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Santa Barbara killer began by stabbing 3 in his home

Updated: 05/25/2014 - The gunman who killed six people in a furious shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara began the spree by stabbing to death three people in his home.

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Shift of illegal crossings into Texas accelerates

Posted: 05/23/2014 - An internal Border Patrol report illustrates that a dramatic shift in where people are arrested trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has accelerated this year. More arrests are taking in place in South Texas, rather than further west.

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Jury weighs death penalty for former HI soldier

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Jurors began deliberations in the sentencing-eligibility phase of the trial of Naeem Williams, who was convicted last month in the 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia.

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Orthodox rabbis charged in religious divorce plot

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Federal authorities in New Jersey say four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons have been indicted on charges they conspired to kidnap and force Jewish men into granting their wives religious divorces.

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Man guilty of killing, dismembering Vegas dancer

Posted: 05/22/2014 - A Nevada jury has found a former Las Vegas Strip performer guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 strangulation death and dismemberment of his dancer ex-girlfriend.

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Tennessee signs bill to allow electric chair

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to send death row inmates to the electric chair if the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

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Kidnapping Victim Found

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Isidro Garcia still faces five felony counts, including kidnapping, forcible rape and lewd acts with a minor for the alleged 2004 abduction.

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IRS delaying rules on tax-exempt political groups

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The agency has announced it won't hold a hearing this summer until it has a revised plan to police loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA.

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UPDATE: Officials say Ft. Hood received threatening phone call

Updated: 05/22/2014 - The post sent a tweet that said “PRECAUTIONARY SECURITY MEASURES ENACTED Effective immediately, all inbound traffic into Fort Hood has been blocked at all access control points due to a potential force protection issue.

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US sends drone, 80 troops to Chad for missing schoolgirls search

Posted: 05/21/2014 - The United States is sending 80 military personnel and one unarmed Predator reconnaissance aircraft to Chad as part of a growing effort to find the more than 275 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists a month ago.

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California mom arrested in killing of 3 young girls

Posted: 05/21/2014 - Detectives say there were several knives recovered at a bloody scene in Southern California where a mother has been arrested in the killing of her three young daughters.

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UPDATE: Spilled cargo caused bus crash that killed 4

Updated: 05/21/2014 - A tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes, triggering a bus crash that killed four people and seriously injured several others on Interstate 10 in Southern California near the Arizona line.

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Brewing troubles from coffee fungus impacting U.S.

Posted: 05/20/2014 - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.

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GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

Posted: 05/20/2014 - General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.

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