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  • Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

    Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:21:37 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right...
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Authorities say they've made progress in their effort to catch the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and injuring the other.
  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:13:19 GMT
    A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the...
    The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority...
  • Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

    Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:05:02 GMT
    Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
    Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
  • Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:52:10 GMT
    The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.
    The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.
  • Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:44 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican...
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a...
  • FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

    FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:52:08 GMT
    The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
    The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
  • Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

    Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:43:02 GMT
    A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.
    A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.
  • Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

    Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:42:56 GMT
    Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.
    Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.
  • Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

    Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:42:54 GMT
    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
  • Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

    Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:13:30 GMT
    When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.
    Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.
  • NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

    NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:12:05 GMT
    The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.
    The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.
  • Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

    Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:12:04 GMT
    A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.
    A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.
  • US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:02:06 GMT
    Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
    Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
  • Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:51:38 GMT
    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
    A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...
  • DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:59 GMT
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large...
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali...
  • Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

    Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:51:30 GMT
    Lonnie Lynn, who was known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.
    Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.
  • Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

    Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:11:07 GMT
    Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.
    Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.
  • Victim's family praying for girl in range accident

    Victim's family praying for girl in range accident

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:21:03 GMT
    The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.
    The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.
  • Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case

    Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:29 GMT
    A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.
    A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.
  • Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

    Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:27 GMT
    New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.
    Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists
  • Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

    Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:18 GMT
    Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.
    Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.
  • NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

    NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:31:27 GMT
    NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.
    NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.
  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:21:19 GMT
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives...
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that...
  • Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

    Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:47 GMT
    A federal agency is calling on museums and schools to change the way they do science demonstrations in light of a fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, earlier this month at a Reno museum.
    A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children,...
  • 4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:40 GMT
    Four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries after a fire erupted Monday in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory, officials said.
    Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.
  • Lawyer: Mom in dead infants case in prison unit

    Lawyer: Mom in dead infants case in prison unit

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:41:14 GMT
    The Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in the squalid, vermin-infested home where she lives is now in a prison treatment unit for inmates who could pose a danger to...
    The Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in the squalid, vermin-infested home where she lives is now in a prison treatment unit for inmates who could pose a danger to themselves, her...
  • Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

    Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:32:15 GMT
    The convicted killer of three students who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday.
    The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble...
  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:21:35 GMT
    After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...
    Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers...
  • Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

    Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:02:42 GMT
    Police say they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct.
    Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.
  • Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

    Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:32 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through...
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:23 GMT
    Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
  • Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

    Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:11:11 GMT
    A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy.
    After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still...
  • Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:01:13 GMT
    A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
    A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
  • Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

    Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:41:07 GMT
    The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.
    The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.
  • Theater shootings judge: Fingerprint testimony OK

    Theater shootings judge: Fingerprint testimony OK

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:32:03 GMT
    The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rejected a defense motion to bar testimony about fingerprint analysis at James Holmes' trial on murder and attempted murder charges.
    The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rejected a defense motion to bar testimony about fingerprint analysis at James Holmes' trial on murder and attempted murder charges.
  • Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:01:48 GMT
    A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.
    The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and...
  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:52:10 GMT
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the...
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...
  • Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue

    Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:32:05 GMT
    When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away.
    When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away.
  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:52 GMT
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
    Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:31:44 GMT
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory...
  • Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

    Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:11:51 GMT
    Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."
    Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."
  • Man pleads not guilty in 4 slayings in Ohio town

    Man pleads not guilty in 4 slayings in Ohio town

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:10:45 GMT
    A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in a small Ohio city.
    A man charged in the slayings of four men found at their separate homes in the small Ohio city of Bucyrus pleaded not guilty Monday.
  • No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

    No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:41 GMT
    While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...
    While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...
  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:32 GMT
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
  • Newborn dies after mother killed by stray bullet

    Newborn dies after mother killed by stray bullet

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:41 GMT
    Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died.
    A baby born to a woman fatally wounded by a stray bullet while sitting outside her home has died, police said Monday.
  • Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

    Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:35 GMT
    William Mangels was passionate about amusement parks.
    Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.
  • Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

    Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:28 GMT
    Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a...
    Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:22 GMT
    NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars.
    NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars.
  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:51:19 GMT
    NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
    NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.
  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:26 GMT
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
  • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

    Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:11 GMT
    An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.
    Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:00:38 GMT
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
  • Hundreds evacuate from 2 California wildfires

    Hundreds evacuate from 2 California wildfires

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 05:30:30 GMT
    Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said.
    Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said.
  • Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

    Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 05:20:45 GMT
    Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in the city, authorities said.
    Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.
  • Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:50:52 GMT
    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
  • Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

    Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:31:04 GMT
    A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified.
    A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean was identified Sunday as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:42 GMT
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.
  • Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:55 GMT
    The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled of a domestic violence case involving a prominent player.
    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...
  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:50:24 GMT
    Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
    Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
  • Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

    Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:01:03 GMT
    Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.
    Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.
  • Small earthquake rattles Northern California

    Small earthquake rattles Northern California

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:01:02 GMT
    A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California.
    A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California.
  • Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

    Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:30:26 GMT
    By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the...
    By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show...
  • Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:45 GMT
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants...
    From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have...
  • Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

    Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:33 GMT
    The roar of a plane. The rise of a new building. Terrorism in far-off lands.
    The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off lands.
  • Mayor at Star-Spangled Banner event, hospitalized

    Mayor at Star-Spangled Banner event, hospitalized

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:00:59 GMT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
  • Man's family disputes police version of shooting

    Man's family disputes police version of shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:00:54 GMT
    The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and race played no role in the...
    The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and that race played no role in the shooting.
  • Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

    Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:00:59 GMT
    Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings.
    One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

    Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:20:26 GMT
    As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get...
    As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any...
  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:18 GMT
    Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.
    Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.
  • Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

    Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:30:28 GMT
    A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.
    A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:30:23 GMT
    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could...
    Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster...
  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:33 GMT
    Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported...
    Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare...
  • Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics

    Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:08 GMT
    A federal appeals court that has already upheld one Texas restriction on abortions is hearing arguments about an even tougher part of the same law: the requirement that all abortion clinics adopt costly...
    Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than...
  • US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:27 GMT
    Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.
    Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.
  • Mother blames race for shooting of son by police

    Mother blames race for shooting of son by police

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:59:51 GMT
    A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.
    A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.
  • When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

    When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:20:21 GMT
    Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.
    Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.
  • Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

    Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 01:39:40 GMT
    According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.
    According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.
  • Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:39:47 GMT
    Rescuers searched an area of the far western Pacific Ocean Saturday for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.
    Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.
  • 1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

    1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:29:39 GMT
    The head of Louisiana State Police says a natural gas accident on an oil platform off the coast has killed one person and injured two others.
    A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.
  • Med director out at clinic that treated Rivers

    Med director out at clinic that treated Rivers

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:09:38 GMT
    The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.
    The head of the outpatient surgery facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:50:07 GMT
    State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.
    A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on...
  • Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

    Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:19:41 GMT
    A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood.
    A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood.
  • Crews battle California wildfire amid heat wave

    Crews battle California wildfire amid heat wave

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:09:43 GMT
    Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forced people to flee about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National...
    Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forced people to flee about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.
  • Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

    Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:00:12 GMT
    A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.
    A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.
  • Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

    Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:29:34 GMT
    Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.
    Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s son pleads guilty in drug case

    Robert Downey Jr.'s son pleads guilty in drug case

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:39:28 GMT
    Robert Downey Jr.'s son will enter a drug diversion program to resolve a cocaine possession case filed after he was arrested earlier this year.
    The son of Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to cocaine possession and was sentenced to a drug diversion program that could result in his conviction being dismissed.
  • In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

    In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:39:41 GMT
    For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's...
    For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically...
  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:30:32 GMT
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.
  • Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

    Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:19:39 GMT
    Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.
    Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.
  • Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:49:16 GMT
    Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.
    Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.
  • Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:19:00 GMT
    An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits.
    In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex...
  • Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

    Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:59:06 GMT
    The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.
    The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.
  • Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

    Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:40:58 GMT
    A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month.
    A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention...
  • Fla. appeals rulings overturning gay-marriage ban

    Fla. appeals rulings overturning gay-marriage ban

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:28:58 GMT
    Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.
    Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.
  • California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

    California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:19:12 GMT
    African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday.
    Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study Friday that follows similar...
  • Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:35 GMT
    Authorities say they have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students who escaped from a prison.
    Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.
  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:09:32 GMT
    Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.
    Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:57 GMT
    A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a...
    In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday - just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the...
  • Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

    Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:53 GMT
    The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who...
    The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled...
  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

    Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:08 GMT
    Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that has no exception for rape or...
    Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or...
  • Questions, answers about Arizona gay marriage case

    Questions, answers about Arizona gay marriage case

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:32 GMT
    WHAT WAS AT ISSUE IN FRIDAY'S HEARING?
    U.S. District Judge John Sedwick quickly handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Sedwick said that...
  • Alternate roads prepared if lava crosses highway

    Alternate roads prepared if lava crosses highway

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:05 GMT
    Lava concerns on Hawaii's Big Island are shifting from it reaching a sparsely populated subdivision to it crossing over a heavily used highway.
    Lava concerns on Hawaii's Big Island are shifting from it reaching a sparsely populated subdivision to it crossing over a heavily used highway.
  • Investor details ways Olive Garden could improve

    Investor details ways Olive Garden could improve

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:08:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press An investor has some suggestions for how Olive Garden can improve its performance, down to the way it rations its unlimited breadsticks.
    By The Associated Press An investor has some suggestions for how Olive Garden can improve its performance, down to the way it rations its unlimited breadsticks.
  • NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:59:21 GMT
    Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for...
    The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.
  • Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:20:00 GMT
    President Barack Obama is welcoming former President Bill Clinton to the White House to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.
    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class...
  • 5 slain children remembered at memorial

    5 slain children remembered at memorial

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:09:59 GMT
    The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do.
    The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do.
  • Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

    Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:09:57 GMT
    It's still summer, but snow has blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places.
    It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to...
  • Woman convicted in school abduction, assault

    Woman convicted in school abduction, assault

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:50:15 GMT
    A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.
    A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.
  • Man pleads not guilty in tainted steroid case

    Man pleads not guilty in tainted steroid case

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:49:23 GMT
    A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a 2012 deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is expected in federal court for his arraignment.
    A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people pleaded not guilty to a mail fraud charge Thursday as his lawyer said he is concerned he could be made a...
  • Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

    Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:19:36 GMT
    No batting helmets, no fielding gloves and no pitching overhand.
    From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home.
  • Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

    Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:59:15 GMT
    The New Jersey day care center where more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served bleach-tainted water has reopened, and an employee has been fired.
    An employee has been fired and a New Jersey day care center reopened Friday, one day after more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served a mix of water and bleach.
  • Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

    Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:19:33 GMT
    If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
    If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 09:10:38 GMT
    The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously Thursday as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to...
    Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion...
  • Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house

    Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:08:29 GMT
    A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month.
    The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.
  • Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

    Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:08:26 GMT
    Ohio police say the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria has escaped from prison and a search is underway.
    An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison.
  • Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:29:13 GMT
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
    Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.
  • Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:58:39 GMT
    The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original...
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...
  • Agency: Woman pushed officer who then punched her

    Agency: Woman pushed officer who then punched her

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:28:19 GMT
    A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said.
    A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said.
  • American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

    American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:38:29 GMT
    The Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker infected with Ebola say he has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.
    An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.
  • Teacher hurt when gun accidentally shatters toilet

    Teacher hurt when gun accidentally shatters toilet

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:10:19 GMT
    Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg.
    A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.
  • New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:09:49 GMT
    A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.
    The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to...
  • Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

    Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:28:20 GMT
    Timothy Ray Jones Jr. earned his computer engineering degree, worked at a $71,000-a-year job, had a wife of 10 years and several young children.
    The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.
  • Kids accidentally drink bleach mix at day care

    Kids accidentally drink bleach mix at day care

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:18:12 GMT
    More than two dozen children and two adults accidentally drank a mixture of bleach and water at a day care center Thursday and were briefly hospitalized.
    More than two dozen children and two adults accidentally drank a mixture of bleach and water at a day care center Thursday and were briefly hospitalized.
  • Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

    Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:09:23 GMT
    A federal judge has struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates.
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.
  • US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

    US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:09:13 GMT
    Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."
    Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."
  • Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

    Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:49:14 GMT
    The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home...
    The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs...
  • APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

    APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:59:02 GMT
    A defense lawyer says that a court martial has been recommended in the case of a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years.
    A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
  • Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

    Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:48:30 GMT
    Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
    Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
  • AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:38:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the...
    By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the country he...
  • Police: Stratosphere casino crash was intentional

    Police: Stratosphere casino crash was intentional

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:29:00 GMT
    A 40-year-old driver has been accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck through the glass doors of the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
    A 40-year-old driver who police said seemed proud and excited about his actions is accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck through the glass doors of the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an...
  • US force sent to Central African Republic

    US force sent to Central African Republic

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:09:24 GMT
    President Barack Obama has dispatched 20 U.S. military personnel to the Central African Republic to help reopen the American Embassy there.
    President Barack Obama has dispatched 20 U.S. military personnel to the Central African Republic to help reopen the American Embassy there.
  • Prosecutor: Plant owner OK'd tainted peanut sales

    Prosecutor: Plant owner OK'd tainted peanut sales

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:59:23 GMT
    Prosecutors are wrapping up their case against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak, saying he knowingly approved shipments of tainted food "whatever the risk."
    The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have tested positive for the bacteria and...
  • Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

    Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:48:43 GMT
    A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job.
    Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests.
  • Bush: I never wanted to be a war-time president

    Bush: I never wanted to be a war-time president

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:29:24 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he had a moment of clarity in a Florida elementary school classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, when his chief of staff told him the second World Trade Center tower had...
    Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he had a moment of clarity in a Florida elementary school classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, when his chief of staff told him the second World Trade Center tower had been struck...
  • Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

    Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:49:42 GMT
    Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. are asking a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case...
    Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. have asked a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case for...
  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:18:54 GMT
    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
  • Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

    Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:50:22 GMT
    The 40 passengers and crew who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are to be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary...
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and...
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:29:48 GMT
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have...
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and...
  • 23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:50:03 GMT
    No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based...
    No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company...
  • Ohio woman recovering after rock dropped on car

    Ohio woman recovering after rock dropped on car

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:29:09 GMT
    A northeast Ohio woman who was critically injured when a rock was dropped on her family's car from a Pennsylvania overpass has made "amazing" strides, her husband said.
    A northeast Ohio woman who was critically injured when a rock was dropped on her family's car from a Pennsylvania overpass has made "amazing" strides, her husband said.
  • Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:57:51 GMT
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.
  • Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:58:08 GMT
    Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
    Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
  • Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths

    Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:27:39 GMT
    A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court...
    A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and...
  • Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

    Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 08:37:55 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill creating a training program for teachers to carry guns in schools and expanding where residents can openly carry firearms.
    Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led Legislature to expand gun...
  • Language factors into race for Navajo president

    Language factors into race for Navajo president

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 06:48:10 GMT
    A candidate for the top elected post on the country's largest American Indian reservation has come under fire because critics contend he isn't fluent in the Navajo language.
    Chris Deschene says he has the resume to preside over the country's largest American Indian reservation. He's a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Marines, owns a private law practice, and aims to...
  • Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs

    Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 06:37:38 GMT
    Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach.
    The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular Waikiki area.
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:48:30 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
  • Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

    Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:07 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:07:53 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before...
    Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a...
  • Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

    Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:38:08 GMT
    Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote...
    A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.
  • Nevada crews aim to repair Interstate 15 by Friday

    Nevada crews aim to repair Interstate 15 by Friday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:47:45 GMT
    Tourists and truckers were told to prepare for another day of disruptive detours Wednesday around a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled in chunks during intense flash flooding.
    Road crews hoped to have one lane repaired in each direction Friday on a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled during intense flash flooding, a state transportation official said Wednesday.
  • Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:59:33 GMT
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions.
    A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
  • 4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:59:16 GMT
    A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.
    The fourth U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, mirroring the carefully choreographed routine of the two Americans already successfully treated and released from Emory University...
  • Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

    Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:57:35 GMT
    A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can...
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors...
  • Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

    Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:47:21 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court was considering last-minute appeals from a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution Wednesday, more than two decades after he was convicted in the slayings of his former common-law wife...
    A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.
  • Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 00:37:46 GMT
    Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized more than $65 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on...
    Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized about $90 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on...
  • 'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

    'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:48:33 GMT
    Authorities expect to charge a South Carolina man in connection with the deaths of his five children after he led them to a secluded dirt road in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.
    Their little bodies shrouded in plastic bags, the five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees and scrub brush.
  • Gates Foundation to spend $50M on Ebola response

    Gates Foundation to spend $50M on Ebola response

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:48:25 GMT
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million - on top of $10 million already committed - to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the...
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group's largest donation to a humanitarian effort.
  • 2 Indianapolis officers charged with bar beating

    2 Indianapolis officers charged with bar beating

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:07:38 GMT
    Two Indianapolis police officers who were off duty at a bar drinking shots with a pregnant bartender beat up a patron who began arguing with the woman, an affidavit released Wednesday said.
    Two Indianapolis police officers who were off duty at a bar drinking shots with a pregnant bartender beat up a patron who began arguing with the woman, an affidavit released Wednesday said.
  • Mom on trial in autistic son's death in NYC hotel

    Mom on trial in autistic son's death in NYC hotel

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:04:29 GMT
    A multimillionaire mom killed her autistic 8-year-old son by forcing a toxic cocktail of painkillers and other drugs down his throat with a syringe in a luxury Manhattan hotel room, a prosecutor said as her murder...
    A multimillionaire mom killed her autistic 8-year-old son by forcing a toxic cocktail of painkillers and other drugs down his throat with a syringe in a luxury Manhattan hotel room, a prosecutor said as her murder trial...
  • Man arrested after posting lyrics defended by ACLU

    Man arrested after posting lyrics defended by ACLU

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:18:06 GMT
    A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge.
    A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge.
  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:17:49 GMT
    Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
    Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
  • First death reported from California earthquake

    First death reported from California earthquake

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:08:51 GMT
    A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television fell on her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has died - the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor,...
    A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has died - the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor,...
  • Felon seen on Twitter holding guns gets 18 months

    Felon seen on Twitter holding guns gets 18 months

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:58:09 GMT
    In a photo he posted on Twitter, Kwmaine Davis had a big smile on his face as he held one gun in each hand at a shooting range. His message to his followers: "Yes, I'm really bout that action."
    In a photo he posted on Twitter, Kwmaine Davis had a big smile on his face as he held one gun in each hand at a shooting range. His message to his followers: "Yes, I'm really bout that action."
  • Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

    Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:39:01 GMT
    A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad is expected to plead guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
    A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the militant Islamic State group under a plea deal in the terrorism case that requires her to give authorities information about other Americans with...
  • Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself

    Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:37:25 GMT
    Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself in the upcoming second penalty phase in her murder case.
    Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself in the upcoming second penalty phase in her murder case, according to a court filing Wednesday.
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:46 GMT
    Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt - tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security benefits offset when...
    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social...
  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:19:05 GMT
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
  • Marijuana case vs. Bernie Goetz dismissed

    Marijuana case vs. Bernie Goetz dismissed

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:47:47 GMT
    A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it.
    A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it.
  • 7 charged in Chicago gang signs machete attack

    7 charged in Chicago gang signs machete attack

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:57:41 GMT
    Seven people, including three 15-year-olds, are accused in a machete attack that left a deep wound on a man's head after he and his brother refused to flash gang signs at a Chicago train station, authorities...
    Seven people, including three 15-year-olds, are accused in a machete attack that left a deep wound on a man's head after he and his brother refused to flash gang signs at a Chicago train station, authorities said...
  • Police say they ID'd 5 teens in ice bucket prank

    Police say they ID'd 5 teens in ice bucket prank

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:26 GMT
    Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was participating in the "Ice Bucket Challenge."
    Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was participating in the "Ice Bucket Challenge."
  • Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

    Atty: 2nd girl in Slender Man case unfit for trial

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:22 GMT
    A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her...
    A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit...
  • Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

    Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:28:17 GMT
    With climate change still a political minefield, leaders in some U.S. communities are avoiding the subject even as they prepare for potentially severe consequences such as flooding and heat waves.
    With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local...
  • Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:07:11 GMT
    Detroit has reached a tentative deal with one of its key creditors that could remove the biggest stumbling block in the city's plan to reduce its debts and emerge from federal bankruptcy protection.
    In a story Sept. 9 about a tentative agreement reached between Detroit and major creditor Syncora in its bankruptcy trial, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steven Schlein is a spokesman for Syncora. Schlein...
  • Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

    Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:37:08 GMT
    Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as...
    Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper,...
  • Co-founder of elephant care center killed

    Co-founder of elephant care center killed

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-09-10 09:17:34 GMT
    A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed when one of the animals stepped on him, police said in ruling his death an accident.
    A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed when one of the animals stepped on him, police said in ruling his death an accident.