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Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

FILE – In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that...
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Prosecutors turn to stepmother in girl’s running death

Joyce Hardin Garrard is led back to the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Ala. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, after a jury recommended she be sentenced to life in prison following her capital murder conviction. Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree will sentence Garrard on May 11...

Suspect in theft of unborn baby won’t face murder charge

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother’s belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face. Investigators say Dynel Lane lured Michelle...
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Lawyer says kidnapping wasn’t hoax, woman talking to police

This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend’s San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she’s in the Southern California...
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Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast

New York City firefighters on ladders spray water at the scene of a fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) New York City firefighters on ladders spray water at the scene of a fire...
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Fiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial

AAA Mar. 27, 2015 1:27 AM ETFiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Fall River, Mass....
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Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

Mitchelle Blair stands during her video arraignment at the 36th District Court, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Detroit. The Detroit woman charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless...
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New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

In this photo provided by the NYPD Special Ops, smoke rises from the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the...
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Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna, left, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand during a news conference in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Southern California authorities have arrested four people in a plot to kidnap two newborn babies. The plot ended with the death of a...
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Latest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported

A New York City fire department Arson investigator arrives at the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. An apartment building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday. Two...