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  • Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

    Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:06:58 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 >
    A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges.More >
  • Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

    Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:32:45 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 >
  • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:13:55 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 >
    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 >
  • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

    Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:33:00 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 >
    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 >
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:32:57 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 >
  • Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

    Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:47 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 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 post-Iraq war...More >
  • Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

    Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:15:07 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 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 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 >
  • How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:28 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 >
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:33:47 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 more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet...More >
  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:22:20 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 >
  • 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 06:13:22 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 >
  • Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

    Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:02:13 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 >
    A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.More >
  • Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

    Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:43:19 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 >
  • Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

    Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:33:51 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 >
    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 >
  • Deliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 3

    Deliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 3

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:22:39 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 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 >
  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:34:31 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 >
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:41:40 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 01:41:36 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 >
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:23:00 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 >
  • Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:51:34 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 >
  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:23:04 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 >
  • Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:43:24 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 7:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:36:27 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 >
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:12:27 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 >
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:22:56 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 21:57:14 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 >
  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:48:00 GMT
    After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.More >
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a...More >
  • Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

    Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:24:28 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.More >
    Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.More >
  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:26:32 GMT
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.More >
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.More >
  • Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:26:27 GMT
    The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.More >
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.More >
  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:21:01 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, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.More >
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:48:57 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 >
  • Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

    Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:02:04 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.More >
    A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.More >
  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:59 GMT
    National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.More >
    The National Urban League wants to make sure job issues and economic insecurity are in the forefront of this fall's election campaigns, its leader said Wednesday as members of the civil rights organization gathered for...More >
  • Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:04 GMT
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.More >
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.More >
  • Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

    Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:46:29 GMT
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and...More >
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating...More >
  • Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

    Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:37:14 GMT
    Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.More >
    Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.More >
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:43:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.More >
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...More >
  • Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

    Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 06:11:29 GMT
    The recent death of a New Yorker in police custody is calling into question a police crackdown on petty offenses to discourage more serious crime.More >
    Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.More >
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:41:21 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...More >
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine...More >
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:50:54 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.More >
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the...More >
  • Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:06:10 GMT
    Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow an execution planned for Wednesday to proceed, saying Joseph Rudolph Wood can't establish he has a First Amendment right to the...More >
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.More >
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:31:26 GMT
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder...More >
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that...More >
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:53:02 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...More >
    A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.More >
  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:41:25 GMT
    More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.More >
    More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.More >
  • Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

    Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:43:15 GMT
    Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court...More >
    Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the...More >
  • Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement

    Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:43:14 GMT
    Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally...More >
    Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat...More >
  • Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:31:25 GMT
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.More >
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.More >
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:02 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.More >
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...More >
  • General: Guard to take observation role at border

    General: Guard to take observation role at border

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:52:46 GMT
    A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.More >
    Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.More >
  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:38 GMT
    The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.More >
    The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.More >
  • After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:36 GMT
    Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use...More >
    Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report...More >
  • Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

    Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:41:37 GMT
    The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.More >
    The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.More >
  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:40:44 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 >
  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:55:07 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 >
  • Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:32:49 GMT
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.More >
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.More >
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:32 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 >
  • Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:10:58 GMT
    A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.More >
    An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.More >
  • Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

    Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:39 GMT
    A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.More >
    A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.More >
  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:04:57 GMT
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.More >
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.More >
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:42:18 GMT
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal...More >
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the...More >
  • Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:41:27 GMT
    The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is...More >
    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to...More >
  • Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:31:36 GMT
    Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds...More >
    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.More >
  • Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

    Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:10:28 GMT
    The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who...More >
    The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack...More >
  • Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:26 GMT
    Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.More >
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.More >
  • Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

    Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:10:46 GMT
    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.More >
    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.More >
  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:03:18 GMT
    The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.More >
    Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of...More >
  • Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal

    Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:23:15 GMT
    Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.More >
    Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's killing want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.More >
  • Police probe other attacks after transients killed

    Police probe other attacks after transients killed

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:02:06 GMT
    Police were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent...More >
    Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.More >
  • JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:42:07 GMT
    A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.More >
    A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.More >
  • Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

    Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:30:55 GMT
    A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme...More >
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the drugs intended for his lethal injection, a decision that prompted state officials to say...More >
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:11:30 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.More >
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.More >
  • Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

    Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:50:15 GMT
    A 19-year-old Stockton man is expected to be charged Monday with triple-murder in the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other robbery suspects who died amid a violent police shootout in broad daylight,...More >
    A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun...More >
  • Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

    Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:42:05 GMT
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday.More >
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday.More >
  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:31:25 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.More >
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.More >
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:44:39 GMT
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore...More >
    A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.More >
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.More >
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama...More >
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:40:28 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.More >
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...More >
  • Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:43:09 GMT
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.More >
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.More >
  • Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:22:34 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.More >
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.More >
  • Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:52:16 GMT
    Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.More >
    Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.More >
  • 'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:09 GMT
    New York City says four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls.More >
    Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New...More >
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:40:00 GMT
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along...More >
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a...More >
  • Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:18:32 GMT
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.More >
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.More >
  • Palestinian-American talks about Mideast beating

    Palestinian-American talks about Mideast beating

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:00:40 GMT
    A 15-year-old Palestinian-American from Florida who was taken into custody by Israeli security forces during a family visit to the Middle East says he was beaten and kicked so much he lost consciousness after the...More >
    A 15-year-old Palestinian-American from Florida who was taken into custody by Israeli security forces during a family visit to the Middle East says he was beaten and kicked so much he lost consciousness after the slaying...More >
  • 6 die in 2 plane crashes in northern Arizona

    6 die in 2 plane crashes in northern Arizona

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:58:43 GMT
    Four people were killed after their plane crashed near Sedona, and officials say it might have caused a fire.More >
    Two small planes went down in separate crashes in northern Arizona Sunday, leaving six people dead, authorities said.More >
  • Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

    Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:50:31 GMT
    Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.More >
    Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.More >
  • 3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:39:20 GMT
    Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable.More >
    Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.More >
  • 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:20:01 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.More >
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.More >
  • Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

    Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:29:32 GMT
    Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one...More >
    Police in Stockton, California, confirmed Sunday that a bank robber killed in a recent police shootout and hostage situation was among those suspected in an earlier heist at the same bank branch.More >
  • Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:03 GMT
    A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty...More >
    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.More >
  • American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

    American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:10:00 GMT
    A Palestinian-American teen left with stitches and bruises from his detention by Israeli security forces hopes to return one day without incident to the Middle East, where he was beaten while visiting relatives.More >
    A Palestinian-American teen detained by Israeli security forces while on a family visit to the Middle East said Sunday he had been beaten, kicked and blindfolded after a cousin there was abducted and killed.More >
  • Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

    Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:10:42 GMT
    The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.More >
    The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.More >
  • California man who co-authored Manson book dies

    California man who co-authored Manson book dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:20:42 GMT
    Curt Gentry, a San Francisco man who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true-crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.More >
    Curt Gentry, a San Francisco writer who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.More >
  • Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:33:05 GMT
    Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.More >
    Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.More >
  • Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

    Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:31:02 GMT
    California's ongoing drought could complicate the state's effort to combat global warming.More >
    Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.More >
  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:31:02 GMT
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."More >
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."More >
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:24:43 GMT
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.More >
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.More >
  • Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

    Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:22:27 GMT
    Efforts to improve Detroit have not idled over the past year as the city put plans in place to restructure billions of dollars in debt during bankruptcy.More >
    Detroit neighborhoods are being relit, its vacant homes are being sold off or torn down, its public transportation is cleaner and more often on schedule and the city has renegotiated some burdensome union contracts.More >
  • No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:20:07 GMT
    Chicago Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while at a friend's house for a sleepover.More >
    The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet fired into her friend's home during a slumber party didn't allow the girl or her twin brother to play outside because she was so afraid of...More >
  • Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

    Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:10:30 GMT
    Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.More >
    Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.More >
  • Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

    Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:13:20 GMT
    Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86.More >
    Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He...More >
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-07-20 08:39:52 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.More >
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.More >
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:09 AM EDT2014-07-20 07:09:21 GMT
    Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call...More >
    Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.More >
  • Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

    Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:53:12 GMT
    Police in the Northern California city of Stockton say they're looking for the driver of a car that was involved in a bank robbery and violent shootout that ended with three deaths, including a hostage.More >
    While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said they suspect the same men carried out other...More >
  • Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:52:56 GMT
    Rallies have been planned following the in-custody death of a New York City man police say had a heart attack during a struggle with officers.More >
    A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.More >
  • Trains running again in NY after rock slide

    Trains running again in NY after rock slide

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:52:43 GMT
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.More >
    Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks, halted trains and left hundreds of passengers without rides north of New York City.More >
  • Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

    Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:51:28 GMT
    New York State Police say a small plane has crashed near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.More >
    A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.More >
  • Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution

    Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:09:02 GMT
    An appeals court has granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.More >
    A federal appeals court on Saturday granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his pending execution, putting it on hold until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be...More >
  • Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

    Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:23:52 GMT
     Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. 
    More >
    Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. More >
  • Federal immigration agent indicted in Utah attack

    Federal immigration agent indicted in Utah attack

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:19:42 GMT
    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor has been indicted in Utah.More >
    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor has been indicted in Utah.More >
  • Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

    Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:09:34 GMT
    The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.More >
    The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.More >
  • Hundreds rally, seek end to strikes on Gaza

    Hundreds rally, seek end to strikes on Gaza

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:50:03 GMT
    Hundreds gathered for a rally at the State Capitol and a march through downtown Denver to call for an end to what they called humanitarian crisis brought on by rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli military action.More >
    Hundreds gathered for a rally at the State Capitol and a march through downtown Denver to call for an end to what they called a humanitarian crisis brought on by conflict in Gaza.More >
  • Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103

    Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:21:14 GMT
    Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter.More >
    Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter.More >
  • Fugitive found in Nepal back in New Mexico custody

    Fugitive found in Nepal back in New Mexico custody

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:59:44 GMT
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation says a New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago has been returned following his capture in Nepal.More >
    A New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago returned to the state Saturday following his capture in Nepal, the FBI said.More >
  • Study says national parks boost economy in West

    Study says national parks boost economy in West

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:30:03 GMT
    National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.More >
    National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.More >
  • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:39:04 GMT
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.More >
    A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.More >
  • US communities diverge on child migrant response

    US communities diverge on child migrant response

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:09:26 GMT
    As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into the U.S., community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse are offering to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding...More >
    As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding...More >
  • Police: Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy, 7

    Police: Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy, 7

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:48:51 GMT
    Police say a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy was nearly starved to death, beaten regularly and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside his home.More >
    A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault...More >
  • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:18:56 GMT
    A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.More >
    The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.More >
  • Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

    Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:49:08 GMT
    The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.More >
    The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.More >
  • Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

    Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-07-19 06:08:09 GMT
    Misty Holt-Singh planned to be gone for just a few minutes when she stepped into her local bank. Instead, she became the victim of three robbers who had gone there, too, planning to take both money and hostages.More >
    The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.More >
  • Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-07-19 05:52:03 GMT
    A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county.More >
    A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said...More >
  • Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

    Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:18:13 GMT
    The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters.More >
    The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters.More >
  • American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

    American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:41:50 GMT
    The only American identified so far as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5.More >
    The only American identified so far as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5.More >
  • Alaska's largest paper undergoes name change

    Alaska's largest paper undergoes name change

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:28:36 GMT
    Alaska's largest newspaper will undergo a name change.More >
    More than two months after it was purchased by an online competitor, Alaska's largest newspaper will undergo a name change with Sunday's edition.More >
  • Top Colorado Court halts Denver gay marriages

    Top Colorado Court halts Denver gay marriages

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:02:50 GMT
    Colorado's Supreme Court is ordering an end to gay marriages while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.More >
    Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.More >
  • Mayor says NYC man's arrest, death 'troubling'

    Mayor says NYC man's arrest, death 'troubling'

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:18:00 GMT
    A New York City man died during an arrest - partially captured on amateur video - during which a police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold as several others brought him to the ground and struggled...More >
    A New York City man died during an arrest - partially captured on amateur video - during which a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold while several others brought him to the ground and...More >
  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:08:54 GMT
    The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore.More >
    The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.More >
  • Mom who left kids in hot car may avoid prosecution

    Mom who left kids in hot car may avoid prosecution

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:30:13 GMT
    Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a job interview.More >
    Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a job interview.More >
  • Bodies ID'd as missing hikers from Minnesota

    Bodies ID'd as missing hikers from Minnesota

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:30:10 GMT
    The discovery of remains on Colorado's Mount Evans has brought an end to weeks of searching for a father and son from Minnesota who disappeared in April after apparently setting out on a hike up one of the...More >
    The discovery of remains on Colorado's Mount Evans has brought an end to weeks of searching for a father and son from Minnesota who disappeared in April after apparently setting out on a hike up one of the state's...More >
  • US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

    US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:10:45 GMT
    A federal appeals court on Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.More >
    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders.More >
  • Canadian tour bus rolls over in NY; 1 dead

    Canadian tour bus rolls over in NY; 1 dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:05:38 GMT
    A Canadian tour bus carrying more than 50 people rolled over Friday in upstate New York, killing one person and injuring others, police said.More >
    A Canadian tour bus carrying 56 people rolled over Friday in upstate New York, killing a teenage girl and seriously injuring several other people, police said.More >
  • EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

    EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:50:46 GMT
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska.More >
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.More >
  • UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

    UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:28:42 GMT
    The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference.More >
    The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus.More >
  • Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

    Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:53:35 GMT
    An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more criminal charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two...More >
    An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage...More >
  • W.Va. reporter heard backfiring truck, not gunfire

    W.Va. reporter heard backfiring truck, not gunfire

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:48:20 GMT
    Police say a West Virginia reporter who ducked for cover after she heard gunfire at the scene of a killing actually heard an aging pickup truck backfire.More >
    Police say a West Virginia reporter who ducked for cover after she heard gunfire at the scene of a killing actually heard an aging pickup truck backfire.More >
  • In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict

    In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:28:16 GMT
    A summer camp in the Maine woods is hosting counselors and campers from throughout the Middle East who say fighting back home is making for a summer of tearful calls from their families and unlikely friendships.More >
    Fighting in the Middle East has made for a summer of high tension, tearful phone calls and unlikely friendships between Israelis and Palestinians attending camps in the U.S. that host participants from the region.More >
  • Slain rookie officer recalled as eager learner

    Slain rookie officer recalled as eager learner

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:20:27 GMT
    Christopher Goodell served in the kind of community where violent crime is something seen on the evening news. Melvin Santiago volunteered to be assigned to the toughest neighborhood in New Jersey's...More >
    A rookie police officer slain in an ambush over the weekend had dreamed of being a cop as a kid and was an eager learner who had recently gotten a tip from his uncle, a retired officer, and put it into action, the uncle...More >
  • Peregrine falcons delay USS Saratoga departure

    Peregrine falcons delay USS Saratoga departure

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:17:24 GMT
    The Navy is ready to say goodbye to the USS Saratoga, but a family of peregrine falcons is not.More >
    The Navy is ready to say goodbye to the USS Saratoga, but a family of peregrine falcons is not.More >
  • Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

    Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:21:01 GMT
    U.S. Capitol Police say a staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman has been arrested after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building.More >
    A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said.More >
  • Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

    Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:04:12 GMT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observes alike - while playing nicely into his aggressively...More >
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observers alike - while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image...More >
  • Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:43:34 GMT
    Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television...More >
    Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview.More >
  • Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

    Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:31:39 GMT
    Outfits from singer Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.More >
    A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.More >
  • Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Wash. town

    Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Wash. town

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-07-18 06:00:51 GMT
    With a wildfire fueled by strong winds tearing through timber in its path, authorities in Central Washington have urged residents of nearly 900 homes to flee.More >
    A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities said.More >
  • Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

    Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:08:07 GMT
    A son of child molestation convict Jerry Sandusky says Sandusky had a bedtime "ritual" at the family's central Pennsylvania home.More >
    Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives...More >
  • Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys

    Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:10:03 GMT
    A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state...More >
    A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state appeal...More >
  • Discoveries convince family pregnant woman is dead

    Discoveries convince family pregnant woman is dead

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:02:00 GMT
    A person says the discovery of a missing pregnant Maui woman's jawbone helped authorities file a murder against her ex-boyfriend.More >
    Four days into searching for her pregnant half-sister, Phaedra Wais trudged through a rugged, wet jungle on Maui to chase a new lead in the disappearance.More >
  • Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape

    Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:52:40 GMT
    An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections.More >
    An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections.More >
  • Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

    Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:52:36 GMT
    North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books.More >
    North Carolina's poet laureate resigned Thursday, less than a week after her appointment as criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books of poems continued.More >
  • Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:38:19 GMT
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. More >
    Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a...More >
  • Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

    Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:45 GMT
    U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days.More >
    The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday.More >
  • Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:23:37 GMT
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.More >
    A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.More >
  • California homeowners warned about brown lawns

    California homeowners warned about brown lawns

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:39:37 GMT
    Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up lawns.More >
    Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.More >
  • Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash

    Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:30:08 GMT
    Two filmmakers charged in a trash collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman say the crash "will haunt us forever," but they insist they committed no crimes.More >
    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that...More >
  • Timeline of the California bank robbery and chase

    Timeline of the California bank robbery and chase

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:07:39 GMT
    At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious...More >
    At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious gunbattle...More >
  • APNewsBreak: Shipwreck's gold inventory released

    APNewsBreak: Shipwreck's gold inventory released

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:46:05 GMT
    Deep-sea explorers have recovered thousands of gold and silver coins and more than 40 heavy gold bars easily worth millions of dollars, and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California...More >
    Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by The...More >
  • Ruling sparks debate on retroactive gay rights

    Ruling sparks debate on retroactive gay rights

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:34:43 GMT
    A new Connecticut Supreme Court ruling is adding to the debate on whether gay marriage rights should be applied retroactively and qualify same-sex couples for rights and benefits for which they weren't entitled...More >
    A new Connecticut Supreme Court ruling is adding to the debate on whether gay marriage rights should be applied retroactively and qualify same-sex couples for rights and benefits for which they weren't entitled before...More >
  • Stranded casino ship frees itself, docks in Ga.

    Stranded casino ship frees itself, docks in Ga.

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:02:56 GMT
    A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.More >
    A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.More >
  • EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

    EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:50:45 GMT
    Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River months after a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday.More >
    Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River months after a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday.More >
  • Wake held for slain Jersey City police officer

    Wake held for slain Jersey City police officer

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:40:42 GMT
    Mourners are set to begin saying their goodbyes to a rookie Jersey City police officer slain in the line of duty.More >
    Mourners are paying their respects to a rookie Jersey City police officer slain in the line of duty over the weekend.More >
  • Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

    Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:09:39 GMT
    The chief negotiator for unions at the nation's largest commuter railroad is vowing to keep working toward a deal that would avoid a strike.More >
    After four years of negotiations - and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike - unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday.More >
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to open at Lake Tahoe

    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to open at Lake Tahoe

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:28:39 GMT
    The managers of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have announced plans to open one at Lake Tahoe this winter after a $60 million renovation of the former Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline.More >
    The managers of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have announced plans to open one at Lake Tahoe this winter after a $60 million renovation of the former Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline.More >
  • Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating

    Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:10:24 GMT
    A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.More >
    A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.More >
  • Lesbian sues Kansas City diocese over firing

    Lesbian sues Kansas City diocese over firing

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:50:38 GMT
    By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing...More >
    By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing number of...More >
  • 17th century shipwreck on the move in Texas

    17th century shipwreck on the move in Texas

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:09:27 GMT
    The recovered remains of a ship belonging to the famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle, which sank off the Texas coast more than three centuries ago, were launched on their final journey...More >
    The recovered remains of a ship belonging to the famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle, which sank off the Texas coast more than three centuries ago, were launched on their final journey Thursday.More >
  • Largest US insurer's move signals industry shift

    Largest US insurer's move signals industry shift

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:31:06 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer The nation's largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant...More >
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer The nation's largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions...More >
  • McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

    McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:42:27 GMT
    The son of former tennis great John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession.More >
    The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession.More >
  • New Jersey police officer killed in crash

    New Jersey police officer killed in crash

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:17:03 GMT
    Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer has died after a tractor-trailer veered off the road and rear-ended his unmarked cruiser.More >
    Authorities are investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of a police officer in northern New Jersey.More >
  • American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla.

    American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla.

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-07-17 09:18:10 GMT
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.More >
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.More >
  • American teen beaten in Mideast returns to Florida

    American teen beaten in Mideast returns to Florida

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 06:51:53 GMT
    The Palestinian-American teen who relatives allege was beaten by Israeli authorities earlier this month has arrived home in Florida.More >
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities returned home to Florida late Wednesday, saying he will never think of freedom in the same way again.More >
  • China joins counter-piracy part of Hawaii drills

    China joins counter-piracy part of Hawaii drills

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-07-17 06:40:18 GMT
    China is practicing boarding ships looking for pirates and contraband as it joins the world's largest maritime exercises for the first time.More >
    China has been boarding ships looking for mock pirates and contraband as it joins the world's largest maritime exercises for the first time.More >
  • Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes

    Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-17 06:02:20 GMT
    A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures coupled with high winds on Wednesday.More >
    Residents of hundreds of homes were urged to evacuate Wednesday as a wind-driven central Washington wildfire raced through heavy timber, sending up a towering column of smoke.More >
  • 3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

    3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:37:32 GMT
    Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and a robber, police said.More >
    Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.More >
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