ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Michelle Martens kept her new relationship with a man convicted of child endangerment a secret from friends and family for weeks - as she helped plan her daughter's 10th birthday party, sent the girl off daily to the school bus and held down her job at a local grocery store.
STUART, Fla. (AP) - A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front window of a Florida home and attacked a woman and her adult son said he was on the powerful street drug flakka, a sheriff said Monday.
SAN MATEO (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco Bay Area couple with felony animal abuse for allegedly scalding their poodle and Maltese mix dog and then waiting more than a week before taking it to the vet.
ISTANBUL (AP) - A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey's border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, decrying the attack as an apparent attempt by Islamic State extremists to destabilize the nation by exploiting ethnic and religious tensions.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history as police frequently ignore those illegal activities, experts say.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, as Wisconsin's governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city's mostly black north side.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.