Detained Kentucky teens denied toilets, showers and clothes, suit says

Two former detainees at the Adair County Youth Detention Center sued the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, alleging they were held in abusive conditions.

By Daniel WuJanuary 21, 2024

Lahaina survivors come together to grieve months after Maui fires

The Lahaina Unity Gathering was the first time in more than five months that the close-knit community could reconvene en masse in the forever-changed town.

By Reis ThebaultJanuary 21, 2024

Inside New Hampshire Gov. Sununu’s drive to stop Trump, boost Haley

Tuesday’s presidential primary is a microcosm of the struggle of old-school Republicans to wrest the party away from Donald Trump

By Joanna Slater and Maeve RestonJanuary 21, 2024

Pet dog helps rescue owner who fell into frozen Michigan lake

Pet dog Ruby helped officer Kammeron Bennetts rescue her Traverse City owner, who had fallen into a freezing Arbutus Lake in East Bay Township, Michigan police said.

By Adela SulimanJanuary 20, 2024

Dog detects underground gas leak at home, alerts owner

“I always thought he was special, but I really have a newfound respect for his intelligence,” Chanell Bell said about her pup Kobe.

By Sydney PageJanuary 20, 2024

DOJ decried Uvalde shooting response. Will it have an impact?

The Uvalde Leader-News and other local media reported Friday that the district attorney had convened a grand jury to investigate the attack, which left 19 students and two teachers dead.

By Arelis R. HernándezJanuary 19, 2024

Sarasota police won’t charge Christian Ziegler with sexual assault

Sarasota police won’t file rape charges against former Florida Republican Party leader Christian Ziegler, but will forward a probable-cause affidavit for video voyeurism to the state attorney’s office.

By Lori RozsaJanuary 19, 2024

Tree of Life synagogue demolishes building five years after mass shooting

Crews are demolishing most of the Tree of Life synagogue, the site of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history, so the community could begin anew.

By Ben BraschJanuary 19, 2024

In Ann Arbor, an Arab and Jewish hub, school board calls for cease-fire

A resolution passed in the Michigan city is probably one of the first instances of a school board weighing in on the Israel-Gaza war.

By Heidi Pérez-MorenoJanuary 19, 2024

Defense chief Austin asked to testify before Congress on hospital secrecy

Lloyd Austin has been called to testify before the House Armed Services Committee to explain “decisions made to withhold information” about his hospitalization.

By Adela Suliman and Dan LamotheJanuary 19, 2024

Capitol ‘absolutely’ is safer now than on Jan. 6, police chief says

Capitol Police hired more staff, improved intelligence capabilities and made other changes since the insurrection, but more should be done says top cop.

By Joe DavidsonJanuary 19, 2024

Feds warn states displaying funny traffic signs: Proceed with caution

The Federal Highway Administration released guidelines urging state transportation officials to avoid humor and pop-culture references that might confuse drivers.

By Jonathan EdwardsJanuary 19, 2024

New York’s use of red-flag laws to seize guns has skyrocketed

New York has vastly expanded its use of its ‘red flag’ law for those deemed a danger to themselves or others in the aftermath of the Buffalo shooting.

By Joanna SlaterJanuary 19, 2024

Uvalde shooting report sharply critical of police response, leaders

Attorney General Merrick Garland said “lives would have been saved” if officers had followed standard procedures in responding to the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Tex.

By Arelis R. Hernández, Devlin Barrett and Mark BermanJanuary 18, 2024

Michael Berman, political strategist who revealed private struggles, dies at 84

An eclectic Washington insider whose career included senior White House aide, lobbying firm founder and a book about his battles with his weight

By Brian MurphyJanuary 18, 2024

28-year-old sues Panera, alleging Charged Lemonade gave her heart problems

In the third lawsuit against Panera Bread over its caffeinated lemonade, a woman says she was hospitalized for atrial fibrillation after consuming the drinks.

By Justine McDanielJanuary 18, 2024

Nancy Mace’s ex-chief of staff weighs a primary challenge against her

Dan Hanlon has taken meetings with prospective donors and campaign staff since his departure — a remarkable turn of events after leaving Mace’s office.

By Jacqueline AlemanyJanuary 18, 2024

What to know about the true story behind Netflix’s ‘American Nightmare’

Police accused Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn of staging her abduction — until her kidnapper was caught. Now a new Netflix docuseries is telling their story.

By Victoria BissetJanuary 18, 2024

American who killed her mother, hid body in suitcase sentenced to 26 years

Heather Mack committed a “brutal, premeditated crime” when she helped kill her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, a federal judge in Chicago said.

By Annabelle TimsitJanuary 18, 2024

Firefighter jumps in icy pond, rescues growling dog

The dog — named Bob — was in the frigid water, and Bob’s frantic owner and her children were calling to him, telling him to hang on and not bite his rescuer.

By Cathy FreeJanuary 18, 2024