Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Soldier invites J.J. Watt to Army Ball

The video has been viewed more than 670,000 times on Facebook. It's been shared 21,054 times. Still, Army Pvt. Camille Coffey has yet to hear back from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Miss America thought answer would cost her crown

LOS ANGELES — Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell, named Miss America eight days ago, should be totally focused on the crown. Instead, she’s still thinking about the New England Patriots.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Hearing set to debate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl desertion charges

Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan, are likely to argue at his initial court hearing that his years of being held captive by the Taliban ...
By Juan Lozano

Facebook ready to test button that goes beyond 'like'

Facebook may finally be getting a button that lets you quickly express something beyond a "like."

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Uncertainty as Congress considers extending 9/11 health programs

NEW YORK - Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a new round of uncertainty looms for people exposed to the million tons of toxic dust that fell on New York when hijacked jets toppled the World ...
By David B. Caruso

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work

A Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion returned to work Tuesday after weeks away, walking silently into his small dental practice, past swarming media and a handful of protesters calling ...
By Kyle Potter

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Biden testing political waters in Florida

Vice President Joe Biden came to Florida to lend a hand to Senate Democrats and the administration's education agenda Wednesday on a trip watched for any hint that he'll seek the presidency.
By Ken Thomas

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear ...
By Erica Werner and Matthew Lee

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades — a period in which the nation's ...
By Summer Ballentine

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a ...
By Russell Contreras

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — "blunt impact projectiles" that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of ...
By Denise Lavoie

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

UPDATE: Virginia TV staffers killed on air

MONETA, Va. — A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday in Virginia by a gunman described as a disgruntled station employee, who himself died ...

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Racial identity of "Black Lives Matter" activist questioned

Shaun King, a blogger who identifies as black and rose to prominence in the aftermath of a police shooting last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, pushed back hard against claims on conservative ...
By Scott Stroud and Phillip Lucas

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

1st US tar sands mine set to open for business in Utah

On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild grasses, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never before done commercially in the United States: digging sticky, black, ...
By Brady McCombs

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Investigators to recommend Jenner face manslaughter

Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last ...
By Tami Abdollah

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

2 women pass Army Ranger School

Two women have passed the Army's Ranger School, becoming the first females to complete the grueling combat training program and earn the right to wear Ranger tabs on their ...

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

California measure fails to create green jobs

Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the ...
By Julia Horowitz

After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park rounds

Guardian Angels volunteers made a pointed return this month to Central Park for the first time in over two decades, citing a 26 percent rise in crime there so far this year.
By Jennifer Peltz

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Beaten Pomeranian found with note: 'We beat it 2 death lol'

 The beating death of a Pomeranian named Fox may have been eclipsed by the hand-written note left behind: "We beat it 2 death lol HAHAHA!"
By Marisol Medina

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Police confirm shooting at Ferguson protest

FERGUSON, Mo. — The anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, began with a solemn march in his honor and ended with a protest that grew increasingly ...
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Gov. Haley urges more SC evacuations
COLUMBIA - In a terse warning, South Carolina's governor urged thousands of people in low-lying areas near the coast to evacuate Thursday before a mass of water rumbling toward the ocean floods ...
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