Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:54:00 EDTThree men accused of plotting to bomb Somali immigrants in western Kansas were only preparing to defend themselves in the event of "massive social upheaval" as they accumulated firearms and ammunition, a defense attorney...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:53:00 EDTA Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:43:00 EDTRepublican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:24:00 EDTFormer state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:33:00 EDTWhen her 6-year-old son was late getting home from school, his mother called a classmate's mom and got the news that would launch one of the nation's most infamous missing-child cases.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:33:00 EDTTwo Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:13:00 EDTThe 21-year-old daughter of one of men in the Utah-based music group The Piano Guys has been reported missing and may have gotten injured or lost on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, authorities say.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:53:00 EDTJim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:35:00 EDTA Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:33:00 EDTTwo months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:13:00 EDTThe Latest on an internal investigation by Minneapolis police into the November 2015 fatal shooting of a black man by two white officers on the city's north side (all times local):
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:03:00 EDTOklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:53:00 EDTThe faces are haunting.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:53:00 EDTThe union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities reached a tentative contract agreement Friday and immediately ended a walkout that was in its third day.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:53:00 EDTFederal railroad regulators said a meeting Friday with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held at the same time as a legislative hearing on last...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:13:00 EDTFederal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered beer and money to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife's cellphone because he suspected she was cheating...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:00 EDTThere have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:00 EDTA government attorney argued Friday that the mother of a 16-year-old Mexican boy killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a cross border shooting should not be allowed to sue the agent because the boy lacked significant...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:33:00 EDTMichelle Obama says the final White House concert of her husband's presidency is "going to be a good one."
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:13:00 EDTThe former Penn State assistant football coach suing Penn State told jurors Friday he was angered when told he could not return to team facilities after being put on leave the week Jerry Sandusky was charged with child...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:53:00 EDTBooks come in all sizes, but one 15th century Quran was so enormous, it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:33:00 EDTCourt officials prepared Friday to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:33:00 EDTWomen clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:43:00 EDTLady Gaga returned to the New York City bar where she performed years ago as an unsigned act on the eve of her new album's release, singing rock and pop songs for an audience including Robert De Niro, Helen Mirren,...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:33:00 EDTBy CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press As Keith and Felicia Scott looked at the ruins of their flooded-out house in North Carolina, the mold growing up the walls and the loose floorboards lying...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:03:00 EDTGoodyear is officially welcoming the second airship in the fleet replacing its famous blimps.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:33:00 EDTIn his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman's string of controversial claims.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:33:00 EDTThe Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:23:00 EDTEvan Bayh says that his Indianapolis condominium has long been his home, and that he has spent "lots and lots" of time there since deciding to run for his old Senate seat. But a copy of his schedule shows Bayh did not stay...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:44:00 EDTThe Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the May shooting death of Harambe, the zoo's 17-year-old gorilla.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:22:00 EDTA man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison under a plea deal after prosecutors say an Ohio thrift store worker found photos of him sexually assaulting a toddler that were in a tote bag he'd donated.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:13:00 EDTA second-grader says a substitute teacher in Ohio threatened to cut off students' heads and bury them if they misbehaved.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:12:00 EDTSaying that consuming too much sugar is a serious health problem, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told the soft drink industry to stop using his name in ads fighting proposed soda taxes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:02:00 EDTSouthern California was slammed with the second day of a heat wave Thursday that raised the risk of wildfires and left many schoolchildren to sweat it out in aging classrooms.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:42:00 EDTFederal officials cannot enforce a contract being proposed by the commercial fishing industry as a solution to concerns about foreign fishing crews in Hawaii, leaving the industry responsible for enforcing its own rules.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:04:00 EDTA Democratic-aligned group at the center of an Indiana investigation into possible voter fraud said Thursday it focused on registering black residents of Indiana because the state had the nation's lowest overall voter...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:43:00 EDTPolitical donors have spent a record $458 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on state ballots in a single...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:22:00 EDTA sheriff's deputy shot dead in rural northern California was killed by a man listed in state records as a registered sex offender shortly after the deputy arrived at a home to investigate a domestic disturbance,...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:05:00 EDTAn injured firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for helping to evacuate a building before a powerful gas explosion in a Portland shopping district said Thursday he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:00 EDTJurors heard Thursday that a former Penn State head football coach testified that Mike McQueary told him years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that he had made a complaint about Sandusky to university administrators.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:13:00 EDTBy MEGAN TRIMBLE Associated Press Pennsylvania's higher education system said it had no official contract talks with its union Thursday, but said negotiators still were looking for a way forward...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:42:00 EDTSeated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:12:00 EDTThe National Park Service must attract younger and more racially diverse visitors to the areas it manages, and it will probably uncover more cases of sexual harassment in its workforce of 22,000 employees following a...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:02:00 EDTNew Jersey's commuter railroad is facing growing calls for more scrutiny at federal and state levels amid questions about its safety after one of its trains crashed into a station last month, killing a woman on the...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:02:00 EDTSix months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:52:00 EDTAn Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period says in a recorded police interview that she smothered each boy with a blanket because she didn't want to see them suffering.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:42:00 EDTDonald Trump's reference to Hillary Clinton as "a nasty woman" during the last presidential debate before the election has inspired reactions ranging from disgust to mockery. For many women, the moment Wednesday night...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:34:00 EDTA historic mountaintop stone cabin that was gutted by an accidental fire caused by the sons of a snowboard company founder almost a year ago has been rebuilt and will be ready for guests soon.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:32:00 EDTA labor union that has demonstrated against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a judge's decision barring it from entering the retail giant's property for anything other...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:32:00 EDTThe panda population in the United States is dropping by three.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:24:00 EDTFederal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:13:00 EDTThe two co-defendants in the drug and rape case that brought down one-time NFL star Darren Sharper were formally sentenced Thursday to lengthy prison terms - after hearing blistering condemnations from two of their victims...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:12:00 EDTIn this small South Carolina town near the Georgia line, where some say the Confederacy was born and died, descendants of a man lynched 100 years ago are erecting a downtown memorial to him and other black men killed by...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:46:00 EDTMoments after being convicted in a California courtroom of sexual assaulting a child, a former high school English teacher pulled out a razor blade and slashed his throat.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:12:00 EDTIowa State University's governing board ordered an audit Thursday of every flight President Steven Leath has taken on school airplanes, and its leader said some of the trips appear "questionable at best."
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:52:00 EDTIf your heart is going to stop, right outside a hospital is not a bad place for it.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:12:00 EDTDerrick Rose is at a crossroads in his basketball career and one of the biggest moments in what could be a make-or-break year for the former NBA MVP didn't happen on the court.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:12:00 EDTAs a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:52:00 EDTPolice say a 13-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet while he was lying in bed inside a Massachusetts apartment.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:22:00 EDTA sheriff's deputy in a Northern California county near the Oregon border was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:15:00 EDTA man convicted of killing an Atlanta police officer and wounding a second officer with an AR-15 rifle was executed late Wednesday, becoming the seventh inmate put to death in Georgia this year.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:22:00 EDTA day after warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged Wednesday that many of the thousands of altered registration records she flagged might just be residents rushing to...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:02:00 EDTGovernment investigators said Wednesday they are looking into allegations that Department of Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado kept unofficial lists of veterans waiting for health care that could conceal how long it...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:52:00 EDTHawaii lawmakers held a meeting to discuss conditions in the Hawaii longline fishing fleet and heard from an observer who described what it's like to live on the boats.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:42:00 EDTThe Latest on a meeting to discuss conditions among the Hawaii longline fleet (all times local):
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:33:00 EDTIt was anything but quiet outside the college campus in Las Vegas that was the site for the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:32:00 EDTCalifornia's attorney general is conducting a criminal investigation into whether employees at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo bank stole customers' identities in the sales practices scandal that rocked the bank...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:42:00 EDTIf your heart is going to stop, right outside a hospital is not a bad place for it.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:42:00 EDTPolice have released two men who were arrested after a shooting at a South Los Angeles birthday party left four people dead.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:32:00 EDTStudents at two San Francisco schools where classmates were shot the previous day walked arm-in-arm as they exited classes Wednesday and called for an end to violence.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:54:00 EDTA powerful natural gas explosion rocked a busy Portland, Oregon, shopping district Wednesday, injuring eight people and igniting a fire that sent a huge plume of smoke over the heart of the city.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:42:00 EDTIvanka Trump, arguably her father's most influential surrogate, suggested Wednesday that the Republican nominee will honor the results of the election if he loses.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:42:00 EDTA judge presiding over a lawsuit that protests how Arizona carries out the death penalty extracted promises in court from the state Wednesday that it won't use the sedative midazolam in future executions.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:32:00 EDTBy PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press Thick smoke from a blaze set to reduce wildfire risks blinded motorists Wednesday on the main highway across northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon, causing numerous...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:32:00 EDTNew York City's mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her "tragic" and "unacceptable" death resulted from failure to...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:12:00 EDTThe final cleanup is underway in Anchorage after the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake helped turn a sea-side bluff into an auto junkyard.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:02:00 EDTRevisiting a crime that shattered a bygone era's sense of safety, prosecutors on Wednesday launched their second bid for a conviction in one of the nation's most influential missing-child cases, the 1979...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:02:00 EDTA 29-year-old Alaska man opened fire on a Fairbanks police officer, took his gun, stomped on his head and taunted him as the officer stood and tried to get away, state prosecutors said in a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:02:00 EDTNBA star Derrick Rose and two friends were cleared Wednesday in a $21.5 million lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:02:00 EDTWill Donald Trump's first boyhood home in New York City be worth more, or less, after the election?
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:42:00 EDTVice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the White House's "moonshot" to find a cure for cancer has been making real progress in the past year, but more needs to be done as the nation prepares to elect a new...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:42:00 EDTThe Latest on a gas explosion in a Portland, Oregon, business district (all times local):
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:42:00 EDTThe government on Wednesday recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time anywhere in Florida's Miami-Dade County.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:32:00 EDTSanta Ana winds gusted out of the mountains of Southern California on Wednesday, driving up temperatures and fanning several small brush fires that erupted in the drought-stricken region.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:32:00 EDTA NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has hit another snag.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:22:00 EDTA former California college student was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for trying to aid the Islamic State group.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:02:00 EDTA man convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager pulled a razor blade and slashed his throat in an Orange County courtroom Wednesday moments after the verdict.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:02:00 EDTJurors in a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit were read testimony Wednesday by a former Penn State athletic director who denied a claim by a main witness against Jerry Sandusky that he was terminated as an assistant...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:32:00 EDTProfessors at 14 state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students after contract negotiations hit an impasse.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:12:00 EDTThe 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first children whose disappearance was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:04:00 EDTJustice Department officials are warning that they'll be dispatching fewer trained election observers as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:22:00 EDTPolice released a batch of 911 recordings Wednesday from the first two shootings in a wave of Phoenix serial killings earlier this year, hoping that the calls might revive an investigation that has generated few leads in...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:52:00 EDTThe Latest on the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial (all times local):
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:32:00 EDTNational wildlife refuge occupier Ryan Bundy twice referenced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his closing argument Wednesday, and he told jurors to "stand for freedom" and find him not guilty.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:42:00 EDTSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid blamed Russia for leaks of Democratic Party emails that he says are part of an effort to sway the U.S. election, and he said he has no idea why Republican presidential candidate Donald...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:02:00 EDTInfections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:13:00 EDTA record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:12:00 EDTWith measurable snowfall already dusting parts of the Rocky Mountains and Northwest, the 2016 wildfire season has wrapped up in much of the West, despite some flames still flaring in Southern California and Colorado.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:01:00 EDTMichigan should consider abandoning its one-person emergency management structure and instead install a team of three experts when deficit-ridden municipalities and school districts fall under state control, according to a...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:42:00 EDTSend in the frowns.