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  • Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

    Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:44:37 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about taking two loans totaling $70,000 from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur who had asked nothing of him other than calling his father on...
  • Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:14:57 GMT
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
  • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:40 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled...
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars,...
  • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:45:54 GMT
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first...
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public...
  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:45:41 GMT
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two...
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on...
  • Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:34:28 GMT
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:04:55 GMT
    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college...
    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who...
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:44:44 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

    Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:27:17 GMT
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the...
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has...
  • Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

    Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:27:12 GMT
    A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about...
    A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment...
  • Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

    Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:14:18 GMT
    An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports.
    A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.
  • Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral

    Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:34:10 GMT
    Vermont's congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords.
    The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.
  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:52 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:14:06 GMT
    A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
    About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
  • Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:19 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.
    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:13 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
  • Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

    Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:54:12 GMT
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.
  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:54:11 GMT
    California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.
    California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.
  • Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:24:02 GMT
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
  • Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

    Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:04:22 GMT
    As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly...
    The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same...
  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:04:00 GMT
    A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities...
    A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities...
  • Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

    Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:44 GMT
    The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.
    The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.
  • Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:26 GMT
    A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.
    When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:51 GMT
    Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:34 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...
  • Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:59 GMT
    The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
    The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
  • Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:35:34 GMT
    A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.
    A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took...
  • Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:14:18 GMT
    A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.
    A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.
  • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
    A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
  • Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:14 GMT
    Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they...
    Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to...
  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:55 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking...
  • Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:54 GMT
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:15:14 GMT
    A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct...
  • Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:43 GMT
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the attack.
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly...
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:35 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:55:29 GMT
    The president of a college in central Kentucky says two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help the school's marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    Two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help a college marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge, the school's president said Thursday.
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:34:22 GMT
    Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
    New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio...
  • Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

    Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:16:19 GMT
    A judge has declined to allow Philadelphia prosecutors to introduce evidence that a woman charged with abducting and raping a kindergartner had viewed online cartoons depicting sexual torture.
    A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.
  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:59 GMT
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:44:57 GMT
    Texas researchers are reporting that an experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began.
    An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises...
  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:34:26 GMT
    The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina. In that case, a diabetic man's...
    It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.
  • Prosecutor urges Gov. Nixon to decide on removal

    Prosecutor urges Gov. Nixon to decide on removal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:04:10 GMT
    St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for...
    St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's...
  • St. Louis police release video of shooting

    St. Louis police release video of shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:44 GMT
    The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for...
    The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater...
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:09 GMT
    A new federal study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
    Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:24:26 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his...
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:14:45 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
    Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:04:41 GMT
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:25:06 GMT
    Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.
    Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.
  • Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:16:02 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials...
    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced...
  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:54:38 GMT
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer. Peace prevailed when four other unarmed black males were killed by police in...
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by...
  • California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:43:59 GMT
    California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:26:47 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
    Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he...
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:33:34 GMT
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.
    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as...
  • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:34 GMT
    An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a...
    A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.
  • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
  • Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

    Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:56:14 GMT
    A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.
    A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.
  • Ex-governor at corruption trial: Wife grew anxious

    Ex-governor at corruption trial: Wife grew anxious

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:53:58 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that his gubernatorial victory was just hours old when he got the first glimpse of growing anxiety in his wife. It eventually led to talk of her moving out of the...
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that his gubernatorial victory was just hours old when he got the first glimpse of growing anxiety in his wife. It eventually led to talk of her moving out of the...
  • CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

    CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:44:14 GMT
    The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.
    A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the...
  • Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

    Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:23:59 GMT
    Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.
    Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.
  • Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial

    Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:04:06 GMT
    The judge presiding over the Jodi Arias murder case on Wednesday delayed the penalty phase of her trial until Sept. 29.
    The judge presiding over the Jodi Arias murder case on Wednesday delayed the penalty phase of her trial until Sept. 29.
  • Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:04:05 GMT
    Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to...
    A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them,...
  • AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:03:58 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.
  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:54:26 GMT
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open...
    Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia - at least for now - after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
  • Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

    Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:46:31 GMT
    A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a...
    A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution...
  • Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:13:49 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.
  • Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:13:45 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained...
  • Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

    Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:54:30 GMT
    As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery. Usually he...
    As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery. Usually he starts...
  • States' leading lethal injection expert ends role

    States' leading lethal injection expert ends role

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:54 GMT
    An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution...
    An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems.
  • Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

    Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:49 GMT
    Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of...
    Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the...
  • Surface water, groundwater, and drought

    Surface water, groundwater, and drought

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:45 GMT
    California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.
    California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.
  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the...
  • Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:33:29 GMT
    A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.
    A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.
  • Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:24:57 GMT
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.
  • Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:23 GMT
    An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.
    An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech...
  • Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial

    Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:06:02 GMT
    A judge has granted Jodi Arias' motion to delay her planned Sept. 8 penalty phase retrial.
    An Arizona judge on Wednesday granted Jodi Arias' motion to delay the start of her planned Sept. 8 penalty phase retrial.
  • Bighorn sheep escapes canal in California desert

    Bighorn sheep escapes canal in California desert

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:22 GMT
    A bighorn sheep is back in the hills of Riverside County after being rescued from a golf-course canal in the desert near Palm Springs.
    A bighorn sheep is back in the hills of Riverside County after being rescued from a golf-course canal in the desert near Palm Springs.
  • Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

    Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:20 GMT
    The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.
    The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.
  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:46:05 GMT
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
    Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
  • Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:45:09 GMT
    New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.
    New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:25:00 GMT
    A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.
    A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the...
  • Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

    Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:35:36 GMT
    Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.
    Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.
  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:35:59 GMT
    The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes...
  • Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

    Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:24:12 GMT
    American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.
    American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:27:09 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.
  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:04:32 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...
  • American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:04:37 GMT
    Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a...
    Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at...
  • Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:34:56 GMT
    Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.
    Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.
  • Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

    Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:04:36 GMT
    A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense...
    A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he...
  • NYC took quick precautions after in-custody death

    NYC took quick precautions after in-custody death

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:44:43 GMT
    The police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate and potentially volatile outrage.
    The police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate - and potentially volatile - outrage.
  • Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:05:30 GMT
    Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
    Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes.
  • Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

    Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:05:28 GMT
    Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad...
    Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping disciplinary reforms announced Tuesday by Los Angeles...
  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:56:36 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."
  • Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

    Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:40 GMT
    A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the...
    A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the destruction...
  • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:39 GMT
    Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists...
    Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state.
  • Grand jury could hear case against police officer

    Grand jury could hear case against police officer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:27 GMT
    A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a white suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael...
    A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against the white suburban police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
  • Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

    Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:36:55 GMT
    Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school.
    Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school.
  • Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

    Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:14:22 GMT
    A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.
    A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.
  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:06:41 GMT
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
  • Sheriff: Ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

    Sheriff: Ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:22 GMT
    Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.
    A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.
  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:44:37 GMT
    By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the...
    By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National...
  • Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

    Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:14:53 GMT
    A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
    A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
  • Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

    Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:14:28 GMT
    Two teenage boys have been arrested after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.
    Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as...
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man

    Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:49 GMT
    A large crowd, some chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.
    A large crowd, some chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.
  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:42 GMT
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:04:12 GMT
    By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the...
    By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National...
  • Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:54:35 GMT
    Television and radio announcer Don Pardo, whose booming baritone was known to fans of "Saturday Night Live," ''The Price is Right" and other programs, has died. He was 96.
    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."
  • Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:34:29 GMT
    A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
    A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
  • NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

    NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:16:31 GMT
    A New York prosecutor said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.
    Saying "no person is above the law, nor beneath its protection," a New York prosecutor announced Tuesday that he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a...
  • Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case

    Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:52 GMT
    The husband of an Ohio middle school teacher was among those expected to testify Tuesday at a court hearing about a rock-dropping incident on a stretch of rural interstate in Pennsylvania last month that left the...
    One of four young men charged with throwing a rock onto a darkened central Pennsylvania interstate testified Tuesday that they intended to do some damage during a night of mayhem last month but did not anticipate their...
  • Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:04 GMT
    The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
    The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
  • Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

    Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:24:33 GMT
    For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
    For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
  • Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

    Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:06:24 GMT
    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (KLOO'-ee) says he's reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release.
    The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for...
  • Veteran rock climber dies in Yosemite Park fall

    Veteran rock climber dies in Yosemite Park fall

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:04:24 GMT
    A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park, apparently just hours after he proposed to his girlfriend during another a climb in the park, authorities said.
    A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park, apparently just hours after he proposed to his girlfriend during another a climb in the park, authorities said.
  • American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:54:01 GMT
    Police reports point to a troubled relationship between a suburban Chicago woman and the daughter accused in her killing on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
    A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abused by the daughter who has been arrested in her killing, according to police reports.
  • Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

    Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:24:20 GMT
    Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including...
    Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from...
  • Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

    Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:14:48 GMT
    Now that Charlotte Ponce has her ear, she's looking to accessorize.
    Now that Charlotte Ponce has her ear, she's looking to accessorize.
  • Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:43:42 GMT
    An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed something fishy.
    A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed something fishy, according to an internal investigation.
  • In New Orleans, a change in police command

    In New Orleans, a change in police command

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-08-19 08:43:12 GMT
    Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.
    Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.
  • Jeffords remembered for fierce independence

    Jeffords remembered for fierce independence

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 06:55:21 GMT
    For most of his career, Jim Jeffords was one of a now all-but-vanished breed - a moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republican who championed the environment, education and the rights of disabled Americans.
    For most of his career, Jim Jeffords was one of a now all-but-vanished breed - a moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republican who championed the environment, education and the rights of disabled Americans.
  • Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 06:14:33 GMT
    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear...
    Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot...
  • Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

    Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:44:25 GMT
    Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.
    Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.
  • Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

    Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:23:30 GMT
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of...
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI...
  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:03:44 GMT
    A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, alleging they slaughtered cows with cancer while inspectors were on their lunch...
    A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges...
  • Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

    Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:14:01 GMT
    The alleged lover of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been arrested in Alaska on a homicide charge.
    For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of...
  • Sunken vessel is World War II-era USS Houston

    Sunken vessel is World War II-era USS Houston

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:34:06 GMT
    Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about...
    Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700...
  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:44:29 GMT
    Hospital officials say a woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant is starting to recover.
    The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should...
  • Lawsuit seeks records related to Missouri shooting

    Lawsuit seeks records related to Missouri shooting

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:36:08 GMT
    An attorneys' group is suing to try to get police records about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
    An attorneys' group is suing to try to get police records about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
  • Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:36:01 GMT
    Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students...
    Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college.
  • Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

    Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:24:52 GMT
    The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing his daughters.
    The father of two Amish girls abducted last week said he feels sorry for the man and the woman authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused them before letting them go.
  • Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

    Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:24:48 GMT
    Authorities are setting up a designated protest zone for nightly demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Authorities are setting up a designated protest zone for nightly demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Witness: McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife

    Witness: McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:16:43 GMT
    A cabinet secretary for Bob McDonnell tells jurors she wasn't instructed to give preferential treatment to the owner of a dietary supplement company at the heart of the former governor's ongoing corruption...
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife's erratic behavior, causing turmoil throughout the executive staff and nearly prompting a mass resignation among workers in the governor's mansion, a defense...
  • Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

    Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:55:12 GMT
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the...
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is...
  • Stranded ship drifts; crewman buried at sea

    Stranded ship drifts; crewman buried at sea

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:04:58 GMT
    The crewman who died in a fire aboard a chemical tanker that's adrift off the Oregon coast has been buried at sea.
    The crewman who died in a fire aboard a chemical tanker that's adrift off the Oregon coast has been buried at sea.
  • PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

    PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:03:31 GMT
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area...
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area...
  • Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:01 GMT
    The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80.
    Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.
  • NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

    NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:24:11 GMT
    New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.
    New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.
  • Alleged lover of California Marine's missing wife arrested in Alaska on homicide charge

    Alleged lover of California Marine's missing wife arrested in Alaska on homicide charge

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:13:04 GMT
    The alleged lover of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been arrested in Alaska on a federal warrant.
    Alleged lover of California Marine's missing wife arrested in Alaska on homicide charge.
  • USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:13:27 GMT
    A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out...
    A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
  • County autopsy: unarmed teen shot 6 to 8 times

    County autopsy: unarmed teen shot 6 to 8 times

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:08:38 GMT
    The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times.
    A St. Louis County autopsy has found that the unarmed black teenager killed during a confrontation with a white police officer was shot six to eight times.
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:08:28 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities.
  • Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

    Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:08:12 GMT
    A man who suffered a heart attack during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died.
    A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died.
  • Militias complicate situation on Texas border

    Militias complicate situation on Texas border

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:05:51 GMT
    On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more...
    On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed...
  • McDonald's confronts its junk food image

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:46:09 GMT
    At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.
    At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.
  • Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:07:01 GMT
    A federal judge ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker on Friday to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his...
    A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the...
  • Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

    Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:54:00 GMT
    Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work.
    Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work.
  • Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

    Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-08-18 09:27:27 GMT
    The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a...
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a...
  • Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

    Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:32 AM EDT2014-08-18 08:32:27 GMT
    In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breeze.
    In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breeze.
  • 3.6-magnitude quake hits Southern California

    3.6-magnitude quake hits Southern California

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-08-18 06:03:38 GMT
    A small earthquake has struck the San Bernardino Mountains but no damages or injuries are reported.
    A small earthquake has struck the San Bernardino Mountains but no damages or injuries are reported.
  • Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

    Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-08-18 05:53:13 GMT
    A stowaway who was recently ordered to serve 177 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport is out of custody.
    A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding.
  • Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-08-18 05:36:21 GMT
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political,...
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but...
  • Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

    Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 04:33:04 GMT
    An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.
    An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.
  • Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

    Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:42:44 GMT
    A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since bring flown to a hospital last week.
    A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.
  • Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

    Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-17 22:34:57 GMT
    For more than a week now, protesters have lined a suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager.
    Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring...
  • More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

    More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:12:40 GMT
    The northern New York couple charged in the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and sexually abused the girls before letting them go, authorities say.
    More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
  • Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

    Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:12:33 GMT
    Ohio State trustees have decided against reinstating the university's marching band director, who was fired after an investigation showed he knew about, but failed to stop, a sexualized band culture.
    Ohio State trustees have decided against reinstating the university's marching band director, who was fired after an investigation showed he knew about, but failed to stop, a sexualized band culture.
  • Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

    Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:12:31 GMT
    David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas.
    David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas.
  • Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:52:28 GMT
    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
  • Study questions need for most people to cut salt

    Study questions need for most people to cut salt

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:23:28 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK...
  • High-res photo satellite launched from California

    High-res photo satellite launched from California

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:52:32 GMT
    A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast.
    A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space was launched Wednesday from a military base on California's Central Coast.
  • Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:24:33 GMT
    Incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii on Friday. He proved he's not just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.
    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat - he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters.
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in northern California plane crash

    1 dead, 1 hurt in northern California plane crash

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:15:53 GMT
    Authorities say a small airplane crashed near a Northern California airport, killing one person and injuring another.
    Authorities say a small airplane crashed near a Northern California airport, killing one person and injuring another.
  • Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

    Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:15:50 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
    One person was shot and seven people were arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police...
  • More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-17 10:15:24 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be...
  • Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

    Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-17 07:14:50 GMT
    A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as...
    A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as Seattle...
  • California cemeteries work to cope with drought

    California cemeteries work to cope with drought

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-17 04:32:07 GMT
    Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought.
    Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought.
  • Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

    Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:00:22 GMT
    A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand.
    Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.
  • US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

    US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:20:40 GMT
    Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.
    Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.
  • APNewsBreak: Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

    APNewsBreak: Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:42:35 GMT
    A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier,...
    A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to...
  • Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

    Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:36 GMT
    Montana Democrats have selected a little-known state legislator as their replacement candidate for the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rep. Steve Daines after Sen. John Walsh dropped out.
    Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War...
  • Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:50:24 GMT
    Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
  • Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

    Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:02:27 GMT
    Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view...
    Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of...
  • Woman steals San Diego police car, chase ensues

    Woman steals San Diego police car, chase ensues

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:10:50 GMT
    A woman stole a San Diego Police patrol car then led authorities on a freeway chase for about 40 miles before she was arrested.
    A woman stole a San Diego Police patrol car then led authorities on a freeway chase for about 40 miles before she was arrested.
  • Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

    Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:52:31 GMT
    A steady flow of residents recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle began casting votes Friday to finally decide who wins Hawaii's Democratic U.S. Senate primary - a race expected to determine who will serve the...
    Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:51:35 GMT
    County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer...
    Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb that included authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager...
  • Vacation chief has traveled a long road with Obama

    Vacation chief has traveled a long road with Obama

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:41:03 GMT
    When Anita Decker Breckenridge joined Barack Obama's Senate campaign in 2003, she drove the state lawmaker around Illinois in her car.
    President Barack Obama's top-ranking adviser on his vacation to Martha's Vineyard is a former Illinois political operative who drove him around the state during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then was his...
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  • Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:36:23 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
  • VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:33:53 GMT
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
  • Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:52:12 GMT
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
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