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Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

Local leaders say plea deal allowing former Baylor student to serve no jail times highlights outsized influence alumni play in shaping local criminal justice system

The Latest: Migrant girl's death raises questions

A U.S. Border Patrol intake form obtained by The Associated Press says a 7-year-old girl who died in custody claimed "good health" when she was initially encountered by immigration authorities along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border

Worries about ballot security overshadow disputed…

Democrats and Republicans concede a do-over election might be needed in disputed North Carolina congressional race after warnings about the potential for voter fraud in a rural county went unheeded for years

30 Years After They Vanished on the Mountain, 'Closure'

The bodies of those who succumb to the Himalayan mountains likely stay on the slopes forever—it's often too difficult, dangerous, and costly to retrieve them. That fact didn't stop Steve Aisthorpe of Scotland from his recent mission on the Nepal-Tibet border: to get "closure" on the fate of Kristinn...

2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotel

A 4-month-old boy has died after he was found unconscious and unresponsive at a New York City hotel

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'One of a kind' tomb found in Egypt

The tomb, filled with hieroglyphs and statues, has been untouched for 4,440 years.

This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State

What makes a town worth living in? While beautiful scenery and a sense of community can help give a location character, features like abffordability, safety, convenience, and a bustling economy are always critical factors.

Here's How Much More People Will Pay for a…

With some products, you may not care about getting the off-brand option. But for many things, it seems a good rep goes a long way.

Thousands of teachers march in Los Angeles as strike looms

Thousands of teachers working for the nation's second-largest school system are marching in downtown Los Angeles to demand a new contract

Another NY Lawyer Caught in Racist Tirade

What's up with New York lawyers? Months after one was caught on video spewing anti-immigrant rhetoric in a restaurant, another flung racist insults on the subway and apparently assaulted a woman of Asian descent. Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, shouted profanities at a 24-year-old Tuesday after bumping into her on the northbound...

Dow down on global economic worries

U.S. stocks slumped on Friday as weak data from China and Europe stoked fears of a global economic slowdown. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Report: Federal Air Marshal Service curtailing surveillance

The Federal Air Marshal Services acknowledges it's curtailing a domestic surveillance program accused of spying on unwitting passengers

Regulators Say PG&E Falsified Data For Years…

Regulators say California's Pacific Gas & Electric Company, possibly the source of this year's wildfire, falsified safety records for years.

Man who demolished landmark house ordered to build replica

A man who illegally demolished San Francisco house designed by the modernist architect Richard Neutra has been ordered to rebuild an exact replica

All evacuation orders lifted in deadly California…

All evacuation orders have been lifted in Paradise more than a month after a devastating wildfire that wiped out the Northern California town

Green Beret 'Admitted to Murder' in Job Interview

A celebrated Green Beret admits to killing a man, but insists it wasn't murder—an impression the US Army no longer shares, NBC News reports. Army Maj. Mathew Golsteyn has admitted twice to the 2010 killing of an Afghan male in Marjah, Afghanistan, insisting the victim was a dangerous bomb-maker....

Ryan Zinke Out as Interior Secretary

Late last month, Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva penned an op-ed asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to step down from his post due to a swirl of "scandals and nepotism." It looks like Grijalva is getting his wish: Per Bloomberg , sources reported that Zinke told the White House he's out, and...

Nations at UN climate talks back universal…

After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries limped to an agreement Saturday on the rules that will govern international efforts to curb global warming

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Family: Man left woman to die on freeway during first date

The family of a Florida waitress fatally struck by numerous cars while lying on a freeway says they have solved the mystery of how she got there