Hawk native to South America appears in Maine park

A hawk that is native to regions of Central and South America is generating a lot of attention from Maine's birding community after appearing in a city park
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BCA: Man fatally shot by officer in Stillwater confrontation

Authorities say a man was fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation with police in Stillwater
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Man dead after confrontation with police in Stillwater

A man is dead after a confrontation with police in Stillwater
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Police: Teen sent swastika to phones at Chicago-area school

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with sending a swastika image to the smartphones of other students during a suburban Chicago high school assembly
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Southern Californians battered by wildfires that killed 2

Southern Californians got to take a breath amid two wildfires that have left two dead and destroyed scores of homes. Now the winds will blow again.
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2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires

A wildfire that has torn through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California's hills and canyons has killed two people and more than
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Swastika sent to phones of students at Chicago-area school

Some students at a suburban Chicago high school received an image of a swastika on their smartphones days after racist graffiti was found scrawled on school pro
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Southern California fires force evacuation of 1,000 homes

Portions of Southern California remained under siege as two large fires threatened numerous Ventura County communities
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City reverses course on clown costume ban at Halloween event

A Detroit suburb has reversed course after its plan to ban clown costumes from an annual Halloween event to avoid potentially scaring children drew criticism
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City reverse course on clown costume ban at Halloween event

A Detroit suburb has reversed course after its plan to ban clown costumes from an annual Halloween event to avoid potentially scaring children drew criticism
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GOP veteran struggles to adjust as seat suddenly isn't safe

After more than a decade representing a reliably Republican suburban Chicago district, Rep. Peter Roskam is suddenly among the most endangered House Republicans
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Officer dies after responding to Minnesota prison attack

A correctional officer has died after helping respond to an inmate's attack on an officer at Oak Park Heights prison
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Groups challenging Illinois panhandling ordinances

The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are challenging panhandling ordinances in 15 municipalities across Illinois
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Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

Many students in one Missouri school district won't be using bathrooms designated by gender any longer
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Why Mississippi teachers are crowdfunding classrooms

Why Mississippi teachers are relying on strangers to fund their classrooms
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Detroit program helps female ex-felons

A Detroit program aims to help female former felons
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Minnesota prison program up in air after guard's death

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Friday the future of a vocational program that teaches welding and other skills at a state prison is uncertain afte
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3 Minnesota prison officers resign after colleague killed

Minnesota prison officials say three correctional officers have resigned after the killing of one of their colleagues
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Minnesota inmate accused in guard's death has violent past

Inmate accused of killing a Minnesota corrections officer has a violent past and has been disciplined multiple times while incarcerated
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The Latest: Prisoner has extensive disciplinary record

Authorities say the inmate suspected of killing a corrections officer at a Minnesota state prison has an extensive disciplinary record
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Minnesota prison officer's on-duty death is state's first

Corrections officials say an inmate used a weapon to kill an officer at a Minnesota state prison
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The Latest: Inmate who killed prison officer is segregated

An inmate who is accused of killing a corrections officer at a Minnesota state prison has been moved to another facility and is in segregation
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Chicago-area man exonerated after serving 10 years in prison

A suburban Chicago man who spent the last 10 years in prison for murder has been released
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