Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.
Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff ArpaioPHOENIX (AP) ? The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public Friday.
Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access winRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law.
The Latest: Top Pacific Marine to keep up work with alliesKANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) ? The Latest on the Marine Corps' new commander in the Pacific (all times local):
Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US
Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home
Feds charge dozens of Southern California postal workersLOS ANGELES (AP) ? Federal prosecutors in Southern California have charged dozens of postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes ? including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail.
Oldest floating US post office scrapes rock, runs agroundMEREDITH, N.H. (AP) ? Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could stop a U.S. mail boat ? and then it ran aground in New Hampshire.
The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC
Alaskans live among bears _ both real and brightly colored