Judge denies request to dismiss count in Islamic State case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge presiding over the case of five men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group says he won't dismiss the most serious charge against them.

The men face counts...

Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Two female backpackers from Europe were savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier, police said on Wednesday.

A 59-year-old...

Correction: Super Bowl-Broncos Parade story

DENVER (AP) — In a story Feb. 9 about Denver celebrating the Broncos Super Bowl victory, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a fan and several of her relatives. The fan was Dorothy Ayze, not Ayce....

Brother: Right-to-die advocate Christy O'Donnell dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.

Her brother Jay Watts said in a Facebook posting...

New Oklahoma prisons chief: Facilities crumbling, morale low

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime Republican political operative who previously headed the Federal Emergency Management Agency now has the daunting task of leading Oklahoma's overcrowded and underfunded prison...

Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and...

Police: Jay Cutler's dead brother-in-law dealt with paranoia

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was paranoid about being followed by gang members when he crashed his car in a remote part of Utah and wandered off to his death in frigid...

Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.

The ruling...