Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

A woman who operates a popular YouTube channel aimed at kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days inside a closet in their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.
 

On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president who will usher in "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.
 

Pittsburgh official, husband charged in Detroit hotel case

An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been charged following an altercation with police in a Detroit hotel.
 

Trump: Let Mueller report come out, 'let people see it'

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."
 

Cyclone Idai: Red Cross appeals for donations as Mozambique death toll rises

The Canadian Red Cross has issued an appeal for donations to help victims of a massive cyclone that hit the African country of Mozambique.
 

Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old autistic boy who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help.
 

Fed news sends bond yields sharply lower; US stocks mixed

Banks led U.S. stocks mostly lower Wednesday after a brief rally sparked by the Federal Reserve's latest policy update faded.
 

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

A Mississippi jury is awarding $250,000 in damages to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge.
 

Trump doubles down on McCain criticism, says he 'was never a fan'

U.S. President Donald Trump is not backing down from his longstanding criticism of the late Sen. John McCain. declaring Tuesday that he "was never a fan" of the former presidential candidate.
 

2 arrested after man in unicorn costume robs convenience store

Police in Maryland say they've captured an elusive unicorn, since unmasked as a man suspected of robbing a convenience store last week.
 

Records show FBI probe of Michael Cohen started well before raid

Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and office, according to documents released Tuesday.
 

Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country.
 

Colleges weigh fate of students with tainted applications

The University of Southern California says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions.
 

Woman pleads guilty to sneaking aboard international flight

A woman who's been dubbed a serial stowaway was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to sneaking past Chicago airport security last year, boarding a plane and flying to London without a ticket.
 

Facebook says no one flagged N.Z. mosque shooting livestream

Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing violent or disturbing content in real time.
 

Iowa police say 2-year-old boy died after man sat on him

Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.
 

Catholic priest in Florida charged with drugging, raping woman

A Roman Catholic priest in Florida is facing charges that he drugged a female parishioner and raped her.
 

Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region

The Iraqi government has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region.
 

North China landslide knocks over homes, killing 7

Hundreds of police, firefighters and medical personnel joined rescue efforts on Saturday after a landslide in northern China knocked down several buildings, killing seven people and leaving 13 others missing.
 

Newborns, elderly among St. Patrick's Day crowds in Savannah

Born just 3 months ago, Caroline Homans looked as if she might sleep through her first St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, cradled in her grandfather's arms as he held a beer in his free hand.