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  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:15:15 GMT
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.
  • Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

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

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:15:10 GMT
    The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.
    The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.
  • California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

    California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:15:08 GMT
    The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking...
    The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter...
  • 2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

    2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:14:19 GMT
    Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.
    Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings.
  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:54:17 GMT
    FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
    FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:31 GMT
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
    Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:13 GMT
    A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man's lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise...
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it...
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:56:40 GMT
    Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas.
    A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...
  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:35:42 GMT
    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."
    A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...
  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:32:57 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...
    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...
  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:15:50 GMT
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.
    A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't...
  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:05:50 GMT
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.
  • Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

    Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:44:45 GMT
    Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two...
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:38:00 GMT
    The talk among Montana veterans has been about U.S. Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research paper he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:23:32 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
    Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on...
  • Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate

    Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:44:03 GMT
    A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was...
    A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly...
  • Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:43:55 GMT
    A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.
    A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage...
  • Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:15:32 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer...
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting...
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:13:53 GMT
    Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
    The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:24:30 GMT
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
  • California state senator facing additional charge

    California state senator facing additional charge

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:06:51 GMT
    A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.
    A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.
  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:06:45 GMT
    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to...
    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future...
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:44 GMT
    A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.
    A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...
  • After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

    After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:19:49 GMT
    By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too...
    By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to...
  • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:56:06 GMT
    A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.
    A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:55:29 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:55:18 GMT
    The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine - but it's not much of a bump.
    More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.
  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:29 GMT
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the...
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White...
  • Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:07:28 GMT
    Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground...
    Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't...
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:24 GMT
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:48 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...
  • States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:53:08 GMT
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with...
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types,...
  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:34:29 GMT
    Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.
    Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.
  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:15:18 GMT
    Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.
    Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the...
  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:32:24 GMT
    A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.
    A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:45:05 GMT
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore...
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...
  • Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:02:47 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
    A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.
  • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
    The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
    Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...
  • Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:46 GMT
    An 80-year-old man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman whom he had caught burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of...
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...
  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:22:52 GMT
    A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their...
    A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills.
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:15:07 GMT
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...
  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:16 GMT
    The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.
    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off...
  • Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:13 GMT
    A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the...
  • Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:35 GMT
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and...
  • Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

    Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:15:46 GMT
    A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.
    A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict.
  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:53:44 GMT
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law.
  • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

    Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:15:44 GMT
    A divided federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.
    A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of...
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
    Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.
  • Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:35:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held...
    By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an...
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:56:19 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court...
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
  • Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:46 GMT
    The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters...
    The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.
  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:44:18 GMT
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
  • Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

    Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:33:37 GMT
    Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad...
    Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad daylight -...
  • Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

    Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:15:16 GMT
    A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.
    The sentencing for a California wine collector convicted of selling fake wine was postponed on Thursday after his lawyers claimed that the government inflated the size of the fraud.
  • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:18 GMT
    A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
    Officials now say 19 people were seen for minor injuries when a tourist train derailed in southeast Alaska - an increase from the initial report of nine injuries.
  • Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:53:53 GMT
    A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.
    A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:52:37 GMT
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
  • How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:35:50 GMT
    By The Associated Press Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The...
    By The Associated Press Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated...
  • Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

    Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:23:59 GMT
    A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than...
    A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six...
  • Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

    Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:53:04 GMT
    German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.
    German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.
  • Fire season in West so far is below expectations

    Fire season in West so far is below expectations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:32 GMT
    Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.
    Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.
  • Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

    Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:25 GMT
    Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.
    Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:59 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:33:18 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...
    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...
  • Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

    Prayers for man who died in NY police custody

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:13:20 GMT
    Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his...
    Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was...
  • JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

    JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:44:36 GMT
    President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.
    President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:22:19 GMT
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...
  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:31:30 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:45 GMT
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:23 GMT
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:01 GMT
    A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his...
  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:41:34 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.
    A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:04:12 GMT
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an...
  • Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:51:33 GMT
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
  • Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:38 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a university police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.
    Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill...
  • Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:41:43 GMT
    It isn't a household name, but the company that's at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at...
    It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.
  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:31:11 GMT
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
    Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.
  • Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:57:10 GMT
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:53:39 GMT
    After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a...
  • Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

    Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:24:27 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.
  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:31:51 GMT
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
    Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
  • Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:26:25 GMT
    The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.
  • Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

    Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:02:02 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:56 GMT
    National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.
    The National Urban League wants to make sure job issues and economic insecurity are in the forefront of this fall's election campaigns, its leader said Wednesday as members of the civil rights organization gathered for...
  • Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:02 GMT
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:56:03 GMT
    For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
    For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
  • Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

    Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:46:27 GMT
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and...
    A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating...
  • Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

    Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:37:11 GMT
    Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.
    Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:21:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...
  • Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

    Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 06:11:27 GMT
    The recent death of a New Yorker in police custody is calling into question a police crackdown on petty offenses to discourage more serious crime.
    Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.
  • CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:03:50 GMT
    Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:46:40 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine...
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:53:36 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the...
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:06:41 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
    Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.
  • Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:06:08 GMT
    Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow an execution planned for Wednesday to proceed, saying Joseph Rudolph Wood can't establish he has a First Amendment right to the...
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:33:25 GMT
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder...
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that...
  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:11:21 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...
  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:41:23 GMT
    More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.
    More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.
  • Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

    Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:51:21 GMT
    Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court...
    Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the...
  • Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement

    Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:43:13 GMT
    Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally...
    Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat...
  • Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:31:22 GMT
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:34 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...
  • General: Guard to take observation role at border

    General: Guard to take observation role at border

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:53:27 GMT
    A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.
    Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.
  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:37 GMT
    The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
    The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
  • After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:35 GMT
    Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use...
    Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report...
  • Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

    Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:41:34 GMT
    A prosecutor says she expects three teens accused in the brutal slayings of two homeless men in New Mexico to be tried together as adults.
    The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.
  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:54:56 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...
  • Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:32:47 GMT
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
    An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized.
  • Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Man convicted of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:10:57 GMT
    A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.
  • Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

    Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:36 GMT
    A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
    A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:12:22 GMT
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:36 GMT
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
  • Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless

    Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 07:23:29 GMT
    A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police...
    A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say...
  • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:34 GMT
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.
    A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
  • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:25 GMT
    A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.
    The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:44:22 GMT
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal...
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the...
  • Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:41:23 GMT
    The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is...
    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to...
  • Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:33:25 GMT
    Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds...
    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
  • Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

    Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:31:24 GMT
    The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who...
    The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack...
  • Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:24 GMT
    Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:00:53 GMT
    The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.
    Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of...
  • Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal

    Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:20:27 GMT
    Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.
    Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's killing want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.
  • Police probe other attacks after transients killed

    Police probe other attacks after transients killed

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:11:21 GMT
    Police were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent...
    Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.
  • Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

    Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:53:14 GMT
    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.
    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.
  • JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:42:05 GMT
    A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.
    A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.
  • Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

    Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:41:58 GMT
    A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme...
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the drugs intended for his lethal injection, a decision that prompted state officials to say...
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:13 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
  • Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

    Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:50:15 GMT
    A 19-year-old Stockton man is expected to be charged Monday with triple-murder in the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other robbery suspects who died amid a violent police shootout in broad daylight,...
    A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun...
  • Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

    Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:42:04 GMT
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday.
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday.
  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:05 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:54:41 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:45:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama...
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:44:35 GMT
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore...
    A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:44 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...
  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:58 GMT
    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
  • Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:43:08 GMT
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
  • Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:22:34 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.
  • Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:52:16 GMT
    Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.
    Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.
  • 'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:25 GMT
    In an appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding justice for a man who died after an apparent police chokehold.
    Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New...
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:39:54 GMT
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along...
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a...
  • Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:10:38 GMT
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
  • Palestinian-American talks about Mideast beating

    Palestinian-American talks about Mideast beating

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:00:40 GMT
    A 15-year-old Palestinian-American from Florida who was taken into custody by Israeli security forces during a family visit to the Middle East says he was beaten and kicked so much he lost consciousness after the...
    A 15-year-old Palestinian-American from Florida who was taken into custody by Israeli security forces during a family visit to the Middle East says he was beaten and kicked so much he lost consciousness after the slaying...
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 08:00:57 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 06:40:39 GMT
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
  • Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

    Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:52:39 GMT
    Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.
    Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.
  • 6 die in 2 plane crashes in northern Arizona

    6 die in 2 plane crashes in northern Arizona

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:50:34 GMT
    Four people were killed after their plane crashed near Sedona, and officials say it might have caused a fire.
    Two small planes went down in separate crashes in northern Arizona Sunday, leaving six people dead, authorities said.
  • Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

    Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:40:03 GMT
    Now's the time to get moonstruck.
    Now's the time to get moonstruck.
  • 3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:30:20 GMT
    Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable.
    Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.
  • 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:22:34 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
  • Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

    Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:49:51 GMT
    New York State Police say a small plane has crashed near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.
    A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.
  • Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

    Police: California bank robber linked to 2 heists

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:30:17 GMT
    Police were investigating whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one...
    Police in Stockton, California, confirmed Sunday that a bank robber killed in a recent police shootout and hostage situation was among those suspected in an earlier heist at the same bank branch.
  • Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:25 GMT
    A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty...
    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
  • American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

    American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:10:00 GMT
    A Palestinian-American teen left with stitches and bruises from his detention by Israeli security forces hopes to return one day without incident to the Middle East, where he was beaten while visiting relatives.
    A Palestinian-American teen detained by Israeli security forces while on a family visit to the Middle East said Sunday he had been beaten, kicked and blindfolded after a cousin there was abducted and killed.
  • Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

    Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:19:25 GMT
    The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.
    The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 million bonus just five days after an underground truck fire closed the facility.
  • California man who co-authored Manson book dies

    California man who co-authored Manson book dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:20:42 GMT
    Curt Gentry, a San Francisco man who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true-crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.
    Curt Gentry, a San Francisco writer who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.
  • Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:39:39 GMT
    Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
    Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
  • Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

    Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:31:02 GMT
    California's ongoing drought could complicate the state's effort to combat global warming.
    Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.
  • Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Reactions to the death of James Garner

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:32:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
    By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
  • US communities diverge on child migrant response

    US communities diverge on child migrant response

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:25:07 GMT
    As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into the U.S., community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse are offering to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding...
    As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding...
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:24:42 GMT
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
  • Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

    Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:22:27 GMT
    Efforts to improve Detroit have not idled over the past year as the city put plans in place to restructure billions of dollars in debt during bankruptcy.
    Detroit neighborhoods are being relit, its vacant homes are being sold off or torn down, its public transportation is cleaner and more often on schedule and the city has renegotiated some burdensome union contracts.
  • No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:20:07 GMT
    Chicago Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while at a friend's house for a sleepover.
    The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet fired into her friend's home during a slumber party didn't allow the girl or her twin brother to play outside because she was so afraid of...
  • Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

    Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:51 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that many Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health....
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general...
  • Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

    Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:10:30 GMT
    Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.
    Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.
  • Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

    Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:13:17 GMT
    Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86.
    Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He...
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:09 AM EDT2014-07-20 07:09:17 GMT
    Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call...
    Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.
  • Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-07-20 06:03:14 GMT
    Rallies have been planned following the in-custody death of a New York City man police say had a heart attack during a struggle with officers.
    A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.
  • Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

    Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:53:10 GMT
    Police in the Northern California city of Stockton say they're looking for the driver of a car that was involved in a bank robbery and violent shootout that ended with three deaths, including a hostage.
    While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said they suspect the same men carried out other...
  • Trains running again in NY after rock slide

    Trains running again in NY after rock slide

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:52:41 GMT
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.
    Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks, halted trains and left hundreds of passengers without rides north of New York City.
  • Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution

    Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:09:00 GMT
    An appeals court has granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.
    A federal appeals court on Saturday granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his pending execution, putting it on hold until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be...
  • Federal immigration agent indicted in Utah attack

    Federal immigration agent indicted in Utah attack

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:19:41 GMT
    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor has been indicted in Utah.
    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor has been indicted in Utah.
  • Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

    Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:09:32 GMT
    The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.
    The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.
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