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  • Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

    Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:31:28 GMT
    One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial.
    One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see...
  • Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

    Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:23:59 GMT
    The medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death.
    The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an...
  • Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

    Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:23:57 GMT
    Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.
    Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.
  • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:50:36 GMT
    Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.
    Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.
  • Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

    Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:39:58 GMT
    A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the...
    A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is...
  • California killer given additional death sentences

    California killer given additional death sentences

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:53:25 GMT
    Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he should die for his crimes.
    Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he should die for his crimes.
  • Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case

    Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:13 GMT
    The last of seven former city officials involved in a vast corruption case in the tiny city of Bell, California, has been sentenced to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
    The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:07 GMT
    Federal officials say two American aid workers who contracted Ebola in Africa will be flown into a metro Atlanta military base.
    Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.
  • Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:00 GMT
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national...
  • Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

    Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:45:37 GMT
    Wichita Falls is adding another tool to try to deal with a dwindling water supply due to a persistent drought.
    A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.
  • Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

    Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:27:27 GMT
    Marijuana is joining roses and dahlias in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.
    Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.
  • Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

    Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:26:38 GMT
    The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented...
  • Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

    Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:04:35 GMT
    It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.
    It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.
  • 2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

    2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:07:28 GMT
    A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.
    A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.
  • AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

    AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:03:51 GMT
    A new poll shows that three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures.
    Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the...
  • Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

    Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:45:43 GMT
    Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola...
    Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola...
  • Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

    Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:26:55 GMT
    In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.
    In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.
  • Obama to speak from White House Friday afternoon

    Obama to speak from White House Friday afternoon

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:32:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House Friday afternoon as Congress finishes its last votes before a five-week recess.
    President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House Friday afternoon as Congress finishes its last votes before a five-week recess.
  • Home after 9 months, teen says she's improving

    Home after 9 months, teen says she's improving

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:04:01 GMT
    In her first public comments, the New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished on the way home from school told her local newspaper that she's "feeling a lot better every day."
    In her first public comments, the New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished on the way home from school told her local newspaper that she's "feeling a lot better every day."
  • Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

    Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:38:31 GMT
    Marijuana-infused brownies and other treats for sale in Colorado come with all kinds of warning labels.
    Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the drug is complicating matters for Colorado regulators who want to make sure pot-infused edibles and drinks...
  • Utility to pay Tenn. coal ash spill victims $27.8M

    Utility to pay Tenn. coal ash spill victims $27.8M

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:28:49 GMT
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
  • Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:18:23 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
    After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.
  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

    WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:06:37 GMT
    The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome north of New York City.
    There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind.
  • USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

    USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:05:50 GMT
    The Obama administration is attempting to cut down on thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.
    The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.
  • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:23:20 GMT
    With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
    With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
  • Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

    Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:52:05 GMT
    At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee,...
    At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee, they...
  • For sale: A nearly nonexistent insurance agency

    For sale: A nearly nonexistent insurance agency

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:34:57 GMT
    One of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., is quietly trying to sell a $100 million insurance agency that doesn't appear to exist.
    One of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., is quietly trying to sell a $100 million insurance agency that doesn't appear to exist.
  • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-08-01 07:39:31 GMT
    Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
    Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the...
  • Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans

    Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 06:43:17 GMT
    Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."
    Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."
  • Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-08-01 06:42:14 GMT
    Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
    Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
  • Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 06:21:47 GMT
    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict...
    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration...
  • Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii

    Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:23:36 GMT
    The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.
    A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.
  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:23:33 GMT
    An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
    An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
  • Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

    Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:53:26 GMT
    Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up...
    Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed...
  • Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

    Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:32:58 GMT
    A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom...
    A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and...
  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:45:40 GMT
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic...
    The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback...
  • WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges

    WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:14:44 GMT
    The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and an adjacent transit center has been arrested on...
    The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he...
  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:08:47 GMT
    United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.
    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:42:29 GMT
    Chicago police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.
    A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.
  • American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

    American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:55:17 GMT
    The family of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years says reports that he feels abandoned are devastating.
    The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.
  • Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew

    Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:45:55 GMT
    A Colorado woman was convicted Thursday of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station as police closed in.
    A woman who admitted to taking her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and ditching him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station was convicted Thursday of kidnapping.
  • NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

    NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:45:47 GMT
    NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.
    NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:31:39 GMT
    A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.
    The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams - the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife - was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to...
  • Old remains found in unrefrigerated morgue

    Old remains found in unrefrigerated morgue

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:25:08 GMT
    Several bodies had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Rhode Island funeral home whose owner killed himself last week, police said Thursday.
    Several bodies had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Rhode Island funeral home whose owner killed himself last week, police said Thursday.
  • In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

    In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:24:57 GMT
    A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who...
    San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.
  • AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

    AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:34:20 GMT
    Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
    Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:24:13 GMT
    Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for...
    Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years...
  • Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

    Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:39:21 GMT
    Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.
    Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.
  • Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

    Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:26:12 GMT
    By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
    By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:15:10 GMT
    A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
    RICHMOND, Va. - A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.
  • Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:16:51 GMT
    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.
    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:35:16 GMT
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...
    The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be...
  • Expert talks about cut on McBride's hand

    Expert talks about cut on McBride's hand

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:28:48 GMT
    A former medical examiner says a laceration on the left hand of a young woman could have been caused by her pounding on the door at a Detroit-area home before the owner killed her.
    A former medical examiner sparred with a prosecutor Thursday over a wound on the hand of a woman who was fatally shot on a Detroit-area porch, telling jurors it seems to fit the defense's claim that Renisha McBride was...
  • AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

    AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:06:57 GMT
    Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.
    Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:16:14 GMT
    They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick....
    A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:39:42 GMT
    After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
    After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:51:12 GMT
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided...
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...
  • Century-old pipe break points to national problem

    Century-old pipe break points to national problem

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:35:13 GMT
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
    The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...
  • Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:36:29 GMT
    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.
    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.
  • Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

    Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:57:04 GMT
    Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.
    Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September.
  • Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:17:05 GMT
    A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
    A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
  • Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:09:19 GMT
    A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
    A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
  • Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

    Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:47:38 GMT
    Documentary pioneer Robert Drew has died in Connecticut at age 90.
    By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and...
  • Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'

    Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:48:40 GMT
    Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband.
    A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree in Las Vegas as "total terror."
  • Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

    Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:48:30 GMT
    A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.
    A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.
  • Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

    Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:20 GMT
    An 8-year-old boy has died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit the child in bed early Wednesday, Detroit police said.
    Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.
  • Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

    Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:27:06 GMT
    A Kansas man accused of leaving his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car where she died was charged Wednesday with murder.
    A Kansas man accused of leaving his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car where she died was charged Wednesday with murder.
  • Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:17:41 GMT
    A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.
    A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.
  • Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

    Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:17:40 GMT
    The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family.
    Curing his wife's thyroid disease. Connections in the high-end fashion world. Learjet flights for politicians.
  • Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

    Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:08:53 GMT
    Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as...
    A Japanese group is combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan.
  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:56:45 GMT
    A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years.
    Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:10:51 GMT
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov...
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:09:16 GMT
    Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
    U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.
  • 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

    6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:19:43 GMT
    Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
    Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday.
  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:39:35 GMT
    Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.
    Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from...
  • 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:38:25 GMT
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.
  • Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

    Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:38:22 GMT
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.
  • Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

    Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:19:00 GMT
    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
    U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.
  • Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

    Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:16:56 GMT
    The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given to its applicant for state trooper positions. It says the tests discriminate against women and keeps them out of entry-level positions.
    The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women.
  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:07:31 GMT
    Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The...
    Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated...
  • Correction: Debt Study story

    Correction: Debt Study story

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:49:29 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
    In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found...
  • Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

    Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:49:26 GMT
    Two former Utah attorneys general have made their first appearance as criminal defendants, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.
    Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.
  • US blacklists North Korean shipping companies

    US blacklists North Korean shipping companies

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:49:22 GMT
    The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.
    The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.
  • Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

    Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:14:46 GMT
    A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.
    A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.
  • Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

    Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:06:58 GMT
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
    The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.
  • Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

    Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:56:43 GMT
    Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...
    Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another...
  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:38:59 GMT
    The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:
    The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:
  • Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:36:16 GMT
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on the Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.
    New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.
  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:36:48 GMT
    Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
    Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:53 GMT
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that...
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have...
  • Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:10:02 GMT
    Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises.
    Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its...
  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:38:46 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
    Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...
  • Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:27:07 GMT
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of...
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the...
  • 4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:21:42 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.
  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:45 GMT
    A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.
    A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...
  • Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

    Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:06:52 GMT
    An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
    An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:06:48 GMT
    Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard.
    Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.
  • Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

    Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:45:40 GMT
    A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday.
    A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

    Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:03:43 GMT
    A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."
    A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:21:38 GMT
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:57:43 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
    Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the...
  • Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

    Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:29:33 GMT
    A man accused of robbing a Bellagio casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.
    The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino has been identified as a 34-year-old Kansas man with a criminal record who skipped out on his parole in May.
  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:55 GMT
    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May.
    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...
  • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:15:27 GMT
    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.
    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.
  • California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

    California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:15:23 GMT
    An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.
    An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.
  • APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:02:30 GMT
    A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.
    The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the...
  • Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

    Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:01:46 GMT
    Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
    Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:50 GMT
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...
  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:20:46 GMT
    Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil...
    Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil...
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:58:20 GMT
    Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.
    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:43:47 GMT
    A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.
    The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to...
  • Arrest made in California tuberculosis case

    Arrest made in California tuberculosis case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:33:19 GMT
    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
    A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a...
  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:30:08 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at...
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...
  • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:20:41 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists are urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists are urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's...
  • Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:02:45 GMT
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal...
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court...
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:46 GMT
    The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.
    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
  • San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

    San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:05:43 GMT
    A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.
    A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.
  • Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

    Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:04:28 GMT
    A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.
    A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.
  • New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:15:23 GMT
    A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court.
    A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.
  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:16:48 GMT
    President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.
    President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.
  • Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

    Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:49:05 GMT
    They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts...
    They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts and...
  • Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:09 GMT
    Lake Huron's fish populations are bouncing back after a collapse of two key species more than a decade ago. But state biologists and industry leaders say many anglers remain unconvinced.
    More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the...
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:11 GMT
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...
  • NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:09 GMT
    Food trucks are a way of life in New York City. But not just for foodies looking to sample some new ethnic cuisine.
    Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?
  • Indian senior community part of growing niche

    Indian senior community part of growing niche

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:15:51 GMT
    When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown...
    When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed...
  • Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

    Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:56:22 GMT
    An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:35:44 GMT
    Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:19:12 GMT
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
  • Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 06:05:51 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.
    A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.
  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:55:07 GMT
    A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
    A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:08 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:26:10 GMT
    A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
    The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...
  • Correction: California Wildfires story

    Correction: California Wildfires story

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:35:35 GMT
    Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.
    In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes...
  • Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:55:08 GMT
    A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.
    A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an...
  • Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:47:01 GMT
    The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
    A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:44 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:18 GMT
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.
  • US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:54:26 GMT
    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
    Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South.
  • Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:33 GMT
    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the...
    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government...
  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:30:37 GMT
    The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West.
    The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at...
  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:22:57 GMT
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:18:33 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...
  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:17:05 GMT
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
    In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and...
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:36 GMT
    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.
  • Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:48:47 GMT
    The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.
    Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.
  • Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:06:51 GMT
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential...
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for...
  • Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

    Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:25:03 GMT
    Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.
    Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:27 GMT
    Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
  • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:17:55 GMT
    A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.
    A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:20 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...
  • Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:15:50 GMT
    Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.
    A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.
  • 3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

    3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:15:26 GMT
    The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed their stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, has entered its third day, with investigators saying they're hopeful the suspects will soon be caught.
    The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture.
  • Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

    Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:04:43 GMT
    Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead.
    A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.
  • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:44:45 GMT
    A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
    A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group...
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:14:17 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
  • Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

    Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:35:28 GMT
    A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native...
    A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native...
  • Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

    Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:25:36 GMT
    State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.
    State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.
  • Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:45:17 GMT
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
  • Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:04:29 GMT
    A federal judge has ruled that the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional.
    A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.
  • Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Arizona execution renews debate over methods

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:36 GMT
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth...
    A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:16 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:05 GMT
    The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine - but it's not much of a bump.
    More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.
  • Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:54:27 GMT
    A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
    A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
  • Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

    Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:07:05 GMT
    A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex has been charged with murder.
    A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder.
  • Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:55:07 GMT
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:54:19 GMT
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.
  • Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:23:51 GMT
    His spidey senses must have been off.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:43:34 GMT
    An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:06:46 GMT
    Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
    The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:33:38 GMT
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic...
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

    Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:53:41 GMT
    The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.
    The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.
  • Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

    Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:54:09 GMT
    Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.
    Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.
  • Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:04:39 GMT
    Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.
    Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
  • 2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

    2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:54:15 GMT
    Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy...
    Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.