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  • Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.
    A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:00:26 GMT
    Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.
    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -
    An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:30:43 GMT
    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white...
    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that...
  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:10:31 GMT
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the...
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:10:33 GMT
    Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores.
    Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
  • Former Redskins, Eagles QB Donovan McNabb serves 1-day jail sentence in Arizona

    Former Redskins, Eagles QB Donovan McNabb serves 1-day jail sentence in Arizona

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:23:12 GMT
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
  • Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' bullying flier

    Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' bullying flier

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:27:34 GMT
    A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.
    A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.
  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:53 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
    All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:19:53 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
  • Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

    Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

    Mexican food chain Chipotle's first-quarter net income rose 8 percent as higher costs offset a sales surge as more customers bought its burritos and other fare.
    Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.
  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:40:53 GMT
    A Maryland teenage convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison.
    An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:32:04 GMT
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most...
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common...
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:31:19 GMT
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
  • Man fined $525 for drink refill at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Man fined $525 for drink refill at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:29:12 GMT
    A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.
    A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:01:13 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:01:08 GMT
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
  • Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:20:23 GMT
    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.
    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said...
  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:40:57 GMT
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
    A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget...
  • Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:10:45 GMT
    A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired.
    A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.
  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:01:53 GMT
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
  • Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

    Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.
  • Not so fast! Customer tackles CVS robber

    Not so fast! Customer tackles CVS robber

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:30:09 GMT
    Investigators have released video of an incredible act by one CVS customer in Sarasota. The man disrupted a suspect's robbery attempt.
    Investigators have released video of an incredible act by one CVS customer in Sarasota. The man disrupted a suspect's robbery attempt.
  • 3-year-old Nebraska boy gets stuck inside claw machine

    3-year-old Nebraska boy gets stuck inside claw machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:50:07 GMT
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
  • Knife found in enchilada at California airport

    Knife found in enchilada at California airport

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:39:27 GMT
    A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.
    A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.
  • Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

    Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

    A parolee accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of murder.
    A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a "psychopath" and "one of the most dangerous people" the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting...
  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people...
    Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help...
  • Attorneys for suspect charged in finish line hoax cite history of mental illness

    Attorneys for suspect charged in finish line hoax cite history of mental illness

    A 25-year-old Wakefield man was held on $100,000 bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital Wednesday after police say he carried a rice cooker filled with confetti to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
    A 25-year-old Wakefield man was held on $100,000 bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital Wednesday after police say he carried a rice cooker filled with confetti to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Vice President Joe Biden's wife is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill at...
    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.
  • US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading on Wednesday, extending their gains into a third day. Investors welcomed solid earnings from Yahoo as well as some...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.
  • Study shows increase in online information thefts

    Study shows increase in online information thefts

    The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
    The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against...
  • Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to...
    Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to...
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...
  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,...
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he...
  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
    A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

    Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

    The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.
    The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.
  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to...
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid...
  • Clinton White House documents to be released

    Clinton White House documents to be released

    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
  • Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

    Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

    Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
    Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
  • Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.
    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.
  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.
    The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public...
  • Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:50:47 GMT
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock - the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.
    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to...
  • Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:46:41 GMT
    A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.
    A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.
  • MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Rev. Jesse Jackson is helping Major League Baseball mark the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, praising Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in...
    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past...
  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    The U.S. transportation secretary says indecision by Congress about how to pay for programs is again threatening to set back or shut down road and transit projects across the country. That could result in...
    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects...
  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
  • Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
    A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.
  • Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

    Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

    Paul Walker's brothers are filling in to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7."
    Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.
  • 5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriage says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal.
    Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, a request the judge said he was inclined to...
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain...
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to...
  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    President Barack Obama has told religious leaders that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws.
    President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.
  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.
    President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.
  • Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story

    Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story

    Family members of a boy and his grandfather who were killed at a suburban Kansas City Jewish center say they were ambushed and shot in the head as they got out of their vehicle.
    In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is...
  • Deputies Arrest Suspect Accused Of Attacking Several People

    Deputies Arrest Suspect Accused Of Attacking Several People

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:33:24 GMT
    Deputies arrest suspect accused of attacking several people. Johnathan Schmidt, 29 years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore, is accused of attacking several people with a knife.
    Deputies arrest suspect accused of attacking several people. Johnathan Schmidt, 29 years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore, is accused of attacking several people with a knife.
  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world's biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and made structural changes abroad.
    Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.
  • Holder urges approval of $15M for shooter training

    Holder urges approval of $15M for shooter training

    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.
    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.
  • Colorado gets first marijuana vending machine

    Colorado gets first marijuana vending machine

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:11:16 GMT
    With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as new ways to get it to residents. There was a special delivery of a vending machine to Montana's Smokehouse in Avon, Colo. In it will not be the bubble gum and candy you usually find in most restaurant vending machines. Instead, this one is distinctly Colorado.
    With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as new ways to get it to residents. There was a special delivery of a vending machine to Montana's Smokehouse in Avon, Colo. In it will not be the bubble gum and candy you usually find in most restaurant vending machines. Instead, this one is distinctly Colorado.
  • 'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:19:49 GMT
    An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
    An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
  • Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:51:34 GMT
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City.
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City.
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:50:14 GMT
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
  • Kansas Jewish community center shooting suspect had no record of violence

    Kansas Jewish community center shooting suspect had no record of violence

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:48:24 GMT
    Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.
    Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general is upholding Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to...
    By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the...
  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
    Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex...
    A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a...
  • FBI: Miami cop known as 'Milk Man' helped dealers

    FBI: Miami cop known as 'Milk Man' helped dealers

    In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to...
    In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to the FBI,...
  • "Blood moon" lunar eclipse happens Tuesday morning

    "Blood moon" lunar eclipse happens Tuesday morning

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:28:37 GMT
    Get ready sky gazers: The first eclipse of the year happens early Tuesday morning.  It's known as the red moon, or "blood moon," and it's the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. 
    Get ready sky gazers: The first eclipse of the year happens early Tuesday morning.  It's known as the red moon, or "blood moon," and it's the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. 
  • April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
  • Native Americans say US violated human rights

    Native Americans say US violated human rights

    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California....
    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers...
  • Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

    Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

    The doors are reopening at the Pittsburgh-area high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage five days ago.
    Teachers on Monday attended a counseling session at a church and then returned to a high school where a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard last week, but they scuttled plans to march the half block between the...
  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    President Barack Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
    President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
  • Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in Rock Hall of Fame

    Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in Rock Hall of Fame

    Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.
    Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain's suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
  • Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:21:07 GMT
    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
  • Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

    Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

    A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe has begun testifying during the sentencing phase of her trial.
    A Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel told jurors Thursday that she killed him to save her own life during a lengthy fight in which she was chased down, knocked into a...
  • Detroit holds vigil for driver beaten by mob

    Detroit holds vigil for driver beaten by mob

    A Detroit teenager was charged Thursday with assault and a hate crime in the brutal mob beating of a suburban motorist who stopped to help a boy he accidentally struck with his pickup truck.
    Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck...
  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:02:48 GMT
    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.
    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.
  • Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

    Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 00:31:56 GMT
    Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.
    Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.
  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants...
    A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater...
  • Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

    Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

    Authorities say they want to question a man who has been arrested eight times since 2000 about his possible role in a car's crash into a Florida day care center that left one girl dead and injured 14 others,...
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.
  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.
    An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.
  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.
    A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general...
  • Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

    Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

    After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department says it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.
    After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.
  • Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign

    Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign

    A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.
    Embattled Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister issued a less-than-ironclad vow to stay in office Thursday as the state's Republican governor and party chairman demanded his resignation after a videotape showed him in a...
  • Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

    Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

    It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.
    The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed "like a deer in the headlights" hours later and doesn't fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the...
  • Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on late show

    Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on late show

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:10:54 GMT
    CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
    CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
  • NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes

    NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes

    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate down to 4.34 pct.

    Average US 30-year mortgage rate down to 4.34 pct.

    Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels as the spring home-buying season begins.
    Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels as the spring home-buying season begins.
  • US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. The deficit was the lowest...
    The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. The deficit was the lowest for the...
  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking the U.S. Agency for International Development to turn over all records about a Twitter-like program it secretly built in Cuba.
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review...
  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
    A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • Slow start for NY town using birth control on deer

    Slow start for NY town using birth control on deer

    Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.
    Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.
  • Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

    Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.
  • Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

    Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

    A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law drew to a close.
    A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found.
  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:06:51 GMT
    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:25:32 GMT
    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.
    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.
  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:30:42 GMT
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself:
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself:
  • Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died

    Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:40:44 GMT
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father.
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father.
  • Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:19:31 GMT
    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
  • Teacher fired for refusing to unfriend students on Facebook

    Teacher fired for refusing to unfriend students on Facebook

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:41:55 GMT
    A popular elderly teacher in New Hampshire has found herself unemployed because of social media. 79-year-old Carol Thebarge had been substituting at Stevens High School's for nine years, but was fired after violating the school's policy of friending students on social media.
    A popular elderly teacher in New Hampshire has found herself unemployed because of social media. 79-year-old Carol Thebarge had been substituting at Stevens High School's for nine years, but was fired after violating the school's policy of friending students on social media.
  • Jury convicts woman in Texas stiletto shoe killing

    Jury convicts woman in Texas stiletto shoe killing

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:02:16 GMT
    A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.
    A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.
  • Police: Burglary suspects pocket-dialed 911

    Police: Burglary suspects pocket-dialed 911

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:15:16 GMT
    Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
    Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
  • Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

    Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:04:51 GMT
    Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars.
    Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars.
  • Is Twitter the new Facebook? What to know about Twitter's new profiles

    Is Twitter the new Facebook? What to know about Twitter's new profiles

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:16:40 GMT
    Those rumored changes to Twitter profiles aren't just rumors anymore.  Twitter is officially rolling out redesigned web profiles, and if you're on Facebook-- well, they might look familiar.  Many users have already caught onto the similarities, and some users who were really into the old Twitter profile look aren't loving it.
    Those rumored changes to Twitter profiles aren't just rumors anymore.  Twitter is officially rolling out redesigned web profiles, and if you're on Facebook-- well, they might look familiar.  Many users have already caught onto the similarities, and some users who were really into the old Twitter profile look aren't loving it.
  • I scream, you scream: It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

    I scream, you scream: It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:21:15 GMT
    Three words to brighten your Tuesday? FREE ICE CREAM. It's Free Cone Day at Ben Jerry's, and we've got the scoop (get it?) on how to get yours!
    Three words to brighten your Tuesday? FREE ICE CREAM. It's Free Cone Day at Ben Jerry's, and we've got the scoop (get it?) on how to get yours!
  • Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

    Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

    Authorities say severe thunderstorms punching across the Southeast have forced the evacuation of an Alabama mobile home park as heavy rains cause scattered flooding and power outages and snarl rush hour commutes.
    Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
  • 4-year-old boy picked Kentucky-UConn to make NCAA title game in bracket

    4-year-old boy picked Kentucky-UConn to make NCAA title game in bracket

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:08:53 GMT
    A 4-year-old boy from Wisconsin is bucking the odds by correctly picking the Kentucky and Connecticut to reach the championship game of the NCAA tournament.
    A 4-year-old boy from Wisconsin is bucking the odds by correctly picking the Kentucky and Connecticut to reach the championship game of the NCAA tournament.
  • Olympians say selfies were stopped at White House

    Olympians say selfies were stopped at White House

    By The Associated Press A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.
  • Police probe Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

    Police probe Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

    Police in San Francisco are investigating why four Smart cars were flipped over during an apparent early morning vandalism spree.
    Four Smart cars were flipped over in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods.
  • Trooper: Woman hit 123 mph with kids in backseat

    Trooper: Woman hit 123 mph with kids in backseat

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:58:45 GMT
    Police say a woman was arrested for driving at 123 mph on the Maine Turnpike with her two children in the backseat.
    Police say a woman was arrested for driving at 123 mph on the Maine Turnpike with her two children in the backseat.
  • Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

    Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:38:25 GMT
    Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.
    Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.
  • House committee: Possible crimes by IRS official

    House committee: Possible crimes by IRS official

    The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency's tea party...
    The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency's tea party controversy.
  • Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer

    Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer

    The Senate is closing in on passage of election-year legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year.
    The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year...
  • La. congressman asks for forgiveness after video

    La. congressman asks for forgiveness after video

    Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn't...
    Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.
  • NY rail crash engineer had sleep woes, felt dazed

    NY rail crash engineer had sleep woes, felt dazed

    The engineer on a New York commuter train that derailed last year, killing four people, says he felt dazed and hypnotized just before the crash.
    An engineer driving a speeding commuter train that derailed last year, killing four people, had a sleep disorder that interrupted his rest dozens of times each night and said he felt strangely "dazed" right before the...
  • Mom gets 23-year sentence in daughter's slaying

    Mom gets 23-year sentence in daughter's slaying

    A Detroit woman was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison for fatally stabbing her 8-year-old daughter whom a court had refused to remove from the home despite allegations of abuse.
    A Detroit woman was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison for fatally stabbing her 8-year-old daughter, whom a court had refused to remove from the home despite allegations of abuse.
  • NBC boss isn't worried about Letterman successor

    NBC boss isn't worried about Letterman successor

    With Jimmy Fallon doing so well as "Tonight" show host, NBC's boss expresses no fear about who will replace David Letterman on CBS.
    With Jimmy Fallon doing so well as "Tonight" show host, NBC's boss expressed no fear Monday about who will replace David Letterman upon the late-night comic's planned retirement from CBS sometime next year.
  • Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

    Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:45:02 GMT
    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.
    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.
  • Dems slam CIA ex-boss over Feinstein criticism

    Dems slam CIA ex-boss over Feinstein criticism

    Leading Democrats are criticizing a former CIA director who suggested the classified Senate torture report is motivated by Sen. Dianne Feinstein's "emotional feeling" and not objectivity. Feinstein chairs the...
    Leading Democrats sharply criticized a former CIA chief on Monday for suggesting that a disputed torture report produced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Senate panel was motivated by her "emotional feeling" and not by a...
  • On Twitter and video, Biden steps up role for Dems

    On Twitter and video, Biden steps up role for Dems

    Vice President Joe Biden is promoting a Democratic Party effort to expand voter access to the ballot box.
    Vice President Joe Biden is ramping up his role for the Democratic Party, putting his political weight behind a voter-expansion effort and rebooting his dormant Twitter handle just in time for the midterm elections.
  • Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles

    Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles

    Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats.
    Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats.
  • NTSB: Sensors too far back in O'Hare train crash

    NTSB: Sensors too far back in O'Hare train crash

    A sensor for an automatic braking system was too close to the end of the track to prevent a crash at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to a preliminary federal report released Monday.
    A sensor for an automatic braking system was too close to the end of the track to prevent a crash at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to a preliminary federal report released Monday.
  • Mother in drowning case found mentally incompetent

    Mother in drowning case found mentally incompetent

    A western Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning two of her sons in a bathtub was ordered Monday to a state mental hospital after a jail psychiatrist told a judge the defendant is mentally incompetent.
    A western Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning two of her sons in a bathtub was ordered Monday to a state mental hospital after a jail psychiatrist told a judge the defendant is mentally incompetent.
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  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:26:04 GMT
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dai...
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dai...
  • Bodies of 2 men found dead in DC

    Bodies of 2 men found dead in DC

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    Police in the district are investigating after the bodies of two men who were found dead Wednesday.
    Police in the district are investigating after the bodies of two men who were found dead Wednesday.
  • Caught On Tape: Intruder creeps through home, lurks over crib

    Caught On Tape: Intruder creeps through home, lurks over crib

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    FOX NEWS INSIDER - A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept. At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep
    FOX NEWS INSIDER - A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept. At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep
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