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Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:57:00 EST

A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post and is being questioned but is not under arrest.



California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:14:00 EST

A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.


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More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:00 EST

Investment firm Blackrock wants to know how gun makers will respond to school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and elsewhere.



Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:18:00 EST

President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".


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US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:25:00 EST

The head of the federal agency that grants visas has a message for anyone who interprets his new mission statement as anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no.".


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Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:05:00 EST

Law enforcement experts say it takes specialized and constant training to know how to act in an active shooter situation.


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After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:34:00 EST

'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.


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Judges decline to immediately throw out congressional map

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:35:00 EST

A panel of three Republican-appointed federal judges is in place to consider a request by eight sitting GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year's elections.



Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:04:00 EST

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicts him for felony invasion of privacy.


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Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:46:00 EST

Now it can be told: President Donald Trump goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.


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White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:44:00 EST

A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive.


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Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:34:00 EST

Survivors of Florida school shooting endure new assault, this time from internet trolls.


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US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:14:00 EST

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli is due back in court for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme.


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Retiree wins sweepstakes, plans to get her kicks on Route 66

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:14:00 EST

Pennsylvania retiree wins $1 million upfront, $5,000 a week for the rest of her life through Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes; she and husband hope to fulfill their dream of traveling US Route 66 from Chicago to California.


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Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:44:00 EST

Scientists are peering into the brains of "superagers" in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss.


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It's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:54:00 EST

Federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again.



Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:44:00 EST

Health officials see encouraging downturn in a flu season that surged for months.



Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:38:00 EST

While the Rev. Billy Graham's travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge and spiritual refueling.


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US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington's power

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:45:00 EST

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed.



AP-NORC Poll: People feel better about economy, not country

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:47:00 EST

Most Americans say things are bad in the U.S., but feel good about the economy.



Second judge says Trump can't keep stalling clean-air rules

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:34:00 EST

A second federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's efforts to delay an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.



Police: McDonald's manager fired at drive-thru customers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:14:00 EST

Police say a manager who fired shots at a car in a McDonald's drive-thru line in Cleveland faces felonious assault charges.



Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:04:00 EST

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.


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Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:14:00 EST

A condemned Texas inmate set for execution is awaiting word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott will accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.


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Protesters want Nevada to enforce gun background check law

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:55:00 EST

With protesters outside the courthouse calling for action, a Nevada judge is due to hear arguments about a voter-approved gun background-check law that has not been enforced since voters passed it in November 2016.



Correction: Fishing's Footprint story

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:14:00 EST

A new global study gives the first comprehensive snapshot of how extensive industrial fishing is.


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Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:14:00 EST

Two new studies from Spain provide the strongest evidence yet that Neanderthals created art.



Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:43:00 EST

Vice President Mike Pence has brought a newly revived advisory group to Florida's Kennedy Space Center.



Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:01:00 EST

State water officials are considering whether to adopt a range of permanent restrictions against wasting water as nearly half of California again in drought.


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Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:52:00 EST

Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids.


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Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:21:00 EST

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project.



The Latest: Australia says he's inspired by US tax cuts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:34:00 EST

President Donald Trump says "a lot of good things" will come from Friday's meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.


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Gothamist news sites brought back to life by public radio

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:55:00 EST

A local news website in New York abruptly shut down late last year after reporters unionized has a new life thanks to public radio.



The Latest: Gardner spokeswoman: No 'political games'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:59:00 EST

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has canceled plans to attend an annual meeting of the nation's governors following his indictment stemming from an extramarital affair.


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Correction: Arkansas Judge-Sex Allegations story

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:43:00 EST

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former judge from eastern Arkansas to five years in prison after he admitted he gave young male defendants lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors.


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Governors push bipartisan national health care compromise

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:14:00 EST

A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system.



AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:48:00 EST

Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.


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Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:44:00 EST

Florida inmate lets out blood-curdling scream, yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for 1993 rape and killing; authorities say 'no indication' last actions caused by lethal injection.


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Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:14:00 EST

Authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday.


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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:35:00 EST

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.



Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:14:00 EST

Longtime U.S. Rep John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights.


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California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:43:00 EST

The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct.


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Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:44:00 EST

Tourists catching a flight out of Las Vegas can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.


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Correction: Obit-Billy Graham story

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:05:00 EST

The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99.


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Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:04:00 EST

President Donald Trump wants the Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices.



Hernandez's fiancee sues to protect assets of home sale

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17:00 EST

Hernandez's fiancee sues estates of 3 men the former NFL star is charged with killing in effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of home.



Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:04:00 EST

Southwest Airlines says a child was hurt by a support dog on jet in Phoenix while passengers were boarding.



Florida executes inmate; Texas, Alabama executions halted

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:34:00 EST

Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night.


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GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:13:00 EST

A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.


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Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:21:00 EST

The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence.


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Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:08:00 EST

Kansas legislative leaders have canceled a debate on a gun-safety education bill giving preference to a National Rifle Association program in elementary schools.



Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:14:00 EST

Shelters open to help people evacuated from their homes amid flooding in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest.


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Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:24:00 EST

Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student.


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Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:14:00 EST

The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.



The Latest: No answer at home of school's ex-armed officer

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:54:00 EST

For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system.


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West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:04:00 EST

West Virginia teachers launch first statewide walked since 1990, complaining of low pay and benefits.


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Final tribute: Slain football coach is hailed as a 'hero'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:54:00 EST

Friends, students pay tribute to football coach who died saving students from school shooter.


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Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:44:00 EST

Police: Driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames.



Man who admitted Hawaii concert scam wants plea change

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:24:00 EST

A man who admitted to defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by lying about being able to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraiser concert now wants to take back his guilty plea.



FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:16:00 EST

A top FBI official is acknowledging the agency has lost public trust after it botched a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting.



US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:35:00 EST

In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence.


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Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:44:00 EST

Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.


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Funerals stir more tributes for school shooting victims

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:34:00 EST

Funeral services are stirring more tributes and remembrances for the 17 students and employees who were shot to death at a Florida high school.


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Correction: Neurologist-Sexual Abuse story

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:13:00 EST

A neurologist who already admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting patients in New York City.



Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:54:00 EST

The husband of an online exhibitionist found slain outside her suburban home has been arrested in her killing.



Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:34:00 EST

Investigators have arrested a man who they say shot and killed a postal worker while he was driving an 11-ton delivery rig on a Dallas highway.



Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:54:00 EST

An Iowa congressman has said in a sworn statement that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite evidence to the contrary.


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Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:13:00 EST

Prosecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail face criminal because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off.



Lawmaker facing charges he extorted page for sex resigns

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:08:00 EST

A Rhode Island state senator facing charges of sex extortion and video voyeurism has announced his resignation.



Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:36:00 EST

Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting.


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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:26:00 EST

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.



The Latest: Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral carefully

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:44:00 EST

The Rev. Billy Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, says his father would want to be remembered as a preacher.


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Former lawmaker accused of lying to FBI about $5K kickback

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:34:00 EST

A former New York assemblyman and Long Island county official has been charged with obstructing justice in a corruption probe.



Ideology tops facts in Texas history curriculum, experts say

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:35:00 EST

As Texas again begins revising what its 5.3-plus million students are taught, a group of academics has produced a report highlighting problems with the 2010 standards _ and ways to fix them.



Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:01:00 EST

A year of turmoil at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a mass resignation from a National Park system advisory board.


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Charges: Minneapolis father beat, raped twin daughters

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:11:00 EST

A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, raping them and chaining them to a bedroom door in a case described as torture.



Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:04:00 EST

Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US.



Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:23:00 EST

Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida's state capital for protests after last week's mass shooting committed what may have been their young movement's first act of civil disobedience.


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Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:25:00 EST

Republican congresswoman says 'many' people who commit mass murder are Democrats, but she offers no evidence; Democratic challenger calls her comments 'disgusting' and 'toxic'.


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Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:48:00 EST

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio put on defensive at televised town hall event by angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures after school shooting rampage.


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Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:41:00 EST

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.



Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:23:00 EST

Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates.


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Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:24:00 EST

Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior.



Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:55:00 EST

Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.


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The Latest: Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:03:00 EST

The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range.


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Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:55:00 EST

A sweep of MS-13 gang members on New York's Long Island that was praised by President Donald Trump has been shrouded in secrecy, with authorities refusing to release the names of the suspects or the charges against them.


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California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:25:00 EST

The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women.


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Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:43:00 EST

Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.


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Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:33:00 EST

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.



GOP leaders request hold on Pennsylvania congressional map

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:06:00 EST

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they're about to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional maps, two days after they were announced by the state's highest court.



Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:35:00 EST

The Rev. Billy Graham, dead at 99, was 'America's pastor' and a pioneer in use of television in mass evangelism.


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Billy Graham is remembered by secular and religious leaders

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:30:00 EST

Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning.


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Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:33:00 EST

Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.


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'How do we stop this?' School shooting threat spurs arrest

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:04:00 EST

Officials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones.



Woman in affair that led US rep to resign now seeks office

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:33:00 EST

A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation is now pursuing her own run for the U.S. House.



Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor's 2001 slaying

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:09:00 EST

Sixteen years after a federal prosecutor named Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department.


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Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:00 EST

Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of his injuries.


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Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:14:00 EST

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health.



NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:23:00 EST

Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators that the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates came down to warn drivers about the approaching train.



Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:23:00 EST

The fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared.


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