Democratic candidate for NC legislature drops out after 'Mexicans' rant resurfaces

A Democratic candidate for North Carolina's House of Representatives withdrew from her race Wednesday after a 12-year-old blog post ranting about immigrants resurfaced last week.

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Court: California school board's prayers unconstitutional

A U.S. appeals court says a Southern California school board's policy of opening meetings with a prayer is unconstitutional in part because the prayers often invoke Christianity.

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Cat sitter dies after suburban Denver basement floods

A woman died after rain from the latest round of strong Colorado storms flooded the suburban Denver basement apartment she was staying in to take care of a friend's cat, police said Wednesday.

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NXIVM sex cult co-founders plead not guilty

The co-founders of a self-improvement group that's accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex have pleaded not guilty to an updated indictment.

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Menendez spars with Pompeo over Trump's meeting with Putin

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defends President Trump's private meeting with the Russian president.

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