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  • Report: NFL asks Super Bowl musical acts to pay to play at halftime

    Report: NFL asks Super Bowl musical acts to pay to play at halftime

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:39:45 GMT
    The Super Bowl is pro football's biggest stage. It's also the most-viewed annual American sporting event. In recognition of this, the NFL has asked some of the musical acts under consideration to play at next year's big game to pay the league to take the stage, according to a published report.
    The Super Bowl is pro football's biggest stage. It's also the most-viewed annual American sporting event. In recognition of this, the NFL has asked some of the musical acts under consideration to play at next year's big game to pay the league to take the stage, according to a published report.
  • Rick Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Rick Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:09:38 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon for booking on abuse of power charges at a courthouse in Austin, then went for an ice cream cone after getting his mugshot taken.
    Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon for booking on abuse of power charges at a courthouse in Austin, then went for an ice cream cone after getting his mugshot taken.
  • St. Louis police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

    St. Louis police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:48:37 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.
  • Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:14:48 GMT
    Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last...
    Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
  • Veteran refused entry into Six Flags because of shirt gets apology

    Veteran refused entry into Six Flags because of shirt gets apology

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:03:13 GMT
    A Marine veteran says he was denied entry into a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party.
    A Marine veteran says he was denied entry into a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party.
  • 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.
  • Corona Beer announces voluntary recall due to glass particles

    Corona Beer announces voluntary recall due to glass particles

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:55:22 GMT
    Attention beer lovers: a popular brew has been recalled.  Corona Beer announced a voluntary recall Monday after the company reported glass particles being found in some 12-ounce, clear Corona Extra beers.
    Attention beer lovers: a popular brew has been recalled.  Corona Beer announced a voluntary recall Monday after the company reported glass particles being found in some 12-ounce, clear Corona Extra beers.
  • Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

    Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

    Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak...
    Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak at the...
  • Small Missouri radio station's live stream from Ferguson goes viral

    Small Missouri radio station's live stream from Ferguson goes viral

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:58:59 GMT
    The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri have left many riveted, but a small, volunteer-run radio station has been key in helping to make that happen. 
    The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri have left many riveted, but a small, volunteer-run radio station has been key in helping to make that happen. 
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:31:20 GMT
    Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.
    Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.
  • 'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

    'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:06:39 GMT
    Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
    Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
  • Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

    Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:06:33 GMT
    Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.
    Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.
  • 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.
  • SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

    SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:43:01 GMT
    SeaWorld says will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks, and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
    After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with...
  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:52:16 GMT
    There's been a data breach at a number of Supervalu grocery stores, as well as at some of its stand-alone liquor shops.
    A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
  • Busy mom has baby while registering son at school

    Busy mom has baby while registering son at school

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:22:24 GMT
    A mother in the advanced stages of labor thought she had just enough time to stop off and register her 4-year-old son at a Houston-area school en route to the hospital. But she was mistaken.
    A mother in the advanced stages of labor thought she had just enough time to stop off and register her 4-year-old son at a Houston-area school en route to the hospital. But she was mistaken.
  • 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.
  • Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

    Los Angeles looks into making ballot bankable

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:26 GMT
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets.
  • Lucky cat survives 12-story fall in New York City

    Lucky cat survives 12-story fall in New York City

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:20:22 GMT
    A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a nine-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building.
    A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a 12-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building.
  • Publicist: Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway

    Publicist: Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:00:29 GMT
    The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and against the wishes of his adult children, a publicist for Kasem's...
    The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and against the wishes of his adult children, a publicist for Kasem's daughter...
  • Texas abortion law could send women across borders

    Texas abortion law could send women across borders

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-16 13:49:59 GMT
    A sweeping Texas anti-abortion law that would ban the procedure at 18 clinics statewide is putting attention on one facility in New Mexico.
    Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work. But getting an abortion doesn't require leaving town.
  • Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:41:27 GMT
    A woman who drank sweet tea laced with a highly toxic industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has suffered deep, ulcerated burns in her upper esophagus.
    An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday.
  • NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

    NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:01:12 GMT
    The search for two missing Amish sisters who apparently were abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York ended with their safe return about 24 hours later when they were given a lift...
    A northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand.
  • Ferguson police: Michael Brown was suspect in robbery, accused of stealing $48.99 box of cigars

    Ferguson police: Michael Brown was suspect in robbery, accused of stealing $48.99 box of cigars

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:34:54 GMT
    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
  • Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:53:36 GMT
    Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon...
    The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for...
  • Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next

    Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:11:22 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...
  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:51:05 GMT
    Americans are guaranteed the right to be secure in their paper correspondence, but online communication enjoys no such protection.
    When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property.
  • Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

    Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:22:40 GMT
    Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.
    Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.
  • Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:47 GMT
    A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable.
    The body of a 100-year-old suburban Detroit woman was found in her flooded condominium basement Tuesday, a day after heavy rain swamped much of the area and stranded motorists on water-clogged streets and freeways.
  • Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

    Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:38 GMT
    A western Alaska man has discovered a wooly mammoth tusk - 22 years after his mother found one in the same location.
    A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.
  • No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land

    No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:12:16 GMT
    The New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months is being sold at auction - even as prospective buyers...
    No one bid for the compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months.
  • Ferguson police: Officer involved in Michael Brown shooting is Darren Wilson

    Ferguson police: Officer involved in Michael Brown shooting is Darren Wilson

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:47:53 GMT
    Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
    Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
  • Ferguson Police Chief: Officer didn't know Michael Brown was robbery suspect

    Ferguson Police Chief: Officer didn't know Michael Brown was robbery suspect

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:46:54 GMT
    The chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.
    The chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.
  • US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

    US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:30:17 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
  • Last scream for California's Colossus coaster

    Last scream for California's Colossus coaster

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:02:42 GMT
    It's last call for Colossus.
    It's last call for Colossus.
  • Marine who urinated on corpses in Afghanistan dies

    Marine who urinated on corpses in Afghanistan dies

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:50:09 GMT
    The attorney for a retired Marine who pleaded guilty to urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters says the corporal has died in North Carolina.
    A decorated retired Marine whose career as a sniper was derailed by a video that showed him urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters has died, his attorney said Friday.
  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:52:28 GMT
    Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments...
    Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through...
  • US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

    US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:02:12 GMT
    Coast Guard officials and social workers are seeing many more Cubans risk their lives on homemade rafts to reach the U.S. this year.
    One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to...
  • Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

    Kings sign 1st NBA player of Indian descent

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:51:12 GMT
    Sim Bhullar has signed a contract to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp, becoming the first player of Indian descent to ink a deal with an NBA team.
    Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.
  • US couple in Indonesian resort charged with murder

    US couple in Indonesian resort charged with murder

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:10:41 GMT
    Indonesian police charged an American couple with murder Friday after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
    Indonesian police charged an American couple with murder Friday after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
  • NASCAR announces rule change for on-track incidents

    NASCAR announces rule change for on-track incidents

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:25:37 GMT
    Less than a week after Tony Stewart was involved in an accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old sprint car driver, NASCAR has formally announced changes to their rule book that require drivers to stay in their car if they're involved in a crash, unless safety crews tell them to get out.
    Less than a week after Tony Stewart was involved in an accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old sprint car driver, NASCAR has formally announced changes to their rule book that require drivers to stay in their car if they're involved in a crash, unless safety crews tell them to get out.
  • Boy found living inside Texas Walmart

    Boy found living inside Texas Walmart

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:28:55 GMT
    Employees at a Texas Walmart made a startling discovery. A teenage boy was apparently living inside the store for several days.  The 14-year-old wasn't just hiding, he built two secret compounds inside the store, keeping himself out of sight for four days!
    Employees at a Texas Walmart made a startling discovery. A teenage boy was apparently living inside the store for several days.  The 14-year-old wasn't just hiding, he built two secret compounds inside the store, keeping himself out of sight for four days!
  • San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

    San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:42:53 GMT
    San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
    San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
  • Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    Colorado town sues all its voters over election

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:40:55 GMT
    The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.
    The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.
  • Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

    Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:10:27 GMT
    A Democratic congressman plans to introduce a bill to restrict a Defense Department program that provides machine guns and other surplus military equipment for free to local law enforcement agencies across the...
    Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that...
  • Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

    Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:39:48 GMT
    Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices.
    Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.
  • Clemens: No regrets, no control over Cooperstown

    Clemens: No regrets, no control over Cooperstown

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:20:40 GMT
    Roger Clemens is being inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. And the seven-time Cy Young award winner says he isn't worried about whether he will be elected to the national shrine in Cooperstown.
    Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago to see another son play in a high...
  • 2 Amish sisters safe after apparent abduction

    2 Amish sisters safe after apparent abduction

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:02:14 GMT
    Searchers scoured a patch of far northern New York on Thursday for two Amish girls who were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand, a hunt hampered by the lack of photos of the girls for...
    Two missing Amish sisters turned up safe Thursday evening, about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York, authorities said.
  • Whitey Bulger's attorneys appeal his conviction

    Whitey Bulger's attorneys appeal his conviction

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:29:26 GMT
    Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) is appealing his conviction last year on racketeering charges that said he played a role in 11 murders.
    Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is appealing the federal conviction that sent him to prison for life last year, arguing that he was unable to fully present his defense.
  • Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

    Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:26:18 GMT
    The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer.
    The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer.
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:22:15 GMT
    Two U.S. officials say that roughly 4,500 people remain atop northern Iraq's Sinjar Mountain, and nearly half are herders who lived there before the siege and have no interest in being evacuated.
    President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants. He took credit for alleviating the genocide threat to thousands...
  • US commends al-Maliki for stepping aside

    US commends al-Maliki for stepping aside

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:51 GMT
    The White House is commending Iraq's incumbent prime minister for stepping aside.
    The Obama administration commended Iraq's incumbent prime minister Thursday for stepping aside, calling it a milestone that sets the stage for a peaceful transition of power that could unite Iraqis against the security...
  • Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

    Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:10:04 GMT
    Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner were left as the remaining candidates to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner after MLB Executive Vice President Tim...
    Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has...
  • Holder promises Brown family a full investigation

    Holder promises Brown family a full investigation

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:29:25 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says he's concerned that the use of military equipment by police in Ferguson, Missouri, is sending a "conflicting message."
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death.
  • New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:49:34 GMT
    City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and...
    City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and called it...
  • Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

    Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:31:04 GMT
    Police are reviewing video footage and interviewing staff from a Utah restaurant where a woman drank sweet tea laced with an industrial cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat.
    Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.
  • Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

    Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:21:17 GMT
    The images are reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets.
    The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets.
  • WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

    WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:02:01 GMT
    Nigeria's health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced there is another Ebola case in Africa's most populous country, bringing the total confirmed cases there to 11.
    There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared...
  • Sept. 11 suspect pushes for details of FBI inquiry

    Sept. 11 suspect pushes for details of FBI inquiry

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:01:00 GMT
    A military judge says he's concerned about the pace of the complex case involving five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
    The lead attorney for the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Thursday he might withdraw from the case unless the judge orders the government to divulge details about FBI investigations of...
  • Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

    Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:55:02 GMT
    Appealing for "peace and calm," President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb against crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer. At the same time, he said there was no excuse for violence against police.
    Appealing for "peace and calm," President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb against crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer. At the same time, he said there was no excuse for violence against police.
  • Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

    Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:51:38 GMT
    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday.
    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday.
  • Report: FBI improves national security letter use

    Report: FBI improves national security letter use

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:39:41 GMT
    The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better.
    The Justice Department's watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better.
  • Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

    Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:30:35 GMT
    Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
    Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
  • VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process

    VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:22:18 GMT
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says the agency is in the process of holding employees accountable for failing to properly do their jobs amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other...
    The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to...
  • Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

    Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:20:32 GMT
    Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the rapid growth of energy drinks in recent years.
    Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks.
  • Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

    Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:06:47 GMT
    Kevin Ward Jr.'s father and fellow racers want him remembered as a talented and aggressive driver who had a bright future in the sport rather than as a victim in an accident involving NASCSAR champion Tony...
    They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket.
  • For Obama, pitfalls and power in addressing race

    For Obama, pitfalls and power in addressing race

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:58:11 GMT
    The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on the situation in a St. Louis suburb where police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters.
    For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president.
  • Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season

    Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:21:29 GMT
    The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.
    The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.
  • IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

    IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:10:15 GMT
    A government investigator says the IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud...
    The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government...
  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:41:40 GMT
    Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
    Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
  • Man gets life for killing, raping college student

    Man gets life for killing, raping college student

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:11:13 GMT
    The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student who rejected his sexual advances is set to be sentenced to life in prison.
    The photograph of a beaming Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott was taken on Mother's Day 2011, a frog she rescued from the family's pool cupped in her hand. A year and a half later, Seth Mazzaglia raped her, killed her and...
  • Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

    Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:39:26 GMT
    When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments.
    When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments.
  • 99-year-old runner sets world record in 100-meter dash

    99-year-old runner sets world record in 100-meter dash

    A great, great grandmother made history on the track this week.
    A great, great grandmother made history on the track this week.
  • Military base shelters for young immigrants close

    Military base shelters for young immigrants close

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:18:46 GMT
    Officials have closed the three shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children that were set up on military bases to cope with a surge of Central Americans illegally crossing the border.
    Officials have closed the three shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children that were set up temporarily on military bases to cope with a surge of Central Americans illegally crossing the border.
  • Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

    Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:09:34 GMT
    Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.
    Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at...
  • Australian stocks lead Asia on healthy earnings

    Australian stocks lead Asia on healthy earnings

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:01:35 GMT
    Global stock markets overcame a contraction in Japan's economy and jitters about Ukraine and Iraq to mostly rise Wednesday, but analysts said new geopolitical developments would likely make for volatile trading.
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday, with Australia's benchmark leading gains on a crop of healthy corporate earnings reports.
  • Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:00:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her presence felt on President Barack Obama's summer vacation - in more ways than one.
    In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered together on...
  • Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

    Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:09:58 GMT
    By The Associated Press Tiger Woods has removed himself from consideration for a U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pick because of back problems.
    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.
  • Plane stowaway gets jail for probation violation

    Plane stowaway gets jail for probation violation

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:59:46 GMT
    A woman who authorities say flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket has been sentenced to jail after admitting she violated her probation by returning to the LA airport.
    A woman who flew from San Jose to Southern California without a ticket was sentenced to 177 days in jail Wednesday after acknowledging that she violated her probation by returning to the Los Angeles airport.
  • Utah nude sunbather to fight lewdness charges

    Utah nude sunbather to fight lewdness charges

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:39:55 GMT
    A 76-year-old man who police say was sunbathing nude in his backyard next to a church parking lot in Utah has pleaded not guilty to lewdness charges.
    A 76-year-old man who police say was sunbathing nude in his backyard next to a church parking lot in Utah has pleaded not guilty to lewdness charges.
  • US says far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mt.

    US says far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mt.

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:29:21 GMT
    A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and...
    Far fewer refugees remain on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain and a U.S.-led rescue mission is far less likely, U.S. officials said Wednesday night.
  • 2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

    2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:58:57 GMT
    Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have occurred.
    Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have occurred.
  • Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

    Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:58 GMT
    A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.
    A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.
  • Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:54 GMT
    Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
    Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
  • Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

    Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:30:19 GMT
    A California appeals court has shot down Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
    Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court.
  • DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

    DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:59:05 GMT
    The U.S. Justice Department says two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because other attorneys in their firm have represented victims of a hacking scheme...
    Two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because their firm represented victims of a hacking scheme he's accused of running, the U.S. Justice Department said...
  • US credits strikes with allowing Iraqis to escape

    US credits strikes with allowing Iraqis to escape

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:38:56 GMT
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a decision within days about whether to send the U.S. military to rescue Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain.
    Crediting U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid, the Obama administration said Wednesday many trapped Iraqis have fled a mountain where they had sought refuge from militants, making it less likely the military would have to...
  • 'Vape', 'binge-watch' added to Oxford Dictionaries

    'Vape', 'binge-watch' added to Oxford Dictionaries

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:23:07 GMT
    Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"?
    Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"?
  • New York suburbs get entire summer's worth of rain

    New York suburbs get entire summer's worth of rain

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:58:58 GMT
    A storm dumped an entire summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island, stranding drivers in roads flooded with door-handle-high water.
    New York's heaviest downpour on record dumped a summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island in a matter of hours Wednesday, swamping highways before drivers could escape, flooding basements and causing at least...
  • VA referrals to private doctors on rise

    VA referrals to private doctors on rise

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:50:52 GMT
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says the agency is significantly increasing its referrals of veterans to private doctors following a scandal over long patient waits and falsified appointment records at...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is significantly increasing its referrals of veterans to private doctors following a scandal over lengthy patient waiting times at many VA hospitals and clinics and falsified appointment...
  • Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries'

    Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries'

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:29:04 GMT
    Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago.
    Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.
  • Judge: Chris Brown doing well since jail release

    Judge: Chris Brown doing well since jail release

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:19:39 GMT
    A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his release from jail in June.
    A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his release from jail in June.
  • W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

    W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:01:39 GMT
    The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.
    Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word "zilch" and finished with the opposite - the $10,000 prize and the title of national Scrabble champion.
  • Correction: Postal Service-Losses story

    Correction: Postal Service-Losses story

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:31:57 GMT
    The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail.
    In a story Aug. 11 about U.S. Postal Service Revenues, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the agency blamed its $2 billion loss for the quarter ending June 30 on increases in compensation and benefit costs....
  • Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

    Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:19:53 GMT
    When the pressure of an oversaturated market became unbearable this year, some of Atlantic City's oldest casinos either closed their doors or announced plans to do so.
    A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.
  • Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

    Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:51:23 GMT
    A new report says the National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyber-attacks from foreign countries without any human involvement.
    The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a...
  • Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

    Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:39:51 GMT
    San Francisco Bay Area residents are remembering Robin Williams as a man who did his kindest acts offstage in the place he called home.
    Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal.
  • US drone attacks, destroys armed truck in Iraq

    US drone attacks, destroys armed truck in Iraq

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:39:38 GMT
    U.S. military officials say a drone aircraft attacked and destroyed an armed truck operated by Islamic militants west of the village of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
    U.S. military officials say a drone aircraft attacked and destroyed an armed truck operated by Islamic militants west of the village of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
  • Obama speaks to Israel's Netanyahu amid cease-fire

    Obama speaks to Israel's Netanyahu amid cease-fire

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:39:34 GMT
    President Barack Obama has been consulting by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip nears expiration.
    President Barack Obama has consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip nears expiration.
  • US victims of Hamas terror attacks go after bank

    US victims of Hamas terror attacks go after bank

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:30:29 GMT
    Steve Averbach was seated on a packed commuter bus in Jerusalem in 2003 when a Hamas suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew set off an explosion that left the New Jersey native paralyzed.
    Steve Averbach was seated on a packed commuter bus in Jerusalem in 2003 when a Hamas suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew set off an explosion that left the New Jersey native paralyzed.
  • Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad buy in NC

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:30:26 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending more than $9 million on TV ads in North Carolina's tight Senate race.
    Senate Democrats unleashed on Wednesday the first piece of a $9.1 million North Carolina advertising blitz that criticizes GOP hopeful Thom Tillis for making deep cuts to education spending and providing tax breaks for his...
  • App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas

    App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:08:37 GMT
    Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone.
    Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities.
  • Obama takes step to improve government technology

    Obama takes step to improve government technology

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:02:46 GMT
    The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
    The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
  • All Sept. 11 suspects back on same trial schedule

    All Sept. 11 suspects back on same trial schedule

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:01:55 GMT
    A war-crimes judge at Guantanamo Bay is pondering the way forward for five detainees accused in the Sept. 11 attacks after ordering a separate trial for one of them.
    A military judge put a Guantanamo prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attacks back on the same trial schedule as his four co-defendants Wednesday after hearing arguments about issues that have bogged down the case for months.
  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:31:09 GMT
    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and...
    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other...
  • Video Shows Heroic Police Officer Saving Woman Who Started Choking

    Video Shows Heroic Police Officer Saving Woman Who Started Choking

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:26:01 GMT
    Dramatic dash cam video shows a heroic Michigan police officer as he saves a woman who started choking while driving. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates initiated a traffic stop last weekend when he saw the vehicle run a red light.When he walked up to the car, he saw that the woman was choking. At first, he thought she might be trying to get out of a ticket, but quickly realized that she was in serious trouble."People do a lot of funny thing to get out of tickets," he said this morni...
    Dramatic dash cam video shows a heroic Michigan police officer as he saves a woman who started choking while driving. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates initiated a traffic stop last weekend when he saw the vehicle run a red light.When he walked up to the car, he saw that the woman was choking. At first, he thought she might be trying to get out of a ticket, but quickly realized that she was in serious trouble."People do a lot of funny thing to get out of tickets," he said this morni...
  • Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

    Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:19:23 GMT
    Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.
    Pop singer Justin Bieber's guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race....
  • Oden faces October trial on battery charges

    Oden faces October trial on battery charges

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:49:11 GMT
    Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday.
    Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is free to leave Indiana while he awaits trial on charges he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face as long as he remains on GPS monitoring, a judge ruled Wednesday.
  • Few Nicaraguan child migrants join in trek to US

    Few Nicaraguan child migrants join in trek to US

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:18:33 GMT
    Guillermina Flores had lost her $130-a-month job at a clothing factory and the 29-year-old single mother was struggling to feed her three children. So like tens of thousands of others across Central America, she...
    Guillermina Flores had lost her $130-a-month job at a clothing factory and the 29-year-old single mother was struggling to feed her three children. So like tens of thousands of others across Central America, she decided to...
  • Toe dispute prompts arrest of beauty contestant

    Toe dispute prompts arrest of beauty contestant

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:48:42 GMT
    Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying...
    Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a...
  • Motor City paralyzed by flooding, water removal ongoing

    Motor City paralyzed by flooding, water removal ongoing

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:39:22 GMT
    It could be days, weeks - even months before things return to normal on some metro Detroit freeways.
    It could be days, weeks - even months before things return to normal on some metro Detroit freeways.
  • Celine Dion cancels all shows, cites family health

    Celine Dion cancels all shows, cites family health

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:32:23 GMT
    Celine Dion has cleared her calendar of all performances, saying she needs to focus on her health, her husband's health and raising their three young children.
    Celine Dion has cleared her calendar of all scheduled performances, saying she needs to focus on her health, her husband's recovery from a cancerous tumor and raising their three young children.
  • Gator wanders onto Texas school campus

    Gator wanders onto Texas school campus

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:02:47 GMT
    An unregistered guest was found lurking outside a Houston-area junior high school Wednesday morning.
    An unregistered guest was found lurking outside a Houston-area junior high school Wednesday morning.
  • Report: Ward's father says 'no reason' for crash

    Report: Ward's father says 'no reason' for crash

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:48:57 GMT
    The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.
    The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.
  • Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

    Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:11:15 GMT
    Government officials decided to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 strictly for budget reasons and didn't tell the Homeland Security secretary about the plan, according to an...
    More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal...
  • Dunkin' Donuts puts coffee in their latest donut creations

    Dunkin' Donuts puts coffee in their latest donut creations

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:04:29 GMT
    You might like donuts with your coffee, but how about coffee in your donuts?  Dunkin' Donuts' latest creation gives you exactly that-- for a limited time.
    You might like donuts with your coffee, but how about coffee in your donuts?  Dunkin' Donuts' latest creation gives you exactly that-- for a limited time.
  • The Fitz File: August 13, 2014

    The Fitz File: August 13, 2014

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-08-13 12:06:58 GMT
    Today is Wednesday, August 13, the 225th day of 2014. There are 140 days left in the year.
    Today is Wednesday, August 13, the 225th day of 2014. There are 140 days left in the year.
  • Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

    Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-13 10:28:42 GMT
    Facebook's fight against New York City prosecutors over 381 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies.
    Facebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians.
  • Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

    Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:29:14 GMT
    Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Police won't release name of officer who shot teen

    Police won't release name of officer who shot teen

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-13 04:28:07 GMT
    Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective...
    The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the young...
  • US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

    US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:19:02 GMT
    A senior U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is considering sending more military advisers to Iraq.
    Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar...
  • Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

    Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:58:23 GMT
    Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year's corn harvest to 14...
    Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion...
  • Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself

    Authorities say Robin Williams hanged himself

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:49:16 GMT
    Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.
    Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.
  • Authorities: California man admits killing family

    Authorities: California man admits killing family

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:08:19 GMT
    Authorities say four people and a dog have been found stabbed to death inside a Southern California home.
    A man stabbed to death his elderly father, then killed his two young sons, his mother and finally the family dog. He then calmly called police to the home on California's Central Coast and told detectives the killings...
  • 7-Year-Old Dog Elected As Mayor In Cormorant, Minnesota

    7-Year-Old Dog Elected As Mayor In Cormorant, Minnesota

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:44:30 GMT
    A small Minnesota village has elected a new mayor, but you won't believe who the town picked to be its new leader.
    A small Minnesota village has elected a new mayor, but you won't believe who the town picked to be its new leader.
  • Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

    Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:30:58 GMT
    Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.
    Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.
  • Racial tensions are not new in St. Louis suburb

    Racial tensions are not new in St. Louis suburb

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:08:53 GMT
    Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until demographic changes sent many families packing for more distant communities.
    Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until school busing and urban decay sent many families packing for more distant communities.
  • NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed

    NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:48:02 GMT
    Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses.
    Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses.
  • #Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

    #Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:48 GMT
    Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn't upload their answers.
    Five law students have sued a Florida software company over a computer submission system that malfunctioned while they and thousands of others across the country were taking the bar exam one day in July - showing that...
  • Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

    Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:44 GMT
    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
    Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
  • Mixed martial arts fighter accused of attacking ex

    Mixed martial arts fighter accused of attacking ex

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:30 GMT
    Police are looking for a mixed martial arts fighter and porn actor after his girlfriend posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online and said the man, known as War Machine, beat her and a friend so...
    Police are looking for a mixed martial arts fighter and porn actor after his girlfriend posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online and said the man, known as War Machine, beat her and a friend so severely...
  • German artists: We switched Brooklyn Bridge flags

    German artists: We switched Brooklyn Bridge flags

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:07:56 GMT
    Two German artists have claimed responsibility for the white flags that mysteriously appeared on the Brooklyn Bridge last month.
    Two German artists have claimed responsibility for replacing American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with faded white versions last month in a bizarre urban mystery that exposed holes in security at one of the city's...
  • Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

    Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:58:58 GMT
    Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He...
    Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He straightened a...
  • US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

    US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:49:10 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Iraq's new leaders to work quickly to form an inclusive government and says the U.S. is prepared to offer additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic...
  • Robin Williams remembered fondly by military

    Robin Williams remembered fondly by military

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:22:28 GMT
    Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases.
    Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases.
  • Sharks keep hold on TV viewers' attention

    Sharks keep hold on TV viewers' attention

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:17:45 GMT
    The popularity of "Sharknado" may have had a splash-over effect on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which the channel said debuted with its highest-rated night ever in 27 years of telecasts.
    The popularity of "Sharknado" may have had a splash-over effect on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which the channel said debuted with its highest-rated night ever in 27 years of telecasts.
  • Flooding slows production at Detroit automakers

    Flooding slows production at Detroit automakers

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:01:10 GMT
    Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production.
    Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production, automakers said Tuesday.
  • Murder convict drops effort to skip his sentencing

    Murder convict drops effort to skip his sentencing

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:37:42 GMT
    Prosecutors say the man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student in 2012 told his mother in a recorded prison phone call that he wants to skip his sentencing hearing because he...
    A man who was convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student and said he didn't want to listen to the victim's family "yell and whine" at his sentencing hearing about what a monster he is has...
  • Guide to developments in St. Louis police shooting

    Guide to developments in St. Louis police shooting

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:31:48 GMT
    After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that...
    After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:
  • Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

    Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:30:27 GMT
    A major Detroit creditor is objecting to the bankrupt city's debt restructuring plan, saying it should be scrapped before trial.
    A major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week.
  • New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

    New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:18:52 GMT
    Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
    Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
  • Selig eager to step aside and introduce successor

    Selig eager to step aside and introduce successor

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:18:36 GMT
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to writing a book, teaching history and relaxing when he retires this winter.
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to writing a book, teaching history and relaxing when he retires this winter.
  • 5 myths about depression: What you should know

    5 myths about depression: What you should know

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:10:53 GMT
    The death of Robin Williams is shining the spotlight on the dangers of depression. It's a mental illness that often goes untreated because of the misconceptions that surround it.
    The death of Robin Williams is shining the spotlight on the dangers of depression. It's a mental illness that often goes untreated because of the misconceptions that surround it.
  • Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

    Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:10:49 GMT
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill...
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward,...
  • Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

    Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:01:47 GMT
    A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.
    A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.
  • Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

    Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:01:10 GMT
    A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city.
    A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city.
  • Watchdog: Officials didn't OK immigrant releases

    Watchdog: Officials didn't OK immigrant releases

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:50:40 GMT
    The Obama administration wrongly denied for weeks in 2013 that it had released more than 2,000 immigrants from jails because lower-ranking government officials failed to notify the Homeland Security secretary they...
    The Obama administration wrongly denied for weeks in 2013 that it had released more than 2,000 immigrants from jails because lower-ranking government officials failed to notify the Homeland Security secretary they were...
  • States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs

    States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:37:59 GMT
    The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of advanced placement exams for low-income students.
    The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of advanced placement exams for low-income students.
  • FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

    FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:37:54 GMT
    The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.
    Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
  • Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

    Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:18:26 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton once was President Barack Obama's top diplomat, but she is now laying out some foreign policy disagreements.
    After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in...
  • Obama: Teen's death has prompted 'strong passions'

    Obama: Teen's death has prompted 'strong passions'

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:01:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember Michael Brown through "reflection and understanding."
    President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted "strong passions," people should remember Michael Brown through "reflection and understanding."
  • Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy

    Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:01:20 GMT
    Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union...
    Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union and...
  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:50:54 GMT
    The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status.
    Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The...
  • Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in September

    Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in September

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:37:55 GMT
    Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel will shut down next month after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court, company officials announced Tuesday
    When it opened just over two years ago, many people hoped Revel would save Atlantic City's struggling casino industry, which has been bleeding money and jobs for years.
  • US stocks move lower in quiet trade

    US stocks move lower in quiet trade

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:31:17 GMT
    Stocks are closing lower following two days of gains as investors focus on problems in Ukraine and Iraq.
    Stocks are closing lower following two days of gains as investors focus on problems in Ukraine and Iraq.
  • Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status

    Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:17:58 GMT
    A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body...
    A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to...
  • Wife of detained American asks for mercy for him

    Wife of detained American asks for mercy for him

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:48:06 GMT
    The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea are planning to attend a news conference in hopes of helping his case.
    The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea apologized Tuesday to the communist country and pleaded for its government to show him mercy, saying in a statement they're...
  • Biden calls Iraq president, prime minister nominee

    Biden calls Iraq president, prime minister nominee

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:28:40 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is giving U.S. support to Iraq's new president as he's embroiled in dispute with the prime minister.
    Vice President Joe Biden is giving U.S. support to Iraq's new president and his nominee to take over as prime minister over the objections of the incumbent.
  • UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

    UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:20:44 GMT
    The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
    The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.
  • The Fitz File: August 12, 2014

    The Fitz File: August 12, 2014

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-12 12:52:29 GMT
    Today is Tuesday, August 12, the 224th day of 2014. There are 141 days left in the year.
    Today is Tuesday, August 12, the 224th day of 2014. There are 141 days left in the year.
  • DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

    DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-08-12 07:58:16 GMT
    The Associated Press has learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers. The DEA could have...
    The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the...
  • Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

    Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-08-12 05:57:50 GMT
    A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to...
    Police in riot gear fired tear gas to try to disperse a crowd in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend.
  • Actor and comedian Robin Williams dies of apparent suicide at 63

    Actor and comedian Robin Williams dies of apparent suicide at 63

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:03:36 GMT
    Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
    Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
  • Celebrities reflect on Robin Williams' death at 63

    Celebrities reflect on Robin Williams' death at 63

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:55:03 GMT
    Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams shared their reactions Monday to his death at age 63 in an apparent suicide.
    Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams shared their reactions Monday to his death at age 63 in an apparent suicide.
  • Ship rescues 3 stranded in rough seas off Hawaii

    Ship rescues 3 stranded in rough seas off Hawaii

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:20:58 GMT
    A container ship crew is trying to position itself in a way that doesn't knock over a sailboat it is trying to rescue from waters roiled by Hurricane Julio off the Hawaii coast.
    A container ship crew on Monday rescued three men who were stranded in a sailboat off the Hawaiian islands for about 24 hours as Hurricane Julio battered their vessel with giant waves and high winds that ripped off one of...
  • Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

    Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:20:58 GMT
    The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
    Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.
  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:20:57 GMT
    Spain says it has imported a U.S.-made experimental drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola.
    Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.
  • US sends food, water, other aid to Iraq

    US sends food, water, other aid to Iraq

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:57:22 GMT
    The U.S. is deploying a disaster response team to Iraq help distribute humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes in the fresh wave of violence in the country's north.
    The U.S. is delivering food, water and aid teams to try to help tens of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes in Iraq in the fresh wave of violence in the country's north.
  • Teen held on $1 million bail in death of girl, 6

    Teen held on $1 million bail in death of girl, 6

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:17:26 GMT
    Authorities say a 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl will be charged as an adult.
    A judge on Monday found probable cause to detain a 17-year-old boy under investigation in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington girl.
  • Foreign policy crises intrude on Obama vacations

    Foreign policy crises intrude on Obama vacations

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-12 00:09:31 GMT
    The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed by his national security team on the latest military and political developments in Iraq and the situations in Ukraine and Gaza.
    Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations.
  • NCAA seeks clarification in O'Bannon ruling

    NCAA seeks clarification in O'Bannon ruling

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:59:17 GMT
    By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer The NCAA wants a clarification on a California judge's ruling in the landmark Ed O'Bannon case.
    By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer The NCAA wants clarification on two points in a California judge's ruling in the landmark Ed O'Bannon case.
  • Obama welcomes new Iraqi leaders as 'step forward'

    Obama welcomes new Iraqi leaders as 'step forward'

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:59:02 GMT
    Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq.
    President Barack Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as "a promising step forward" Monday amid a political and security crisis in Baghdad, saying the only lasting solution is the formation of an inclusive government.
  • Lawyer: No drugs, booze in woman beaten by officer

    Lawyer: No drugs, booze in woman beaten by officer

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:39:40 GMT
    The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.
    An attorney for a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer said tests show she had no drugs or alcohol in her system.
  • Facebook Privacy-Myth Versus Reality

    Facebook Privacy-Myth Versus Reality

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:34:26 GMT
    Could your smartphone be recording video of you without you knowing it?
    Could your smartphone be recording video of you without you knowing it?
  • Utah Teen Run Over By Vehicle While Sunbathing In Driveway

    Utah Teen Run Over By Vehicle While Sunbathing In Driveway

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:17:47 GMT
    A Utah teen has died after a car plowed into her while she was sunbathing in her driveway.
    A Utah teen has died after a car plowed into her while she was sunbathing in her driveway.
  • Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

    Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:07:43 GMT
    A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio as debate over the state's new two-drug combination continues.
    A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio as debate over the state's new two-drug combination continues.
  • AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

    AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:58:48 GMT
    As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.
    As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.
  • US doctor, aid worker appear to be improving

    US doctor, aid worker appear to be improving

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:47:49 GMT
    An American doctor infected with Ebola says he's getting stronger every day.
    An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in Liberia indicated Friday he's getting stronger every day, and the husband of a second aid worker with the deadly virus said his wife also seems to be improving.
  • Judge weighs recombining trials for 9/11 suspects

    Judge weighs recombining trials for 9/11 suspects

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:58:51 GMT
    Federal prosecutors are asking a military judge to reconsider his decision to try one of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terror attacks apart from the other four.
    A pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11 terror attacks is in recess until mid-week while the military judge decides whether to reconsider his decision to try one of the men separate from the other four.
  • NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

    NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:48:43 GMT
    NASA engineers insist a test of a vehicle they hope to one day use above Mars achieved most of its objectives despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.
    Sending heavier vehicles and, eventually, humans to Mars requires first testing new technologies to see if they actually work.
  • PHOTOS: Sunday's Supermoon

    PHOTOS: Sunday's Supermoon

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:19:07 GMT
    Did you see it? Sunday's Supermoon lit up the sky over the D.C. region-- and plenty of FOX 5 viewers snapped photos of it! See them here.
    Did you see it? Sunday's Supermoon lit up the sky over the D.C. region-- and plenty of FOX 5 viewers snapped photos of it! See them here.
  • The Fitz File: August 11, 2014

    The Fitz File: August 11, 2014

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:35:54 GMT
    Today is Monday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.
    Today is Monday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.
  • Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

    Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-08-11 08:27:25 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A tick bite might make you a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat.
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in...
  • Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

    Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:17:17 GMT
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday.
  • Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser

    Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:16:54 GMT
    A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook page, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.
    A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.
  • Google using its clout to widen use of encryption

    Google using its clout to widen use of encryption

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:16:52 GMT
    Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.
    Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.
  • As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

    As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:49:22 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a New York dirt track where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race.
    The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
  • CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

    CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:47:28 GMT
    A U.S. health official warns that the current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined.
    The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday.
  • Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

    Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:47:24 GMT
    Getting soaked with ice cold water for charity is in vogue.
    The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.
  • FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

    FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-10 13:47:11 GMT
    Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus.
    U.S. health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus.
  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video

    NYC music festival to require anti-drug video

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-09 19:56:02 GMT
    Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year.
    Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year.
  • Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel

    Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:43 GMT
    Online petitioners are calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs.
    A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse.
  • Baboon, lynx, zebra among seized zoo of taxidermy

    Baboon, lynx, zebra among seized zoo of taxidermy

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:41 GMT
    Customs officers in Los Angeles have seized a vast menagerie of stuffed-and-mounted animals including a wildebeest, a zebra, a gazelle and a baboon.
    Customs officers in Los Angeles have seized a vast menagerie of stuffed-and-mounted animals including a wildebeest, a zebra, a gazelle and a baboon.
  • County Fair-goers: We were fed pot-laced chocolate

    County Fair-goers: We were fed pot-laced chocolate

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:16:39 GMT
    Three people say they were drugged after eating a chocolate bar that wasn't supposed to have marijuana in it at the Denver County Fair's new pot pavilion.
    Three people say they were drugged after eating a chocolate bar that wasn't supposed to have marijuana in it at the Denver County Fair's new pot pavilion, and one of them has filed a lawsuit alleging the vendor was...
  • Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

    Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

    Saturday, August 9 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-08-09 04:35:47 GMT
    Deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has asked an appellate court to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
    An appellate court caught in an extraordinary legal snafu refused Friday to consider Donald Sterling's request to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer but said he could file it...
  • Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

    Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:36:50 GMT
    The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm.
    As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the...
  • Police commissioner: NYC mayor is 'very pro-cop'

    Police commissioner: NYC mayor is 'very pro-cop'

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:26:43 GMT
    The city's top law enforcement official went on a media blitz Friday to deny that the chokehold death of a black suspect shows that police are singling out minorities in a crackdown on minor offenses and to...
    The city's top law enforcement official went on a media blitz Friday to deny that the chokehold death of a black suspect shows that police are singling out minorities in a crackdown on minor offenses and to insist that...
  • US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

    US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:20:20 GMT
    The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other civilians fled in fear.
    The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other civilians fled in fear.
  • Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

    Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:45:53 GMT
    Survivors of the Peoples Temple murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, say painful memories have been stirred up 35 years later after some victims' remains were found in a shuttered Delaware funeral home.
    A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in...
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