Police investigate why mom, 3 kids went off cliff into water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities dug deeper Friday into what might have caused a dramatic SUV crash that killed an Idaho woman and her three children, while the kids' schools arranged to make counselors available for grieving classmates….

The Latest: No bond reduction in Smith slaying

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for the suspect in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local):…

Slain Lyft driver worked at night, cared for baby during day

MABELTON, Ga. (AP) — Camila Wright took a chance three years ago when she got on a plane to meet the man who would become the love of her life. This week he was cruelly taken from her, shot dead while working to provide for his wife and young daughter….

Jury reaches verdict in Minnesota Islamic State trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota jury has reached a verdict in the federal trial of three Minneapolis men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group….

SC museum hopes race exhibit will foster conversations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A year ago, a nation stood horrified after nine African-Americans were deliberately gunned down during a quiet, evening Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The massacre sparked anguish and soul-searching that led to steps...

Woman charged after body found in freezer sold at yard sale

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are looking for a North Carolina woman after authorities say her mother's body was found in a freezer that she sold in a yard sale….

US announced airstrikes in Yemen, killing al-Qaida militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it conducted four counterterrorism strikes against al-Qaida militants in Yemen in recent months, including one May 19 that killed four enemy combatants….

The Latest: Official: Police video release important step

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the release of videos and other materials by the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct (all times local):…

Needle stealing highlights issue tracking health workers

DENVER (AP) — The latest public health scare involving a Colorado surgical technician has revealed states have more work ahead in trying to prevent needle-stealing hospital workers from getting hired….

Ex-Navy pilot rescued after 20 hours treading water in Gulf

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued a former Navy pilot who spent 20 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico after falling out of his boat without a lifejacket….