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Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, 1st Cuban-American in Congress, to retire

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:51:00 EDT

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office.


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Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:50:00 EDT

Thousands of people across the country are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.



13 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:50:00 EDT

Authorities say fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit the small East Texas city of Canton.



Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:42:00 EDT

A former anchorman whose girlfriend was fatally shot on live TV says he's seeking a Virginia state House seat to give back to the community that helped him through his darkest days.



Horseman rides across US to bring attention to Agent Orange

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:42:00 EDT

A 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who inherited a love of horses and a dedication to military service from his late father is saddling up his horse with plans to ride it from California to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C.



Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:41:00 EDT

A shark has attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends in the ocean off a popular Southern California beach.


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Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:41:00 EDT

U.S. Senate candidate and ex-Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is putting his own spin on President Donald Trump's populist slogan "Make America Great Again.".


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Hacker claims release of stolen copies of Netflix series

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:30:00 EDT

A hacker is claiming to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is asking for an unspecified ransom not to release the entire fifth season online.



Stolen-car suspects investigated in LA shooting rampage

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:41:00 EDT

Authorities are investigating whether two suspects arrested in a stolen car are connected with a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs that killed one man and left three others wounded.



US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:31:00 EDT

US travelers could face shortage of yellow fever vaccine.


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AP Explains: Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:30:00 EDT

AP Explains: Can chronic meth use lead to psychosis?.


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Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:30:00 EDT

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait _ again.


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Locker room assault sparks effort to heal Idaho communities

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:01:00 EDT

Community leaders in Idaho are collecting stories of violence and discrimination in the wake of a sexual assault of a disabled black athlete by his white teammates that shocked not only a small town but residents across the state.


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No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:41:00 EDT

In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom complete with fresh flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.



Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:41:00 EDT

The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp.


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AP Explains: What is May Day?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:22:00 EDT

Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters are expected to rally Monday against Trump administration policies.


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Investments in Russia become focus in congressional race

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:41:00 EDT

Financial disclosures filed by Republican Greg Gianforte in his bid for congress show $240,000 in investments in Russian firms under sanction by the U.S. government.



Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:19:00 EDT

The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association is taking place Saturday night without its traditional star.


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LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:11:00 EDT

The 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots is being commemorated with peaceful marches and calls for a better future.


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Los Angeles deputies search for pair in rampage that kills 1

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Authorities say a man shot by a carjacker who went on a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs has died.



2nd company shuts oil, gas wells after fatal Colorado blast

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:51:00 EDT

A second petroleum company says it's shutting down and inspecting wells after a deadly house explosion near a gas well in Colorado.


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Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:51:00 EDT

A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risk for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year.



The Latest: Hacker releases stolen copies of Netflix series

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:40:00 EDT

A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black.".


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1 dead amid flooding, strong thunderstorms in Midwest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:10:00 EDT

Flooding caused by heavy rains in the Midwest has killed one person in Missouri, prompted numerous rescues and blocked roadways.


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Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after Texas tornado

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:20:00 EDT

Nearly 50 people have been taken to hospitals after a tornado swept through the small East Texas city of Canton.



The Latest: Deputies: Los Angles carjacker shoots, kills 1

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:10:00 EDT

Authorities say a man shot by a carjacker who went on a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs has died.



Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:29:00 EDT

The fate of a Utah woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy.



The Latest: Climate protesters in Chicago target Trump Tower

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:40:00 EDT

Speakers at climate rallies in New England are focusing on the danger climate change poses to coastal communities and on how marginalized groups have fewer financial resources to help them deal with the effects.


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Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:53:00 EDT

The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die.


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Missouri governor to pay fee for using nonprofit donor list

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:22:00 EDT

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign used a donor list from a charity he founded.



Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:52:00 EDT

Trump executive order directing federal agencies to seek out new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and Arctic for offshore drilling expected to face yearslong review, court challenges.


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Fyer Fest fiasco: Bahamas party becomes huge disappointment

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:12:00 EDT

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has expressed its deep disappointment in how a music, art and culture festival imploded, leaving hundreds stranded and angry.


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Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter rallies

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:19:00 EDT

Ann Coulter did not turn up Thursday in Berkeley where hundreds gathered raucously but peacefully in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement.


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Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:12:00 EDT

A young man has been arrested in the death of an 86-year-old California woman who was sexually assaulted and beaten during a morning walk.



Former officer charged with hitting kids with car, killing 1

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:40:00 EDT

Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a former Mississippi law enforcement officer driver accused of fleeing after hitting five children when they got off a school bus in central Florida.


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Police seeking charges, say bounty hunters shot 2 men

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:22:00 EDT

Police in Tennessee say investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend that began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, fatally wounding one of them.



Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:10:00 EDT

Experts say Arkansas will have a harder time getting more lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month.



Arkansas girl found dead after mom, great-uncle killed

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:49:00 EDT

Authorities say one of two Arkansas children reported missing after their mother's body was found in a creek has been found dead, and teams are still searching for the other child.



Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for an investigation after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney.


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The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:19:00 EDT

A U.S. official says North Korea has tested what was likely a medium-range ballistic missile.


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Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:24:00 EDT

The top court for the United Methodist Church says an openly lesbian bishop can stay on the job for now.


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Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:10:00 EDT

The Grand Canyon National Park says that a body that was found on Friday likely is 14-year-old Jackson Standefer, the hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the park during a family trip.



Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:00:00 EDT

A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.



Famed Houston lawyer Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes dies at 90

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:10:00 EDT

Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a Houston lawyer known for flamboyant but successful trial defenses of wealthy clients in Texas murder cases, has died.



Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:19:00 EDT

Federal judge in Chicago to sentence former head of the nation's third-largest school district for steering $23 million in city contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.



Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:29:00 EDT

At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court has agreed to hold off ruling on Obama-era carbon restrictions.



The Latest: Arkansas toddler found dead, 2nd child missing

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:01:00 EDT

Authorities say one of two Arkansas children reported missing after their mother's body was found in a creek has been found dead, and teams are still searching for the other child.



First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:20:00 EDT

First lady Melania Trump has dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals.



The Latest: Trump assures NRA he'll support gun rights

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:20:00 EDT

NRA convention attendees who want to hear Trump speak can't bring in firearms.


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Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:51:00 EDT

Advocates for gun control say they aren't being cowed by a pro-gun White House and Congress.


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George HW Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:38:00 EDT

Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.



Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:21:00 EDT

A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to crew members has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount.


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Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:18:00 EDT

Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a former Mississippi law enforcement officer driver accused of fleeing after hitting five children when they got off a school bus in central Florida.



Administration: No immediate plans to halt immigration order

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:09:00 EDT

The Trump administration has told two California counties it has no plans right now to seek a court ruling reinstating the president's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.



Denver moves to reduce jail sentences to avoid deportations

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:40:00 EDT

Denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to help some immigrants avoid deportation.



Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:51:00 EDT

A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought _ more than 100,000 years ago.


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Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:49:00 EDT

Scientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies.


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Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:49:00 EDT

The Supreme Court is considering a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public.



Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:19:00 EDT

President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community, the former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration.


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GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Republican lawmakers are pushing a plan to require the University of Wisconsin System to discipline students who disrupt speeches and presentations, and force campuses to remain neutral on public issues.


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Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:59:00 EDT

California lawmakers are considering a proposal that would overhaul the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurers and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.


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Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:59:00 EDT

For teenagers in treatment for addiction, returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends.


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Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:58:00 EDT

Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill.


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Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:41:00 EDT

Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies.


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'Bobbi Jene,' 'Keep the Change' top Tribeca Film Fest awards

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:17:00 EDT

"Keep the Change," a romance about a couple who meet at a community for people on the autistic spectrum, and "Bobbi Jene," a documentary about an American dancer in the Israeli dance company Batsheva, were the top winners at the 16th Tribeca Film Festival.



Actor Diane Guerrero meets immigrant taking refuge in church

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:37:00 EDT

Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in a Denver church basement.


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The Latest: Attorney: Reports of execution 'horrifying'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:27:00 EDT

A prison spokesman says an Arkansas inmate scheduled to be the fourth executed in a week opted to receive communion instead of a traditional last meal.


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No motive in Delaware trooper's fatal shooting, standoff

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:39:00 EDT

Police have not released the motive behind the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper that led to an all-night standoff which ended in the suspect's death.


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4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:10:00 EDT

Arkansas is reaching the end of an aggressive execution schedule as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in a week after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.


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Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:58:00 EDT

Ann Coulter says she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence, calling it "a dark day for free speech in America.".


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Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:51:00 EDT

Even as Republicans control the federal government and President Donald promises to roll back regulations, Texas wants more autonomy to decide its own laws.


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FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:50:00 EDT

Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users.


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Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:40:00 EDT

Republicans control the White House and Congress, but the groups that stand in opposition to the National Rifle Association say even in the face of daunting presidential election results _ they are ready to rumble.



Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:30:00 EDT

An off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol is being investigated for possibly starting a wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend.



Court: Employers can pay women less based on past salaries

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:28:00 EDT

A federal appeals court says an employer can justify salary discrepancies between men and women for the same work on the grounds that their wages were based on their previous salaries.



Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:17:00 EDT

Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.



FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:17:00 EDT

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.



Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:42:00 EDT

The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. It tolled again Wednesday when Eric Frein was sentenced to death.


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Gunman pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:11:00 EDT

Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and killing a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store remains barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender.


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2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:09:00 EDT

The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday.



Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:00:00 EDT

Accelerated repair work at New York's Penn Station beginning next month will cause further delays for already beleaguered commuters.



NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:50:00 EDT

The NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia.


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United moves to ease criticism with settlement, new policies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:47:00 EDT

United Airlines says it will raise the limit _ to $10,000 _ on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights.


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A glance at some of the recent executions around the globe

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:59:00 EDT

A glance at some of the recent executions around the globe.



Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:47:00 EDT

California police say they have detained a teenager in the apparently random beating death of an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk around a high school track.



New Mexico city seeks sugary drink tax

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:29:00 EDT

A voter initiative in New Mexico's capital city is being pitched as an educational lifeline for impoverished preschool-aged children and chided as the latest example of local government overreach sweeping progressive US cities.


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Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:20:00 EDT

Twitter's frequent presence in the news _ as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump _ has not translated into profit or meaningful user growth for the company.


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Texas backs tough 'sanctuary city' ban as federal push slows

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:10:00 EDT

The Republican-controlled Texas House has approved a ban on "sanctuary cities," mandating possible jail time for police chiefs and sheriffs who don't cooperate fully with federal immigration authorities.


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Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:10:00 EDT

The Florida Senate formally apologized to the families of four black men who were accused of raping a white teenager nearly seven decades ago in a case now seen as racial injustice.



Body of missing Joliet toddler found in mother's home

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:50:00 EDT

Authorities: The body of a 1½-year-old girl has been found at a "deplorable" Illinois home she and her mother shared with squatters.


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The Latest: Governor believes ambush killer is 'monster'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:27:00 EDT

A gunman who shot two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks, killing one, has been sentenced to death.


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Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:08:00 EDT

President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress.


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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:47:00 EDT

"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online.


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Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:30:00 EDT

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


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Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:40:00 EDT

Texas Republicans are poised to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities.


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Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:39:00 EDT

President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt.


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Anti-Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:40:00 EDT

A new anti-Trump bar in New York City is giving patrons the chance to put their money where their politics are by earmarking profits for a range of progressive causes.


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Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:40:00 EDT

Testimony is to continue in the fraud trial of Corrine Brown after prosecutors told jurors the former congresswoman from Florida financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties using donations made to a charity.


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The Latest: Fire company to serve as temporary shelter

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:29:00 EDT

Authorities say a local fire company has opened its doors to serve as a temporary shelter for residents prevented from returning to their homes while police continue to try to negotiate with the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper.


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Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:08:00 EDT

Delaware state police say a man shot and killed a state trooper outside a convenience store and later barricaded himself inside his house.


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