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  • Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:25:17 GMT
    New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.
    New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.
  • Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

    Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:05:39 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

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

    Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:04:59 GMT
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open...
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.
  • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:34:00 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people...
  • Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:23:56 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
  • Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

    Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

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

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

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

    Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

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

    Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

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

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:04:32 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...
  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

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

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:14:22 GMT
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
  • American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

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

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

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

    Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun

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

    NYC took quick precautions after in-custody death

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

    Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

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

    Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

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

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

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

    Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes

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

    Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

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

    Grand jury could hear case against police officer

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

    Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

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

    Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

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

    AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

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

    Sheriff: Ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

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

    How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

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

    Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

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

    Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

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

    Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man

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

    AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

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

    How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

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

    Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

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

    Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

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

    NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

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

    Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case

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

    Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:04 GMT
    The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
    The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:24:52 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
  • Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

    Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

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

    Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

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

    Veteran rock climber dies in Yosemite Park fall

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

    American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

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

    Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

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

    Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

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

    Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

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

    In New Orleans, a change in police command

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

    Jeffords remembered for fierce independence

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

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

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

    Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

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

    Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

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

    4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

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

    Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

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

    Sunken vessel is World War II-era USS Houston

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:34:06 GMT
    Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about...
    Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700...
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:14:42 GMT
    A new federal study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
    Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

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

    Lawsuit seeks records related to Missouri shooting

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

    Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

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

    Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

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

    Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

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

    Witness: McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife

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

    Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

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

    Stranded ship drifts; crewman buried at sea

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

    PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

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

    Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

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

    NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

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

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

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

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

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

    County autopsy: unarmed teen shot 6 to 8 times

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

    Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

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

    Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

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

    Militias complicate situation on Texas border

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

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image

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

    Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

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

    Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

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

    Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

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

    Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

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

    3.6-magnitude quake hits Southern California

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

    Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

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

    Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

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

    Report: Teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

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

    Woman hurt drinking iced tea with lye improves

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

    Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

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

    More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

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

    Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

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

    Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

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

    Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

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

    Study questions need for most people to cut salt

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

    High-res photo satellite launched from California

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

    Schatz wins over voters in tough US Senate primary

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

    1 dead, 1 hurt in northern California plane crash

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

    Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

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

    More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

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

    Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

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

    California cemeteries work to cope with drought

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

    Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

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

    US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

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

    APNewsBreak: Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

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

    Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate

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

    Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

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

    Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

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

    Woman steals San Diego police car, chase ensues

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

    Schatz wins Democratic Hawaii US Senate primary

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

    Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

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

    Vacation chief has traveled a long road with Obama

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

    Vet saves tiny kitten tossed from speeding car

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:50:34 GMT
    A tiny, 5-week-old kitten tossed from a speeding vehicle in Spokane, Washington, has been rescued and treated for a broken leg.
    A tiny, 5-week-old kitten tossed from a speeding vehicle in Spokane, Washington, has been rescued and treated for a broken leg.
  • Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:41:27 GMT
    A woman who drank sweet tea laced with a highly toxic industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has suffered deep, ulcerated burns in her upper esophagus.
    An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday.
  • Fire disables tanker off Oregon coast; 1 dead

    Fire disables tanker off Oregon coast; 1 dead

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:01:17 GMT
    The U.S. Coast Guard says an engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast and one crew member has died.
    An engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast, and one crew member has died, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.
  • NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

    NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:01:12 GMT
    The search for two missing Amish sisters who apparently were abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York ended with their safe return about 24 hours later when they were given a lift...
    A northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand.
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:52:55 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.
    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016...
  • Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

    Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:02:35 GMT
    In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority - first to county police and then to state troopers.
    In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority - first to county police and then to state troopers.
  • Officer's name begins to lift weeklong mystery

    Officer's name begins to lift weeklong mystery

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:11:00 GMT
    For nearly a week, the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has been a shadowy figure - nameless, faceless and seemingly shielded from the fury that has filled the...
    For nearly a week, the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has been a shadowy figure - nameless, faceless and seemingly shielded from the fury that has filled the streets of...
  • USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

    USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:01:24 GMT
    Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.
    Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.
  • National Guard on border, but not Perry's 1,000

    National Guard on border, but not Perry's 1,000

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:51:46 GMT
    In coming weeks, Texas National Guardsmen on two separate missions will be working along the Texas-Mexico border in South Texas.
    In coming weeks, Texas National Guardsmen on two separate missions will be working along the Texas-Mexico border in South Texas.
  • Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:53:36 GMT
    Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon...
    The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for...
  • Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Dead 100-year-old woman found in flooded basement

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:42:47 GMT
    A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable.
    The body of a 100-year-old suburban Detroit woman was found in her flooded condominium basement Tuesday, a day after heavy rain swamped much of the area and stranded motorists on water-clogged streets and freeways.
  • No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land

    No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:12:16 GMT
    The New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months is being sold at auction - even as prospective buyers...
    No one bid for the compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months.
  • Chief: Officer didn't know Brown was a suspect

    Chief: Officer didn't know Brown was a suspect

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:43:03 GMT
    Police reports say that the unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and his friend were suspects in a convenience store robbery on the day of the shooting.
    The chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.
  • Marine who urinated on corpses in Afghanistan dies

    Marine who urinated on corpses in Afghanistan dies

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:50:09 GMT
    The attorney for a retired Marine who pleaded guilty to urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters says the corporal has died in North Carolina.
    A decorated retired Marine whose career as a sniper was derailed by a video that showed him urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters has died, his attorney said Friday.
  • Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people

    Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:02:16 GMT
    You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to...
    You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to break...
  • US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

    US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

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

    Ferguson police to reveal officer's name Friday

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:40:05 GMT
    Police in Ferguson say they are planning to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
    Police in Ferguson say they are planning to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.
  • San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

    San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:42:53 GMT
    San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
    San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
  • Obama steps into another racially charged incident

    Obama steps into another racially charged incident

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:30 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:30:17 GMT
    For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president.
    For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president.
  • Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

    Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:20:02 GMT
    The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets.
    The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets.
  • Obama's involvement in 3 racially charged cases

    Obama's involvement in 3 racially charged cases

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:19:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press President Barack Obama has called for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot over the weekend by a...
    By The Associated Press President Barack Obama has called for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot over the weekend by a white...
  • Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

    Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:00:19 GMT
    Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers.
    The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting...
  • Rallies honor people who died at hands of police

    Rallies honor people who died at hands of police

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:39:31 GMT
    Thousands of people across the country attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer and other victims who organizers say died as a result of police...
    Thousands of people across the country attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer and other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality.
  • 2 Amish sisters safe after apparent abduction

    2 Amish sisters safe after apparent abduction

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

    Whitey Bulger's attorneys appeal his conviction

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

    Hawaii judge upholds timing of makeup primary

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:02:42 GMT
    A Hawaii judge on Thursday upheld the timing of a makeup primary election for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said they should have more time to...
    A Hawaii judge upheld the timing of a makeup primary election Thursday for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said residents should have more time to...
  • Synthetic drug seller gets 17½ years in prison

    Synthetic drug seller gets 17½ years in prison

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:59:27 GMT
    The owner of a now-closed Minnesota head shop was sentenced to 17½ years in prison Thursday for selling synthetic drugs in a case that prosecutors said should remove any doubts that substances sold under such names...
    The owner of a now-closed Minnesota head shop was sentenced to 17½ years in prison Thursday for selling synthetic drugs in a case that prosecutors said should remove any doubts that substances sold under such names as...
  • New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

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

    Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

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

    Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:21:17 GMT
    The images are reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets.
    The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets.
  • Prosecutors rest in ex-Virginia governor case

    Prosecutors rest in ex-Virginia governor case

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:07:05 GMT
    Prosecutors finished presenting their case to a jury Thursday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
    Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts...
  • Gay marriages could begin in Va., barring delay

    Gay marriages could begin in Va., barring delay

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:07:01 GMT
    A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation's highest court intervenes.
    A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation's highest court intervenes.
  • Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

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

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

    Subway Inn, old-time NYC dive bar, facing eviction

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:06:32 GMT
    The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has served the likes of neighborhood workers - and, legend has it, even Marilyn Monroe - pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to...
    The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has served the likes of neighborhood workers - and, legend has it, even Marilyn Monroe - pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to support...
  • For Obama, pitfalls and power in addressing race

    For Obama, pitfalls and power in addressing race

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

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

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:21:29 GMT
    The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.
    The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.
  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:41:40 GMT
    Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
    Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
  • AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

    AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:33:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.
    By The Associated Press People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.
  • US victims' lawyer: Arab Bank financed terrorists

    US victims' lawyer: Arab Bank financed terrorists

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:31:03 GMT
    American victims of suicide bombings in the Middle East have gone to federal court to demand that a Jordan-based bank be held liable for the bloodshed.
    A large Jordan-based bank funneled tens of millions of dollars to the families of suicide bombers and terrorist operatives with ties to Hamas during a deadly Palestinian uprising from 2001 to 2004, lawyers for American...
  • New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:21:29 GMT
    Officials have cleared and cleaned a homeless encampment in New Orleans where about 160 people had been living in tents, on cardboard boxes and other makeshift beds.
    Officials have cleared and cleaned a homeless encampment in New Orleans where about 160 people had been living in tents, on cardboard boxes and other makeshift beds.
  • Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

    Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:21:14 GMT
    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was due in court for a pretrial hearing in the drive-by killings of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.
    Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing Thursday in his Boston double homicide case.
  • Man gets life for killing, raping college student

    Man gets life for killing, raping college student

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

    Tsarnaev lawyers say November trial date too soon

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:20:00 GMT
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Thursday they likely won't be ready for a planned Nov. 3 trial date.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Thursday they likely won't be ready for a planned Nov. 3 trial date.
  • 8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist

    8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:09:58 GMT
    A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than $180,000, authorities said Thursday.
    A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than $180,000, authorities said Thursday.
  • Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

    Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:09:54 GMT
    The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
    The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Communities across US recover after floods

    Communities across US recover after floods

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:38:58 GMT
    Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.
    Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.
  • Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

    Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-08-14 09:19:34 GMT
    On the summer night Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman."
    On the summer night Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman."
  • Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart

    Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 08:38:53 GMT
    Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives.
    Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives.
  • School board votes to send back sex-ed textbook

    School board votes to send back sex-ed textbook

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-08-14 06:09:34 GMT
    The Fremont school board is sending back to the publisher a sex-education textbook after complaints from parents that it is too graphic for ninth-graders.
    The Fremont school board is sending back to the publisher a sex-education textbook after complaints from parents that it is too graphic for ninth-graders.
  • Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

    Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-08-14 05:18:41 GMT
    California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November, marking the largest water investment in decades for a state struggling with a historic drought.
    Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.
  • Feral horse fight brewing in New Mexico village

    Feral horse fight brewing in New Mexico village

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:18:55 GMT
    For decades, free-ranging horses have roamed this mountain village in New Mexico, galloping on residents' property, dashing along roads and attracting tourists and wildlife fans hoping to catch a glimpse.
    For decades, free-ranging horses have roamed this mountain village in New Mexico, galloping on residents' property, dashing along roads and attracting tourists and wildlife fans hoping to catch a glimpse.
  • Military base shelters for young immigrants close

    Military base shelters for young immigrants close

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

    Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

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

    Plane stowaway gets jail for probation violation

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

    2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:59:06 GMT
    Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry...
    Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have...
  • Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

    Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:58 GMT
    A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.
    A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.
  • Lawsuit over SFO runway death after Asiana crash

    Lawsuit over SFO runway death after Asiana crash

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:19:29 GMT
    The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Wednesday against the city, saying...
    The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Wednesday against the city, saying rescuers...
  • DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

    DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict

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

    Underground blasts rock downtown Indianapolis

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:00:05 GMT
    A series of small underground transformer explosions rocked downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, sending brownish-gray smoke billowing into the streets and forcing evacuations from nearby buildings.
    A series of small underground transformer explosions rocked downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, sending brownish-gray smoke billowing into the streets and forcing evacuations from nearby buildings.
  • More water headed to struggling Lake Mead

    More water headed to struggling Lake Mead

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:40:41 GMT
    One of the main reservoirs in a vast Colorado River water system that is struggling to serve the booming Southwest will get more water this year.
    One of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system that is struggling to serve the booming Southwest will get more water this year, but that won't be enough to pull Lake Mead back from near-record lows.
  • Ohio State band director received positive review

    Ohio State band director received positive review

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:32:13 GMT
    Ohio State University's fired marching band director was lauded for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was fired.
    Ohio State University's fired marching band director was lauded for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was fired, according to records the university...
  • Ex-doctor pleads guilty in overdose deaths

    Ex-doctor pleads guilty in overdose deaths

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:21:02 GMT
    A former Oklahoma doctor pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Wednesday in connection with the drug overdose deaths of several patients.
    A former Oklahoma doctor pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Wednesday in connection with the drug overdose deaths of several patients.
  • New York suburbs get entire summer's worth of rain

    New York suburbs get entire summer's worth of rain

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

    Iraqi religious persecution hits home in Nebraska

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:42:04 GMT
    Iekhan Safar moved from Iraq to Lincoln for the same reason that hundreds of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority, came to Nebraska's capital city: to live near family, far from the dangers they've long...
    Iekhan Safar moved from Iraq to Lincoln for the same reason that hundreds of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority, came to Nebraska's capital city: to live near family, far from the dangers they've long faced as a...
  • W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

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

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

    2 found dead in car trunk at San Diego crossing

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:39:32 GMT
    U.S. authorities on Wednesday filed smuggling charges against the driver of a car carrying two Mexican men found dead inside the trunk after it was inspected at a San Diego border crossing.
    U.S. authorities on Wednesday filed smuggling charges against the driver of a car carrying two Mexican men found dead inside the trunk after it was inspected at a San Diego border crossing.
  • Hearing postponed in Nevada dog decapitation case

    Hearing postponed in Nevada dog decapitation case

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:32:07 GMT
    A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room.
    A status hearing has been postponed for a 24-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering several dogs, leaving a gruesome scene in a Nevada motel room.
  • Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

    Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:19:53 GMT
    When the pressure of an oversaturated market became unbearable this year, some of Atlantic City's oldest casinos either closed their doors or announced plans to do so.
    A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.
  • Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

    Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:19:50 GMT
    An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.
    An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.
  • Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.

    Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:10:22 GMT
    A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
    Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
  • Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

    Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

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