A Colorado judge denied a defense attorney's request to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of two young sisters killed and submerged in crude oil in the case of the girl's father, who is accused of killing them and his wife.
A small number of school systems are pitching in to educate migrant children amid an outcry over the separation of the children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration.
Albuquerque resident Linda Hamlin is used to rattlesnakes in her backyard, but when a 5-footer slithered up to her back door, she called her local animal control department for help. Video shows its removal.
Bear cams at Katmai National Park in Alaska caught a man wading out into a river to take a selfie with bears that had gathered in the same river to feed, prompting a warning from the National Park Service.
Joel Arrona-Lara, a 36-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was driving his wife to a hospital in California to deliver their baby when ICE agents detained him at a gas station. Now he could be deported.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that the California man who was arrested by its agents as he drove his wife to the hospital to give birth had a warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges.
An aide to a Colorado legislative leader was punished for helping a progressive group put a portrait of Vladimir Putin on display at the state capitol building after reports that no money had been donated to install a portrait of President Donald Trump.