• Indonesia air force plane crashes into home; 4 dead

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the main island of Java on Wednesday, killing both people on board and two people in the house, a senior official said. The plane was on a routine maintenance flight when it crashed near Abdul Rahman Saleh air force base in Malang, a hilly town in East Java province, said air force chief Air Marshal Agus Supriatna. Supriatna said the pilot ejected from the Brazilian-made Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano plane before it crashed, but a technician failed to do so. The pilot was found dead near a rice field about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from his parachute, while the technician's body was recovered from the plane's cockpit, which was buried in the rubble

  • UPDATE: Police investigating woman's death in northwest Oklahoma City early Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A woman's body was found on a front porch near NW 6 and N Douglas Avenue early Wednesday. Investigators are on the scene.

  • The Morning Brew: Trump and Sanders for the New Hampshire wins

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 10 hr ago

    It's Wednesday. Let's get to the news. Trump, Sanders prevail in New hampshire New Hampshire voters picked favorite party nominees in the race for the White House on Tuesday, leaving everything even less clear than before the Granite State's primary! The AP reports:  Trump and Sanders entered Tuesday's contest as favorites in New Hampshire, but needed to deliver on expectations after second-place finishes in Iowa's leadoff caucuses.

  • China reports first case of imported Zika virus

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday. The man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in Venezuela on Jan. 28 before returning home on Feb. 5 via Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement. The commission said he had been confirmed as having the Zika virus on Tuesday and was being treated at the Ganxian People's Hospital. His temperature is now normal and a skin rash is receding, it said.

  • Teens as young as 14 rescued from sexual exploitation during Super Bowl, FBI says

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Seven teenagers, some as young as 14 years old, were rescued from forced prostitution in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl week, authorities announced Tuesday. Some of the victims had previously been reported missing by their parents, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said. They ranged in age from 14 to 17. More than a dozen pimps and their associates were arrested in multiagency sweeps intended to crackdown on sex trafficking, the FBI said.

  • 'Dead' baby wakes just before it is taken to be cremated

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    A baby less than one month old was pronounced dead but woke up minutes before it was due to be cremated, local reports say. The boy, born in China on 8 January was two months premature, and spent 23 days in an incubator in Pan’an People’s Hospital in the province of Zhejiang. Despite recommendations that he stay in an incubator for a month, his parents took him home early in order for him to be home for Chinese New Year, according to Zhejiang Television's Channel Six.

  • Special counsel: Manslaughter charge possible in Flint

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Lansing — Todd Flood, special counsel for the state attorney general’s office investigation into the Flint water crisis, said Tuesday the probe could lead to a variety of criminal charges or civil actions. “We’re here to investigate what possible crimes there are, anything to the involuntary manslaughter or death that may have happened to some young person or old person because of this poisoning, to misconduct in office,” he said. “We take this very seriously.” Flood joined Attorney General Bill Schuette, chief investigator Andrew Arena and deputy chief investigator Ellis Stafford for a media round table Tuesday in Lansing, where they provided an update on the investigation launched last month.

  • Black Lives Matter activist kills himself on steps of Ohio Statehouse

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Black Lives Matter activist killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse Monday night, authorities said. MarShawn McCarrel, 23, of Franklin Township, a Columbus suburb, shot himself in front of the Statehouse Monday evening, Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol told the Columbus Dispatch. Cvetan told The Associated Press it's unclear why McCarrel killed himself. Authorities say nobody saw the shooting, but McCarrel was seen on Statehouse grounds just before the gunshot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Tuscaloosa police release action against officers in taped Tasing of student

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Three months after Tuscaloosa officers were seen using a Taser stun gun and baton on students during a noise complaint, the department's chief today announced the disciplinary taken against those officers. Officer James Kent remains on administrative leave with pay, and disciplinary action is still pending, according to a press release issued by Chief Steve Anderson. Officer Justin Sams received a written reprimand and remedial training to improve his communication skills, and officers Phillip Champion and Gregory Pimm have returned to work. Champion and Pimm received no discipline, Anderson said, but were required to receive remedial training in the use of force, decision making and de-escalation techniques.

  • Electric Fantasy: Will the Next Tesla Sell for $25,000?

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Tesla Motors Inc. was built with one overriding objective: to bring electric cars to the masses. After more than a decade of work, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk believes it’s just about time. The company is set to begin taking pre-orders on its $35,000 Model 3 next month—and by $35,000, Tesla really means as little as $25,000. Tesla has confirmed that the $35,000 price tag on the Model 3 doesn't include the significant federal and state incentives available to electric car buyers. Official confirmation from the company echoes what Musk told reporters at an auto show more than a year ago: "When I say $35,000, I'm talking about without any credits." The distinction Tesla is making here between the price before and after tax subsidies is crucial; these tax incentives can knock off as much as $10,000 from the cost of purchase, drastically increasing the size of the market for the Model 3. The pre-subsidy price was increasingly in doubt after the company set the starting price of its Model X luxury SUV at $80,000, more than analysts initially expected1.

  • Girl who cried UVa. gang rape pretended to be her rapist to win a boy, lawyers say

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.(WTVR) -- Three and a half years after an alleged brutal gang rape by fraternity members at the University of Virginia, detailed in Rolling Stone magazine, lawyers say a crush over a boy sparked the sensational article. Readers were horrified by "A Rape on Campus" when it published online in November 2014, and the article created upheaval at the university. The 9,000-word article -- with almost as many comments at the time it was taken offline -- described how an UVa first-year student named Jackie was sexually assaulted by seven attackers during a fraternity party, and how the university failed to adequately respond.

  • After LDS church opposes medical marijuana bill, lawmaker will not back off

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Utah Senator Mark Madsen said fighting old perceptions about pot have made his efforts to legalize medical marijuana an uphill battle. Then came another hurdle Friday when the Mormon Church said it opposed his bill. Still, Madsen, who is Mormon, said he won't back down because polls show most Utah residents support the proposed law. Plus, people with serious medical conditions could really use the pain relief. "It would be immoral to back down," he said.

  • Red flag warning issued in Oklahoma Wednesday due to high winds, fire danger

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A red flag warning has been issued for much of Oklahoma Wednesday. High wind gusts will increase fire danger.

  • Aussie lawmakers gifted designer watches, think they're fake

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman — but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar ($28,000) timepieces were fake, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was leader of the then-opposition Liberal Party in 2013 when he and fellow Liberal lawmakers Stuart Robert and Ian Macfarlane received the luxury watches during a dinner with a representative of China's Li Guancheng Investment Group, Macfarlane told the Herald Sun newspaper. Macfarlane told the paper the watch-giver's name was "Mr. Li," believed to be Chinese billionaire Li Ruipeng. "It's quite a tale," Macfarlane said.

  • Woman finds artwork by father killed in Vietnam

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Erika Colligan spent three decades searching for her father's artwork — paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war. The 50-year-old San Diego software consultant was only 1 when her father died in a plane crash in his native country in 1966. At age 10, her family fled Vietnam and came to the United States, leaving behind their belongings and his artwork. Colligan believes most of his paintings were destroyed after the Communist government took power, but she kept faith some of the artwork Phan Khoi made for his American friends was still out there, offering a tangible sliver of the father she never got the chance to know.

  • Ferguson City Council seeks changes to DOJ reform agreement

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that would reform the city's courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city's cost. The changes announced before a crowd of about 300 at the Ferguson Community Center angered many who supported the original consent decree. Several protesters began chanting, "No justice, no peace," and other refrains common during protests in the St. Louis suburb after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014.

  • Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces challenges in the more diverse states that come next on the primary calendar. Trump, appealing to voters seeking a political outsider, could benefit from the persistent lack of clarity among the more mainstream Republicans struggling to challenge him. "We are going to do something so good and so fast and so strong and the world is going to respect us again, believe m

  • Jury to decide fate of NY officer in stairwell shooting case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are weighing the fate of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man in a public housing complex stairwell. The 12-member panel will return to court Wednesday morning to continue deliberations in the trial of Officer Peter Liang. The 28-year-old officer faces manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other charges in connection with the November 2014 death of Akai (ah-KEYE') Gurley. Prosecutors argue that Liang acted recklessly when his gun went off in a darkened stairwell. The rookie officer's attorney says it was a "terrible tragedy" and not a crime. Jurors deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before being sent home for the day.

  • Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Mental health experts are warning that Syrians refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in larger numbers in the coming months will need treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. They say many will be in denial because the symptoms can sometimes take years to emerge. Richard Mollica is a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School. He says he fears organizations helping refugees may be unable or ill-prepared to address the problems. But the International Institute of New England and other groups caution it's still too early to gauge the impact. The U.S. has taken in roughly 2,500 Syrian refugees since 2011, though that number is expected to jump to least 10,000 this year.

  • Results of Tuesday's elections

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Results of Tuesday's elections in various areas.