'Affluenza' teen's mom complains about jail conditions

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A "woman with means" who was arrested at a Mexican beach resort city with her fugitive teenage son who invoked "affluenza" as a defense after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck has complained about the conditions of her Texas jail cell, a sheriff said Friday.

  • Written by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

Obama mocks 'conspiracy' at forum on gun control

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama mocked conspiracy theorists and tore into the National Rifle Association for pushing "imaginary fiction," as he described his plans to tighten gun control rules as modest first steps toward tackling gun violence in America.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Feds say terrorism-related arrests made in 2 states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that two people with ties to the Islamic State have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in California and Texas, including a refugee from Syria who is charged with lying to federal investigators about his travels to the civil war in that country.

  • Written by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

Reports of sexual assaults spike at military academies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults at the three military academies surged by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year, and complaints of sexual harassment also spiked, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press