ways to interfere in ...

Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report

U.S. 10/03/18, 21:28

All 100 senators, and a handful of Senate staff, will be able to read the FBI's new report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once it is sent to Congress. But it's unclear if the public will see it.Background checks are a routine part of any ...