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Battle for state court control intensifies

WICHITA, Kan. -- Shortly before Christmas in 2000, brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr went on a brutal robbery, rape and murder spree that left five people dead and traumatized this city, the state's largest.

The Carr brothers were convicted and...

Woman looks out for thirsty in California drought

EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- The grandmother sat outside in her Sunday best next to a house with peeling paint, her canned iced tea resting on top of a washing machine that didn't work. She'd been without running water for four months.

Up an easy-...

Fight for Senate control down to five states

WASHINGTON -- With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democratic senators.

Republicans must win only two of those contests to guarantee the 51 seats they need to control the...