Mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

This police handout photo released Friday, July 6, 2017, by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office shows Isabel Martinez, who has been charged in the stabbing deaths of four of her five children and their father in Loganville, Ga. According to police she is charged with six...

Of ‘severe things,’ US military strike on NKorea is unlikely

People gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 6, 2017, to celebrate the test launch of North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier. The North’s ICBM launch, its most successful missile test to date, has...

Where’s my raise? 5 reasons pay isn’t rising much for many

In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work on a condominium project in Coral Gables, Fla. On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Labor Department will release the U.S. jobs report for June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the...

Illinois House approves state budget, ends historic impasse

Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, left, and Rep. David Olsen, R-Downers Grove, work on a puzzle on the House floor while the state Capitol is on lockdown during a hazardous materials incident Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Springfield, Ill. A financial showdown more than two years in the...

Startling screams as Mattek-Sands injures knee at Wimbledon

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States returns the ball to Romania’s Sorana Cirstea during their Women’s Singles Match on day four at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) LONDON (AP) — The screams...

AP source: Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 2-year, $10 million deal

FILE- In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, celebrates sinking a three-point basket early in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the...

Alligators, snakes found at LA-area home where cobra escaped

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities found alligators and venomous snakes at a Southern California home where animal control officers say a cobra had gotten loose and terrified neighbors. Los Angeles County officials served search warrants Thursday at a home in Thousand...

Hawaii prep school grad aims to avoid jail in bird killings

AP Photo/Jennifer Kelleher HONOLULU (AP) — A college student who graduated from one of Hawaii’s most prestigious high schools – former President Barack Obama’s alma mater – is hoping to avoid jail time for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature...

Vice president gets insider look at Kennedy Space Center

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence got an insider’s look at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday and promised more glory days ahead for “this gateway to the stars.” Pence is heading up a newly revived National Space Council. President Donald...

Defense: Joe Arpaio didn't intend to ignore court order

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio intentionally ignored a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants to keep his name in the news during a tough re-election year, a federal prosecutor argued Thursday at the end of...