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  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:38:59 GMT
    The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:more>>
    The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:more>>
  • Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:36:16 GMT
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.more>>
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.more>>
  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:10 GMT
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.more>>
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.more>>
  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:36:48 GMT
    Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.more>>
    Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.more>>
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:53 GMT
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that...more>>
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have...more>>
  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:21:23 GMT
    Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.more>>
    Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.more>>
  • UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

    UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:19:16 GMT
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...more>>
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's...more>>
  • Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:10:02 GMT
    Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises.more>>
    Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its...more>>
  • US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

    US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 06:06:58 GMT
    The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given to its applicant for state trooper positions. It says the tests discriminate against women and keeps them out of entry-level positions.more>>
    The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal...more>>
  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:38:46 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.more>>
    Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...more>>
  • Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:27:07 GMT
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of...more>>
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the...more>>
  • 4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:21:42 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...more>>
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.more>>
  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:45 GMT
    A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.more>>
    A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...more>>
  • Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

    Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:06:52 GMT
    An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.more>>
    An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.more>>
  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:06:48 GMT
    Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard.more>>
    Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.more>>
  • Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

    Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:45:40 GMT
    A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday.more>>
    A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday.more>>
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...more>>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...more>>
  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:13:08 GMT
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided...more>>
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...more>>
  • Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

    Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:03:43 GMT
    A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."more>>
    A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."more>>
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:21:38 GMT
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.more>>
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.more>>
  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:57:43 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.more>>
    Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the...more>>
  • Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

    Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:29:33 GMT
    A man accused of robbing a Bellagio casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.more>>
    The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino has been identified as a 34-year-old Kansas man with a criminal record who skipped out on his parole in May.more>>
  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:55 GMT
    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May.more>>
    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...more>>
  • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:15:27 GMT
    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.more>>
    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.more>>
  • California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

    California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:15:23 GMT
    An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.more>>
    An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.more>>
  • APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:02:30 GMT
    A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.more>>
    The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the...more>>
  • Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

    Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:01:46 GMT
    Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.more>>
    Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.more>>
  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:50 GMT
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.more>>
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...more>>
  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:20:46 GMT
    Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil...more>>
    Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil...more>>
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:58:20 GMT
    Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.more>>
    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.more>>
  • Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:48:08 GMT
    Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.more>>
    U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.more>>
  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:43:47 GMT
    A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.more>>
    The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to...more>>
  • Arrest made in California tuberculosis case

    Arrest made in California tuberculosis case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:33:19 GMT
    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.more>>
    A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a...more>>
  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:30:08 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at...more>>
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...more>>
  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:20:41 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists are urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...more>>
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists are urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's...more>>
  • Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:02:45 GMT
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal...more>>
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court...more>>
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:46 GMT
    The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.more>>
    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.more>>
  • San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

    San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:05:43 GMT
    A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.more>>
    A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.more>>
  • Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

    Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:04:28 GMT
    A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.more>>
    A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.more>>
  • New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:15:23 GMT
    A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court.more>>
    A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.more>>
  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:16:48 GMT
    President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.more>>
    President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.more>>
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:50:11 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.more>>
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.more>>
  • Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

    Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:49:05 GMT
    They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts...more>>
    They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts and...more>>
  • Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:09 GMT
    Lake Huron's fish populations are bouncing back after a collapse of two key species more than a decade ago. But state biologists and industry leaders say many anglers remain unconvinced.more>>
    More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the...more>>
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:11 GMT
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...more>>
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...more>>
  • NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:09 GMT
    Food trucks are a way of life in New York City. But not just for foodies looking to sample some new ethnic cuisine.more>>
    Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?more>>
  • Indian senior community part of growing niche

    Indian senior community part of growing niche

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:15:51 GMT
    When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown...more>>
    When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed...more>>
  • Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

    Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:56:22 GMT
    An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.more>>
    An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.more>>
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:35:44 GMT
    Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.more>>
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...more>>
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:19:12 GMT
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.more>>
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.more>>
  • Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 06:05:51 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.more>>
    A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.more>>
  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:55:07 GMT
    A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.more>>
    A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.more>>
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:08 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.more>>
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.more>>
  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:26:10 GMT
    A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.more>>
    The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...more>>
  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:18:15 GMT
    A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years.more>>
    Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.more>>
  • Correction: California Wildfires story

    Correction: California Wildfires story

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:35:35 GMT
    Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.more>>
    In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes...more>>
  • Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:55:08 GMT
    A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.more>>
    A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an...more>>
  • Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:47:01 GMT
    The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.more>>
    A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.more>>
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:44 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.more>>
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...more>>
  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:18 GMT
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.more>>
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.more>>
  • US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:54:26 GMT
    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.more>>
    Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South.more>>
  • Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:33 GMT
    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the...more>>
    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government...more>>
  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:30:37 GMT
    The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West.more>>
    The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at...more>>
  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:22:57 GMT
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.more>>
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.more>>
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:18:33 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...more>>
    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...more>>
  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:17:05 GMT
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.more>>
    In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and...more>>
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:36 GMT
    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.more>>
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.more>>
  • Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:48:47 GMT
    The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.more>>
    Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.more>>
  • Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:06:51 GMT
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential...more>>
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for...more>>
  • Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

    Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:25:03 GMT
    Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.more>>
    Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.more>>
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:27 GMT
    Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.more>>
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.more>>
  • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:17:55 GMT
    A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.more>>
    A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.more>>
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:20 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.more>>
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...more>>
  • Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:15:50 GMT
    Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.more>>
    A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.more>>
  • 3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

    3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:15:26 GMT
    The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed their stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, has entered its third day, with investigators saying they're hopeful the suspects will soon be caught.more>>
    The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture.more>>
  • Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

    Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:04:43 GMT
    Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead.more>>
    A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.more>>
  • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:44:45 GMT
    A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.more>>
    A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group...more>>
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:14:17 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.more>>
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.more>>
  • Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

    Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:35:28 GMT
    A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native...more>>
    A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native...more>>
  • Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

    Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:25:36 GMT
    State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.more>>
    State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.more>>
  • Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:45:17 GMT
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.more>>
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.more>>
  • Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:04:29 GMT
    A federal judge has ruled that the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional.more>>
    A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.more>>
  • Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:36 GMT
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth...more>>
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...more>>
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:16 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...more>>
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...more>>
  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:05 GMT
    The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine - but it's not much of a bump.more>>
    More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.more>>
  • Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:54:27 GMT
    A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.more>>
    A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.more>>
  • Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

    Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:07:05 GMT
    A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex has been charged with murder.more>>
    A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder.more>>
  • Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:55:07 GMT
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.more>>
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.more>>
  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:54:19 GMT
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.more>>
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.more>>
  • Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:23:51 GMT
    His spidey senses must have been off.more>>
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.more>>
  • American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:43:34 GMT
    An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.more>>
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.more>>
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:06:46 GMT
    Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.more>>
    The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.more>>
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:33:38 GMT
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic...more>>
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.more>>
  • Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

    Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:53:41 GMT
    The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.more>>
    The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.more>>
  • Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

    Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:54:09 GMT
    Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.more>>
    Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.more>>
  • Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:04:39 GMT
    Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.more>>
    Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.more>>
  • 2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

    2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:54:15 GMT
    Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy...more>>
    Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.more>>
  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:43:43 GMT
    FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.more>>
    FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.more>>
  • Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

    Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:04:56 GMT
    Officials at Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.more>>
    Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.more>>
  • Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

    Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:34:17 GMT
    Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.more>>
    Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.more>>
  • Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

    Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:25:52 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal...more>>
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption...more>>
  • California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

    California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:15:08 GMT
    The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking...more>>
    The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter...more>>
  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:31 GMT
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.more>>
    Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...more>>
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:13 GMT
    A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man's lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise...more>>
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it...more>>
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:56:40 GMT
    Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas.more>>
    A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...more>>
  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...more>>
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.more>>
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:35:42 GMT
    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."more>>
    A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...more>>
  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:32:57 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...more>>
    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...more>>
  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:15:50 GMT
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.more>>
    A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't...more>>
  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:05:50 GMT
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.more>>
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.more>>
  • Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

    Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:44:45 GMT
    Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two...more>>
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.more>>
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:38:00 GMT
    The talk among Montana veterans has been about U.S. Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research paper he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.more>>
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.more>>
  • AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:23:32 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.more>>
    Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on...more>>
  • Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate

    Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:44:03 GMT
    A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was...more>>
    A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly...more>>
  • Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:43:55 GMT
    A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.more>>
    A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage...more>>
  • Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:15:32 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer...more>>
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting...more>>
  • Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:24:30 GMT
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.more>>
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.more>>
  • California state senator facing additional charge

    California state senator facing additional charge

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:06:51 GMT
    A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.more>>
    A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.more>>
  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:06:45 GMT
    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to...more>>
    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future...more>>
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:44 GMT
    A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.more>>
    A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...more>>
  • After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

    After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:19:49 GMT
    By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too...more>>
    By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to...more>>
  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:29 GMT
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the...more>>
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White...more>>
  • Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:28 GMT
    Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground...more>>
    Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't...more>>
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.more>>
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.more>>
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:24 GMT
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.more>>
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.more>>
  • States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:53:08 GMT
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with...more>>
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types,...more>>
  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:34:29 GMT
    Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.more>>
    Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.more>>
  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:15:18 GMT
    Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.more>>
    Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the...more>>
  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:32:24 GMT
    A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.more>>
    A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.more>>
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:45:05 GMT
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore...more>>
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...more>>
  • Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:02:47 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.more>>
    A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.more>>
  • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.more>>
    The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.more>>
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.more>>
    Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...more>>
  • Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:46 GMT
    An 80-year-old man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman whom he had caught burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.more>>
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of...more>>
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...more>>
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...more>>
  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:22:52 GMT
    A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their...more>>
    A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills.more>>
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:15:07 GMT
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...more>>
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...more>>
  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:16 GMT
    The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.more>>
    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off...more>>
  • Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:13 GMT
    A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.more>>
    An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the...more>>
  • Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:35 GMT
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.more>>
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and...more>>
  • Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

    Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:15:46 GMT
    A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.more>>
    A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict.more>>
  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:53:44 GMT
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.more>>
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.more>>
  • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

    Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:15:44 GMT
    A divided federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.more>>
    A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of...more>>
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
    Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.more>>
    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.more>>
  • Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:35:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held...more>>
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an...more>>
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:56:19 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court...more>>
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.more>>
  • Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:46 GMT
    The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters...more>>
    The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.more>>
  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:44:18 GMT
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.more>>
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.more>>
  • Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

    Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:33:37 GMT
    Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad...more>>
    Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad daylight -...more>>
  • Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

    Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:15:16 GMT
    A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.more>>
    The sentencing for a California wine collector convicted of selling fake wine was postponed on Thursday after his lawyers claimed that the government inflated the size of the fraud.more>>
  • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:18 GMT
    A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.more>>
    Officials now say 19 people were seen for minor injuries when a tourist train derailed in southeast Alaska - an increase from the initial report of nine injuries.more>>
  • Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:53:53 GMT
    A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.more>>
    A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.more>>
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:52:37 GMT
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.more>>
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.more>>
  • How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:35:50 GMT
    By The Associated Press Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The...more>>
    By The Associated Press Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated...more>>
  • Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

    Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:23:59 GMT
    A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than...more>>
    A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six...more>>
  • Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

    Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:53:04 GMT
    German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.more>>
    German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.more>>
  • Fire season in West so far is below expectations

    Fire season in West so far is below expectations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:32 GMT
    Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.more>>
    Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.more>>
  • Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

    Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:25 GMT
    Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.more>>
    Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.more>>
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:59 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.more>>
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.more>>
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:33:18 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...more>>
    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...more>>
  • Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

    Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:13:20 GMT
    Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his...more>>
    Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was...more>>
  • JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

    JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:44:36 GMT
    President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.more>>
    President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.more>>
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:22:19 GMT
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...more>>
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...more>>
  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:31:30 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.more>>
    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.more>>
  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:45 GMT
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.more>>
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.more>>
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:23 GMT
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.more>>
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.more>>
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:01 GMT
    A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.more>>
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his...more>>
  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:41:34 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.more>>
    A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.more>>
  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:04:12 GMT
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.more>>
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an...more>>
  • Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:51:33 GMT
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.more>>
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.more>>
  • Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:38 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a university police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.more>>
    Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill...more>>
  • Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:41:43 GMT
    It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at...more>>
    It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.more>>
  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:31:11 GMT
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.more>>
    Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.more>>
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.more>>
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.more>>
  • Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:57:10 GMT
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.more>>
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.more>>
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