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  • Bodies of woman, 3 grandkids found in burned home

    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of a woman and her three grandchildren visiting for Christmas were pulled Friday from the burned-out remains of a southwest Ohio home, a state fire marshal’s spokesman…

  • Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

    Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a…

  • Crowd forms at church for wake of slain NY officer

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 friends and relatives of a New York City police officer who was gunned down along with his partner have lined up outside a Queens church a full hour before…

  • California gears up for migrant driver’s licenses

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to…

  • Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

    JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of…

  • People slide down bedsheets to escape motel fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another’s shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential…

  • Police: Baby Jesus taken, replaced with pig’s head

    HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A mayor in Massachusetts is outraged that someone stole a baby Jesus statue from a church’s Nativity scene and replaced it with a pig’s head. Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini says the…

  • Birdshot accident reveals Ohio woman’s heart issue

    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The son of a 75-year-old woman who was struck with birdshot by her husband while sitting in a recliner says the accident might have been a blessing because doctors treating her…

  • 4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two vehicles collided head on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1JTCGea ) the crash happened…

  • Penny parking thriving in small Illinois town

    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Mike Stolarski didn’t need but a few minutes to grab a cup of coffee. But, being in a generous mood, he fed a parking meter enough for whoever pulled into his…

  • Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma

    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma.

  • Former SC Gov. Jim Edwards dies at age 87

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James B. Edwards, South Carolina’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87. His son-in-law Ken Wingate confirmed…

  • Transit officers help mother deliver baby on train

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pair of Philadelphia transit police officers rushed onto a downtown subway train on Christmas and helped make a special delivery: a baby boy. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Sgt. Daniel Caban and…

  • Former SC Gov. Jim Edwards dies at age 87

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James B. Edwards, South Carolina’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87. His son-in-law Ken Wingate confirmed that Edwards died…

  • Things to know about the enduring Airstream

    The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there’s a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. Some…