1 killed, 1 injured in Southern California plane crash

U.S. 10/01/18, 09:48

One person was killed and another was injured when a small plane crashed in eastern Los Angeles County during the weekend.The craft went down near Brackett Field Airport in La Verne around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.Police say one occupant died at the scene and the other person was taken to a ...

Update: Sunrise remembrance for Vegas shooting victims

U.S. 10/01/18, 09:24

The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local):6:10 a.m.Sunrise is brightening the horizon over Las Vegas, where survivors, victims' family members, first-responders and elected officials are gathering to mark ...

Chemical plants need fair safety guidelines

U.S. 10/01/18, 09:20

The state response to the tragic explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, five years ago has been to mostly ignore it. The last thing this industry needs now is a similar attitude from the federal government. But a provision in the current farm bill in Congress could exempt ...

We too: At gathering of nations, women’s voices ring loud

U.S. 10/01/18, 09:10

In a pivotal week for women in the United States, the U.N. put forth its own clarion set of female voices at its annual meeting of nations. And women's empowerment was only one of their rallying cries.At the U.N. General Assembly, the first since the #metoo movement took root in ...

Why the ACLU says Philly bail practices are unconstitutional

Pennsylvania 10/01/18, 08:16

By StaffUnder Pennsylvania law and the U.S. Constitution, a defendant cannot be held in prison pretrial without a full hearing to determine whether it’s safe to release him.The reality in Philadelphia, though, is much different.Continue reading on Philly.comhttp://www.philly.com/philly/news/aclu-philly-krasner-cash-money-bail-community-fund-macarthur-no215jail-20181001.htmlSource: The Associated Press

Update: Japanese prime minister lauds Nobel winner

U.S. 10/01/18, 08:16

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):1:15 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan.Abe called into a news conference that Honjo was speaking at on Monday after the immunologist won the 2018 medicine prize.Japan's leader said over a ...

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

California 10/01/18, 08:16

A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that's more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns.The business friendly Trump ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/01/18, 08:16

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT IS REPLACING NAFTAA revamped trade pact called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, gives American farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market and offers Canada tariff protection in the auto industry.2. ...

Police: Shooting inside moving car in Chicago leaves 2 dead

U.S. 10/01/18, 08:15

Police say two men were fatally shot and two others were shot and wounded during a dispute inside a moving car that ended in a rollover crash in downtown Chicago.The shooting and crash happened around midnight Sunday. Police say five men were inside the car when the shots were fired. ...

Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public

U.S. 10/01/18, 08:15

Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is refusing to release a report on allegations of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator despite lingering questions about how the accusers' complaints were handled.In a case that bears ...

Sheriff: Suspect in Louisiana slaying arrested in Panama

U.S. 10/01/18, 03:07

A Louisiana sheriff says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama.The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says 40-year-old Saleh Omar, of Terrytown, has been charged with second-degree murder.Officials say Omar fled the country this month following the September death ...

Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 02:23

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent.Departing on Monday, she opens her first-ever visit to Africa on Tuesday ...

Explains: Where things stand in Vegas shooting aftermath

U.S. 10/01/18, 01:37

Las Vegas is marking the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Fifty-eight people died, 413 were wounded and police say at least 456 were injured fleeing bullets that a gambler-turned-gunman rained down late Oct. 1, 2017, from the Mandalay Bay casino-resort into an outdoor concert crowd on ...

‘Tragedy of grand scale’: Events mark date of Vegas shooting

U.S. 10/01/18, 01:24

It's been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a scheduled speaker at a sunrise ceremony in Las Vegas is calling it a tragedy of grand scale.Mynda Smith's sister was one of 58 people killed when a gunman in a high-rise hotel rained gunfire into ...

Tips sought from public after car explosion that left 3 dead

Pennsylvania 10/01/18, 01:06

Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of three people found dead after a car explosion on a downtown street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in what authorities called a "criminal incident" being probed by federal, state and local authorities.Stephanie Connelly of Allentown, Pa., describes the details of being near the explosion ...