US defense secretary visits Newport during New England trip

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members….

Family of missing Maine toddler plans to file lawsuit

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The family of a Maine toddler who went missing five years ago plans to sue the father and other adults who were with her when she was last seen….

Woman known for conspiracy posts loses Texas education race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright….

Father sought after boy killed in mother’s arms in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter – the boy's father – remained at large, St. Louis police said….

The Latest: 2 siblings safe after St. Louis infant shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the St. Louis shooting death of an 8-month-old boy and the search for his father, the suspected gunman (all times local):…

Baylor says ‘Ken Starr is president’ amid speculation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University and its president faced mounting pressure Tuesday over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university said its governing board was still considering the results of an internal...

About 500 attend funeral for slain 11-year-old Houston boy

HOUSTON (AP) — About 500 mourners filled a Houston church to capacity Tuesday for the funeral for an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he walked home from school….

Wisconsin first-grader receives kidney from teacher

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl received a life-changing gift Tuesday from a special donor: a teacher at her school….

Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official said Tuesday….

Infant fatally shot in St. Louis; police search for gunman

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy is dead after a shooting in north St. Louis, and police are searching for the father who is the suspected gunman….