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  • Train With Plane Crash Bodies Leaves Rebel Town

    Train With Plane Crash Bodies Leaves Rebel Town

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:44:11 GMT
    A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.more>>
    A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.more>>
  • 2 Americans Killed In Fighting In Gaza Strip

    2 Americans Killed In Fighting In Gaza Strip

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:04:34 GMT
    Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel. The young men's love of Israel ultimately led them to join the Israel Defense Forces, and they ended up fighting for the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip this week. On Sunday, Steinberg, 24, and Carmeli, 21, were killed there.more>>
    Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel. The young men's love of Israel ultimately led them to join the Israel Defense Forces, and they ended up fighting for the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip this week. On Sunday, Steinberg, 24, and Carmeli, 21, were killed there.more>>
  • Bartusiak, Actress From 'The Patriot', Dies At 21

    Bartusiak, Actress From 'The Patriot', Dies At 21

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:32:55 GMT
    Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.more>>
    Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.more>>
  • Police: Movie, TV Legend James Garner Dies

    Police: Movie, TV Legend James Garner Dies

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:28:54 GMT
    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 was 86.more>>
    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 was 86.more>>
  • Helpful Weather Coming To Washington Wildfires

    Helpful Weather Coming To Washington Wildfires

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:45:32 GMT
     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.more>>
     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.more>>
  • RJ Reynolds Vows To Fight $23.6B In Damages

    RJ Reynolds Vows To Fight $23.6B In Damages

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:55:52 GMT
    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.more>>
    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.more>>
  • Thousands Flee Major Battle With Israel In Gaza

    Thousands Flee Major Battle With Israel In Gaza

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:13:19 GMT
     Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. more>>
     Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. more>>
  • Officer In Fatal Ny Arrest Stripped Of Gun, Badge

    Officer In Fatal Ny Arrest Stripped Of Gun, Badge

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:45:37 GMT
    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.more>>
    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.more>>
  • Prison Roof In Texas Collapses, 19 Inmates Injured

    Prison Roof In Texas Collapses, 19 Inmates Injured

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:50:37 GMT
    Authorities said the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.more>>
    Authorities said the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.more>>
  • 59 Migrants Deported From Us Arrive In Honduras

    59 Migrants Deported From Us Arrive In Honduras

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:57:40 GMT
    A flight carrying 59 women and children arrived Friday in Honduras from New Mexico, the second group of migrants from the Central American country to be deported from the United States this week.more>>
    A flight carrying 59 women and children arrived Friday in Honduras from New Mexico, the second group of migrants from the Central American country to be deported from the United States this week.more>>
  • Fedex Charged With Assisting Illicit Pharmacies By Shipping Drugs Without Prescriptions

    Fedex Charged With Assisting Illicit Pharmacies By Shipping Drugs Without Prescriptions

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:19:01 GMT
    Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.more>>
    Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.more>>
  • Germany Tops Argentina 1-0 In Extra Time For World Cup Win

    Germany Tops Argentina 1-0 In Extra Time For World Cup Win

    Sunday, July 13 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-13 23:01:57 GMT
    Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.more>>
    Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.more>>
  • Tracy Morgan Released From Rehab Month After Crash

    Tracy Morgan Released From Rehab Month After Crash

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:19:44 GMT
    Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.more>>
    Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.more>>
  • Associate: Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones, Dies

    Associate: Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones, Dies

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:48:38 GMT
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.more>>
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.more>>
  • 1 Worker Hurt In Chemical Leak At Georgia Plant

    1 Worker Hurt In Chemical Leak At Georgia Plant

    Monday, July 7 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:23:35 GMT
    Investigators are trying to determine what caused a leak at a Georgia chemical plant that injured a worker.more>>
    Investigators are trying to determine what caused a leak at a Georgia chemical plant that injured a worker.more>>
  • Washington State Issues 24 Marijuana Shop Licenses

    Washington State Issues 24 Marijuana Shop Licenses

    Monday, July 7 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:14:19 GMT
    Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business.more>>
    Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business.more>>
  • Some US-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn On Phones

    Some US-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn On Phones

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-07 15:58:18 GMT
    Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.more>>
    Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.more>>
  • 2nd Girl Dies After Dresser Falls On Young Sisters

    2nd Girl Dies After Dresser Falls On Young Sisters

    Sunday, July 6 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:14:48 GMT
    Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a second little girl has died after a dresser toppled onto her and her sister.more>>
    Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a second little girl has died after a dresser toppled onto her and her sister.more>>
  • California Shark Bite Victim Feared For His Life

    California Shark Bite Victim Feared For His Life

    Sunday, July 6 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-07 00:39:11 GMT
    Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.more>>
    Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.more>>
  • Electric Cord Sparked Fire That Killed Firefighter

    Electric Cord Sparked Fire That Killed Firefighter

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:24:23 GMT
     A high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said Sunday, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental.more>>
     A high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said Sunday, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental.more>>
  • California Man Blows Off Hands With Fireworks

    California Man Blows Off Hands With Fireworks

    Sunday, July 6 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-06 20:43:39 GMT
     A Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.more>>
     A Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.more>>
  • 6 Jewish Suspects Arrested In Slaying Of Arab Teen

    6 Jewish Suspects Arrested In Slaying Of Arab Teen

    Sunday, July 6 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-06 20:13:34 GMT
     Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week - a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country.more>>
     Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week - a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country.more>>
  • Philadelphia Fire Kills 4 Kids, Engulfs 10 Houses

    Philadelphia Fire Kills 4 Kids, Engulfs 10 Houses

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-06 02:07:35 GMT
    Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A woman and three other children escaped through a second-floor window.more>>
    Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A woman and three other children escaped through a second-floor window.more>>
  • Shark Bites Man Near Southern California Beach

    Shark Bites Man Near Southern California Beach

    Saturday, July 5 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-06 01:37:12 GMT
    A swimmer was bitten Saturday by a juvenile great white shark that grew agitated trying to free itself from a hook a fisherman had thrown into the water off Southern California's Manhattan Beach Pier, officials said.more>>
    A swimmer was bitten Saturday by a juvenile great white shark that grew agitated trying to free itself from a hook a fisherman had thrown into the water off Southern California's Manhattan Beach Pier, officials said.more>>
  • Video Shows Officer Punching Woman On La Freeway

    Video Shows Officer Punching Woman On La Freeway

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-05 03:12:16 GMT
    The California Highway Patrol said Friday it is investigating video of one of its officers straddling a woman and punching her in the head as she lay on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.more>>
    The California Highway Patrol said Friday it is investigating video of one of its officers straddling a woman and punching her in the head as she lay on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.more>>
  • North Carolina Coast Survives Hurricane Arthur

    North Carolina Coast Survives Hurricane Arthur

    Friday, July 4 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-05 02:30:08 GMT
    Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.more>>
    Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.more>>
  • Police: Dad Intentionally Left Child In Hot Car

    Police: Dad Intentionally Left Child In Hot Car

    Friday, July 4 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-04 20:03:04 GMT
    Justin Ross Harris was a devoted and loving father who talked about his toddler son often, his friends and family say. But prosecutors have portrayed him as a man unhappy in his marriage who exchanged nude photos with several women as his son died in a hot SUV.more>>
    Justin Ross Harris was a devoted and loving father who talked about his toddler son often, his friends and family say. But prosecutors have portrayed him as a man unhappy in his marriage who exchanged nude photos with several women as his son died in a hot SUV.more>>
  • Free Birth Control Becoming Standard For Women

    Free Birth Control Becoming Standard For Women

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:57:57 GMT
    More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.more>>
    More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.more>>
  • Obama On Fourth: Rights, Equality Fuel US Success

    Obama On Fourth: Rights, Equality Fuel US Success

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:51:30 GMT
    President Barack Obama said the U.S. has only succeeded because generations of Americans have fought to expand rights and opportunity to more people.more>>
    President Barack Obama said the U.S. has only succeeded because generations of Americans have fought to expand rights and opportunity to more people.more>>
  • Solid US Job Gains Pointing To Stronger Recovery

    Solid US Job Gains Pointing To Stronger Recovery

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:47:54 GMT
    The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health.more>>
    The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health.more>>
  • July Fourth Celebrations Include Fireworks, Food

    July Fourth Celebrations Include Fireworks, Food

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:35:27 GMT
    The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music.more>>
    The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music.more>>
  • Arthur Threatens July 4th Plans Along East Coast

    Arthur Threatens July 4th Plans Along East Coast

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:25:58 GMT
    A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.more>>
    A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.more>>
  • Groups Want To See Montana Judge's Racist Emails

    Groups Want To See Montana Judge's Racist Emails

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-02 19:59:46 GMT
    A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama.more>>
    A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama.more>>
  • Ahead Of July 4th, East Coast Eyes Tropical Storm

    Ahead Of July 4th, East Coast Eyes Tropical Storm

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:03:38 GMT
    Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.more>>
    Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.more>>
  • Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban Nixed, But No Weddings Yet

    Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban Nixed, But No Weddings Yet

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:21:21 GMT
    Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.more>>
    Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.more>>
  • Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director Mazursky Dies

    Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director Mazursky Dies

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-02 03:16:19 GMT
    Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.more>>
    Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.more>>
  • Court Orders Indiana To Recognize 1 Gay Marriage

    Court Orders Indiana To Recognize 1 Gay Marriage

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:00:26 GMT
    A federal appeals court has ordered Indiana to recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple on the death certificate that is issued when one terminally ill partner dies.more>>
    A federal appeals court has ordered Indiana to recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple on the death certificate that is issued when one terminally ill partner dies.more>>
  • Baker Funeral Being Held In Tennessee Hometown

    Baker Funeral Being Held In Tennessee Hometown

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-01 18:15:00 GMT
    The funeral for former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. is getting underway in his rural Tennessee hometown near the Kentucky state line.more>>
    The funeral for former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. is getting underway in his rural Tennessee hometown near the Kentucky state line.more>>
  • GM Returns Stolen Corvette To Owner After 33 Years

    GM Returns Stolen Corvette To Owner After 33 Years

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-01 18:09:57 GMT
    The last time George Talley saw his beloved 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was when he parked it on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit in 1981. That was 33 years ago, and Talley had believed the sports car was long gone until a surprise June 13 phone call from auto insurer AAA telling him his Vette was at a police station in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, about 840 miles southwest of Detroit.
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    The last time George Talley saw his beloved 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was when he parked it on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit in 1981. That was 33 years ago, and Talley had believed the sports car was long gone until a surprise June 13 phone call from auto insurer AAA telling him his Vette was at a police station in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, about 840 miles southwest of Detroit.

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  • GM Safety Crisis Grows As Recalls Mount

    GM Safety Crisis Grows As Recalls Mount

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:15:10 GMT
    General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.more>>
    General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.more>>
  • Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule

    Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:12:21 GMT
    A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.more>>
    A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.more>>
  • Altidore, Referee Focus Before US-Belgium Game

    Altidore, Referee Focus Before US-Belgium Game

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:06:56 GMT
    They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready. The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday.more>>
    They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready. The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday.more>>
  • US Says Jozy Altidore Available To Play Vs Belgium

    US Says Jozy Altidore Available To Play Vs Belgium

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:12:48 GMT
    Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in Tuesday's World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to the starting lineup.more>>
    Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in Tuesday's World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to the starting lineup.more>>
  • North Korea Preparing To Try 2 American Tourists

    North Korea Preparing To Try 2 American Tourists

    Monday, June 30 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-06-30 17:54:13 GMT
    North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it said were hostile acts against it.more>>
    North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it said were hostile acts against it.more>>
  • Obama Taps Business Exec To Oversee Troubled VA

    Obama Taps Business Exec To Oversee Troubled VA

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-06-30 13:43:52 GMT
    Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups.more>>
    Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups.more>>
  • 'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

    'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-06-30 12:33:52 GMT
    Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.more>>
    Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.more>>
  • Suspects Sought After 9 Shot On Bourbon Street

    Suspects Sought After 9 Shot On Bourbon Street

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-06-30 12:11:07 GMT
    Police continued searching Monday for two men who exchanged gunfire on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, leaving nine people shot in the crossfire, including two who were in critical condition.more>>
    Police continued searching Monday for two men who exchanged gunfire on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, leaving nine people shot in the crossfire, including two who were in critical condition.more>>
  • GM Crash Victim Payment Plan Won't Have Limit

    GM Crash Victim Payment Plan Won't Have Limit

    Saturday, June 28 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-06-29 02:19:35 GMT
    When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he'll have an open wallet.more>>
    When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he'll have an open wallet.more>>
  • Warrant: Man Did Web Search On Kids Dying In Cars

    Warrant: Man Did Web Search On Kids Dying In Cars

    Saturday, June 28 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-06-28 21:11:42 GMT
    A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told police he feared it could happen, according to documents released Saturday as the boy's family planned a funeral in Alabama.more>>
    A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told police he feared it could happen, according to documents released Saturday as the boy's family planned a funeral in Alabama.more>>
  • Bobby Womack, Singer With Brave 2nd Act, Dies

    Bobby Womack, Singer With Brave 2nd Act, Dies

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-06-28 02:54:47 GMT
    Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.more>>
    Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.more>>
  • Court Ruling Comes As Obama's Use Of Power Tested

    Court Ruling Comes As Obama's Use Of Power Tested

    Friday, June 27 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-06-27 17:47:16 GMT
    Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in one case Obama had gone too far.more>>
    Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in one case Obama had gone too far.more>>
  • US Ready To Take On Belgium In World Cup

    US Ready To Take On Belgium In World Cup

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:38:56 GMT
    Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called "Group of Death," it's time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium on Tuesday night in the round of 16, hoping to show they're better than the U.S. team that lost in overtime to Ghana in the second round four years ago.more>>
    Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called "Group of Death," it's time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium on Tuesday night in the round of 16, hoping to show they're better than the U.S. team that lost in overtime to Ghana in the second round four years ago.more>>
  • Thousands In US Turn Out To Watch World Cup Match

    Thousands In US Turn Out To Watch World Cup Match

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-06-27 02:58:58 GMT
    Jose Arriaga has run out of excuses for missing work to watch the U.S. men's soccer team in the World Cup.more>>
    Jose Arriaga has run out of excuses for missing work to watch the U.S. men's soccer team in the World Cup.more>>
  • Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

    Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:12:30 GMT
    A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.more>>
    A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.more>>
  • Court Lets Celeb Hunter Travel While On Probation

    Court Lets Celeb Hunter Travel While On Probation

    Thursday, June 26 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-06-26 12:45:32 GMT
    A judge is allowing a celebrity hunter who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas to travel abroad while on probation once his ban from hunting worldwide expires.more>>
    A judge is allowing a celebrity hunter who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas to travel abroad while on probation once his ban from hunting worldwide expires.more>>
  • Vandy's Lone Homer Produces National Championship

    Vandy's Lone Homer Produces National Championship

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-06-26 10:31:39 GMT
    John Norwood's tie-breaking homer into the left-field bullpen against Nick Howard in the eighth inning Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park delivered a 3-2 victory over Virginia that gave the Commodores' their first national championship in a men's sport.more>>
    John Norwood's tie-breaking homer into the left-field bullpen against Nick Howard in the eighth inning Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park delivered a 3-2 victory over Virginia that gave the Commodores' their first national championship in a men's sport.more>>
  • US Counting On Tim Howard In Goal Against Germany

    US Counting On Tim Howard In Goal Against Germany

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:02:35 GMT
    Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American teammates. There were a number of such moments Sunday night in a 2-2 tie against Portugal, and the Americans are counting on more of the same when they face three-time champion Germany on Thursday with a berth in the World Cup's knockout round at stake.more>>
    Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American teammates. There were a number of such moments Sunday night in a 2-2 tie against Portugal, and the Americans are counting on more of the same when they face three-time champion Germany on Thursday with a berth in the World Cup's knockout round at stake.more>>
  • Justices Rule For Broadcasters In Fight With Aereo

    Justices Rule For Broadcasters In Fight With Aereo

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:59:20 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.more>>
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.more>>
  • US Economy Shrank At Steep 2.9 Percent Rate In Q1

    US Economy Shrank At Steep 2.9 Percent Rate In Q1

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:57:19 GMT
    The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.more>>
    The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.more>>
  • Justices: 'Get A Warrant' To Search Cellphones

    Justices: 'Get A Warrant' To Search Cellphones

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:42:53 GMT
     In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.more>>
     In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.more>>
  • NTSB Faults Pilot 'Mismanagement' In Asiana Flight

    NTSB Faults Pilot 'Mismanagement' In Asiana Flight

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-06-25 12:01:02 GMT
    Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.more>>
    Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.more>>
  • Storm Damages Homes In Indianapolis, Outskirts

    Storm Damages Homes In Indianapolis, Outskirts

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-06-25 02:29:49 GMT
    A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on Tuesday damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said.more>>
    A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on Tuesday damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said.more>>
  • Kurdish Leader Cites 'New Reality' In Iraq

    Kurdish Leader Cites 'New Reality' In Iraq

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-06-24 19:04:48 GMT
    Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country's divided factions.more>>
    Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country's divided factions.more>>
  • Obama Encouraging Family-Friendly Work Policies

    Obama Encouraging Family-Friendly Work Policies

    Monday, June 23 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-06-23 18:39:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama said many American women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. The president has told a summit on working families that it's an issue this country isn't handling very well.more>>
    President Barack Obama said many American women can't even get a paid day off to give birth. The president has told a summit on working families that it's an issue this country isn't handling very well.more>>
  • Kerry Confronts Threat Of New War In Iraq

    Kerry Confronts Threat Of New War In Iraq

    Monday, June 23 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-06-23 18:36:30 GMT
    Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.more>>
    Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.more>>
  • Border Patrol Shelves Plans For California Flights

    Border Patrol Shelves Plans For California Flights

    Sunday, June 22 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-06-23 02:26:58 GMT
    The Border Patrol's parent agency says it has canceled flights to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from South Texas to California for processing but says plans could be reinstated.more>>
    The Border Patrol's parent agency says it has canceled flights to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from South Texas to California for processing but says plans could be reinstated.more>>
  • Army: Bergdahl Shifted To Outpatient Care

    Army: Bergdahl Shifted To Outpatient Care

    Sunday, June 22 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-06-23 01:06:08 GMT
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday.more>>
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday.more>>
  • Israeli Military Carries Out Airstrikes In Syria

    Israeli Military Carries Out Airstrikes In Syria

    Sunday, June 22 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-06-23 00:55:41 GMT
     Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria early Monday, the Israeli military said, in response to a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager the previous day.more>>
     Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria early Monday, the Israeli military said, in response to a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager the previous day.more>>
  • Presbyterians Move Toward Recognizing Gay Marriage

    Presbyterians Move Toward Recognizing Gay Marriage

    Thursday, June 19 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-06-19 20:37:57 GMT
    The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage.more>>
    The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage.more>>
  • Rock That Whizzed By Earth May Be Grabbed By NASA

    Rock That Whizzed By Earth May Be Grabbed By NASA

    Thursday, June 19 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-06-19 20:30:05 GMT
    NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.more>>
    NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.more>>
  • Obama: US Sending Military Advisers To Iraq

    Obama: US Sending Military Advisers To Iraq

    Thursday, June 19 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-06-19 18:25:20 GMT
    Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.more>>
    Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.
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  • Iraqi Forces Fight For Control Of Oil Refinery

    Iraqi Forces Fight For Control Of Oil Refinery

    Thursday, June 19 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-06-19 18:09:44 GMT
    Iraqi soldiers and helicopter gunships battled Sunni militants for a third day on Thursday for control of Iraq's largest oil refinery, the loss of which would be a devastating symbol of the Baghdad government's powerlessness in the face of a determined insurgency hostile to the West.more>>
    Iraqi soldiers and helicopter gunships battled Sunni militants for a third day on Thursday for control of Iraq's largest oil refinery, the loss of which would be a devastating symbol of the Baghdad government's powerlessness in the face of a determined insurgency hostile to the West.more>>
  • Ole Miss Naming Basketball Facility For Tuohys

    Ole Miss Naming Basketball Facility For Tuohys

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:30:55 GMT
    The University of Mississippi will name its basketball practice facility for the family that inspired the movie, "The Blind Side."more>>
    The University of Mississippi will name its basketball practice facility for the family that inspired the movie, "The Blind Side."more>>
  • Trademark Board Rules Against Redskins Name

    Trademark Board Rules Against Redskins Name

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-06-18 15:29:16 GMT
    The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.more>>
    The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.more>>
  • US Aims For Trial Of Benghazi Suspect Held On Ship

    US Aims For Trial Of Benghazi Suspect Held On Ship

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-06-18 15:26:05 GMT
    The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.more>>
    The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.more>>
  • Officials Renew Search For Missing Tennessee Hiker In Maine

    Officials Renew Search For Missing Tennessee Hiker In Maine

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-06-18 15:22:56 GMT
    Authorities have resumed searching for a Tennessee hiker missing from the Appalachian Trail in Maine since July 2013.more>>
    Authorities have resumed searching for a Tennessee hiker missing from the Appalachian Trail in Maine since July 2013.more>>
  • First US Executions Since Botched Lethal Injection

    First US Executions Since Botched Lethal Injection

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-06-18 14:25:51 GMT
    Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.more>>
    Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.more>>
  • Tornadoes Flatten Tiny Rural Nebraska Town; 2 Dead

    Tornadoes Flatten Tiny Rural Nebraska Town; 2 Dead

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-06-17 18:52:18 GMT
    A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.more>>
    A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.more>>
  • Benghazi Suspect In US Custody For 2012 Attack

    Benghazi Suspect In US Custody For 2012 Attack

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-06-17 18:51:34 GMT
    A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.more>>
    A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.more>>
  • US Forces Move Into Iraq With Security Mission

    US Forces Move Into Iraq With Security Mission

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-06-17 14:13:42 GMT
    Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.more>>
    Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.more>>
  • GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars For Ignition Problems

    GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars For Ignition Problems

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-06-17 10:29:59 GMT
    General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths.more>>
    General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths.more>>
  • Christians Kidnapped In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

    Christians Kidnapped In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:44:11 GMT
    Masked armed men, suspected to be Islamic militants, kidnapped two Coptic Christians in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in two separate incidents.more>>
    Masked armed men, suspected to be Islamic militants, kidnapped two Coptic Christians in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in two separate incidents.more>>
  • Sunni Militants Capture Iraqi City Near Syria

    Sunni Militants Capture Iraqi City Near Syria

    Monday, June 16 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-06-16 18:05:37 GMT
    Sunni militants captured a strategic northern Iraqi city along the highway to Syria on Monday, sending thousands of residents from an ethnic minority fleeing for safety and moving closer to their goal of linking areas under their control on both sides of the border.more>>
    Sunni militants captured a strategic northern Iraqi city along the highway to Syria on Monday, sending thousands of residents from an ethnic minority fleeing for safety and moving closer to their goal of linking areas under their control on both sides of the border.more>>
  • Militants Post Photos Of Mass Killing In Iraq

    Militants Post Photos Of Mass Killing In Iraq

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-06-16 14:25:10 GMT
    The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed Sunday to “liberate every inch” of captured territory.more>>
    The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed Sunday to “liberate every inch” of captured territory.more>>
  • Schumacher Leaves French Hospital, Out Of Coma

    Schumacher Leaves French Hospital, Out Of Coma

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-06-16 13:15:30 GMT
    Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his manager said Monday.more>>
    Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his manager said Monday.more>>
  • Despite Bergdahl Swap, Peace Talks Still In Limbo

    Despite Bergdahl Swap, Peace Talks Still In Limbo

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-06-16 13:11:30 GMT
    Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.more>>
    Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.more>>
  • Spurs Beat Heat 104-87 In Game 5 To Win NBA Title

    Spurs Beat Heat 104-87 In Game 5 To Win NBA Title

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-06-16 10:56:03 GMT
    The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heat's two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games.more>>
    The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heat's two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games.more>>
  • Riders Relieved Philadelphia Rail Strike Is Over

    Riders Relieved Philadelphia Rail Strike Is Over

    Sunday, June 15 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-06-16 03:26:54 GMT
      Passengers expressed relief Sunday that Philadelphia-area commuter trains were back on track after a one-day strike threatened to disrupt work schedules for tens of thousands of commuters.more>>
      Passengers expressed relief Sunday that Philadelphia-area commuter trains were back on track after a one-day strike threatened to disrupt work schedules for tens of thousands of commuters.more>>
  • Boy On Father's Day Visit, 5 Others, Die In Fire

    Boy On Father's Day Visit, 5 Others, Die In Fire

    Sunday, June 15 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-06-15 23:41:44 GMT
    A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.more>>
    A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.more>>
  • Wisconsin Judge Puts Same-Sex Marriages On Hold

    Wisconsin Judge Puts Same-Sex Marriages On Hold

    Friday, June 13 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-06-14 03:31:02 GMT
    A federal judge on Friday put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold, a week after she struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, a move that allowed more than 500 couples to wed over the last eight days.more>>
    A federal judge on Friday put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold, a week after she struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, a move that allowed more than 500 couples to wed over the last eight days.more>>
  • Four U.S. Cities Under Consideration For 2024 Summer Olympic Bid

    Four U.S. Cities Under Consideration For 2024 Summer Olympic Bid

    Friday, June 13 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-06-13 16:37:04 GMT
    Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.more>>
    Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.more>>
  • Bergdahl Back In U.S. After Years As Taliban captive

    Bergdahl Back In U.S. After Years As Taliban captive

    Friday, June 13 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-06-13 16:22:11 GMT
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.more>>
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.more>>
  • Hundreds Of Iraqis Flee Islamic Militant Advance

    Hundreds Of Iraqis Flee Islamic Militant Advance

    Thursday, June 12 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-06-13 01:32:59 GMT
    Hundreds of Iraqi men, women and children crammed into vehicles fled their homes Thursday, fearing clashes, kidnapping and rape after Islamic militants seized large swathes of northern Iraq.more>>
    Hundreds of Iraqi men, women and children crammed into vehicles fled their homes Thursday, fearing clashes, kidnapping and rape after Islamic militants seized large swathes of northern Iraq.more>>
  • Driver Pleads Not Guilty In Morgan Crash

    Driver Pleads Not Guilty In Morgan Crash

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-06-12 01:49:31 GMT
    A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.more>>
    A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.more>>
  • House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated In Primary

    House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated In Primary

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-06-11 01:49:18 GMT
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.more>>
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.more>>
  • Police: Shooter Used Rifle In Oregon School Shooting

    Police: Shooter Used Rifle In Oregon School Shooting

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-06-10 20:19:58 GMT
    A lone gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher shortly after classes started at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon and was later found dead as police arrived, authorities said.more>>
    A lone gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher shortly after classes started at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon and was later found dead as police arrived, authorities said.more>>
  • Clinton Says Pair 'Dead Broke' After White House

    Clinton Says Pair 'Dead Broke' After White House

    Monday, June 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-06-09 18:40:26 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said in an interview that aired Monday.more>>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said in an interview that aired Monday.more>>
  • Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez Crowned As 63rd Miss USA

    Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez Crowned As 63rd Miss USA

    Monday, June 9 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-06-09 13:49:38 GMT
    Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez is a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo and says women should be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape.more>>
    Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez is a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo and says women should be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape.more>>
  • Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, NPH Win Tonys

    Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, NPH Win Tonys

    Sunday, June 8 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-06-09 03:17:11 GMT
    A Broadway veteran, a newbie and a four-time host made history Sunday at the Tony Awards.more>>
    A Broadway veteran, a newbie and a four-time host made history Sunday at the Tony Awards.more>>
  • 2 Officers, 3 Others Dead In Las Vegas Shooting

    2 Officers, 3 Others Dead In Las Vegas Shooting

    Sunday, June 8 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-06-09 02:31:18 GMT
    A man and a woman ambushed two police officers eating lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant, fatally shooting them at point-blank range before fleeing to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said Sunday.more>>
    A man and a woman ambushed two police officers eating lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant, fatally shooting them at point-blank range before fleeing to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said Sunday.more>>
  • Morgan Recovering After Surgery Following Crash

    Morgan Recovering After Surgery Following Crash

    Sunday, June 8 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-06-08 21:57:23 GMT
    Tracy Morgan was recovering Sunday, but was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.more>>
    Tracy Morgan was recovering Sunday, but was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.more>>
  • Bergdahl Says He Was Tortured By Taliban Captors

    Bergdahl Says He Was Tortured By Taliban Captors

    Sunday, June 8 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-06-08 20:08:45 GMT
    U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.more>>
    U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.more>>
  • Police: Suspect In Ga. Shooting Made Supply List

    Police: Suspect In Ga. Shooting Made Supply List

    Saturday, June 7 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-06-08 01:14:11 GMT
    The man who police say staged an assault on a Georgia courthouse carefully planned the weapons and supplies he would need to enter the building and harm people inside, authorities said Saturday as they sought to explain why Dennis Marx opened fire outside the building, wounding one deputy before dying in a shootout.more>>
    The man who police say staged an assault on a Georgia courthouse carefully planned the weapons and supplies he would need to enter the building and harm people inside, authorities said Saturday as they sought to explain why Dennis Marx opened fire outside the building, wounding one deputy before dying in a shootout.more>>
  • Poet Maya Angelou Remembered At Memorial Service

    Poet Maya Angelou Remembered At Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 7 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-07 20:53:55 GMT
    Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou's wisdom when they needed help to rise.more>>
    Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou's wisdom when they needed help to rise.more>>
  • Wisconsin AG Seeks Stay Halting Gay Marriages

    Wisconsin AG Seeks Stay Halting Gay Marriages

    Saturday, June 7 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-06-07 19:23:15 GMT
     Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.more>>
     Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.more>>
  • World Honors D-Day's Fallen, 70 Years On

    World Honors D-Day's Fallen, 70 Years On

    Friday, June 6 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-06-06 17:20:40 GMT
    Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.more>>
    Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.more>>
  • US Employers Add 217K Jobs; Rate Stays At 6.3 Percent

    US Employers Add 217K Jobs; Rate Stays At 6.3 Percent

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:29:32 GMT
    U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.more>>
    U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.more>>
  • Police: College Student Disarmed Seattle Gunman

    Police: College Student Disarmed Seattle Gunman

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:23:51 GMT
    A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police said.more>>
    A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police said.more>>
  • GM Ousts 15 Employees Over Ignition-Switch Scandal

    GM Ousts 15 Employees Over Ignition-Switch Scandal

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:56:53 GMT
    General Motors said Thursday that it has forced out 15 employees for their role in the deadly ignition-switch scandal and will set up a compensation fund for crash victims, as an internal investigation blamed the debacle on engineering ignorance and bureaucratic dithering, not a deliberate cover-up.more>>
    General Motors said Thursday that it has forced out 15 employees for their role in the deadly ignition-switch scandal and will set up a compensation fund for crash victims, as an internal investigation blamed the debacle on engineering ignorance and bureaucratic dithering, not a deliberate cover-up.more>>
  • Officials: Threat To Bergdahl's Life Led To Action

    Officials: Threat To Bergdahl's Life Led To Action

    Thursday, June 5 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-06-05 17:22:31 GMT
    The Obama administration has told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public, three congressional officials have told The Associated Press.more>>
    The Obama administration has told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public, three congressional officials have told The Associated Press.more>>
  • Last Of Original Group Of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

    Last Of Original Group Of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-06-04 20:02:46 GMT
    The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.more>>
    The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.more>>
  • Kentucky Plant Emblematic Of Move From Coal To Gas

    Kentucky Plant Emblematic Of Move From Coal To Gas

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-06-04 17:09:35 GMT
    In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.more>>
    In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.more>>
  • Taliban Video Shows Handover Of US Soldier

    Taliban Video Shows Handover Of US Soldier

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-04 15:12:12 GMT
    The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.more>>
    The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.more>>
  • Neighbors: Stabbing At Odds With Girls' Upbringing

    Neighbors: Stabbing At Odds With Girls' Upbringing

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:19:41 GMT
    Neighbors of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a friend nearly to death said they're struggling to reconcile the allegations with what they know about the 12-year-olds and their upbringings.more>>
    Neighbors of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a friend nearly to death said they're struggling to reconcile the allegations with what they know about the 12-year-olds and their upbringings.more>>
  • Former Clarksville Teen Accused Of Killing Mass. Teacher Investigated In Assault

    Former Clarksville Teen Accused Of Killing Mass. Teacher Investigated In Assault

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-06-04 11:45:33 GMT
    Authorities are investigating an alleged assault on a female state youth worker by the 16-year-old boy charged with raping and killing his math teacher last year.more>>
    Authorities are investigating an alleged assault on a female state youth worker by the 16-year-old boy charged with raping and killing his math teacher last year.more>>
  • Obama Boosting America's Military Effort In Europe

    Obama Boosting America's Military Effort In Europe

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-06-03 18:22:22 GMT
    President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to boost U.S. military deployments and exercises throughout Europe, an effort costing as much as $1 billion to demonstrate American solidarity with a continent rattled by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.more>>
    President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to boost U.S. military deployments and exercises throughout Europe, an effort costing as much as $1 billion to demonstrate American solidarity with a continent rattled by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.more>>
  • Touch And Go On Bergdahl Release Until Very End

    Touch And Go On Bergdahl Release Until Very End

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-06-03 18:13:42 GMT
    Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.more>>
    Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.more>>
  • WWII Vet Beats Obstacles To Visit France For D-Day

    WWII Vet Beats Obstacles To Visit France For D-Day

    Monday, June 2 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-06-02 21:18:58 GMT
    A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport.more>>
    A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport.more>>
  • Founders Of 2 Nashville Charter Schools Opening Mississippi’s First

    Founders Of 2 Nashville Charter Schools Opening Mississippi’s First

    Monday, June 2 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-06-02 19:06:57 GMT
    Mississippi's first charter school is closer to opening. RePublic, which has two schools in Nashville, Tennessee, plans to build the Mississippi school in fall 2015. The school would have 440 students at full capacity, and RePublic has raised $400,000.more>>
    Mississippi's first charter school is closer to opening. RePublic, which has two schools in Nashville, Tennessee, plans to build the Mississippi school in fall 2015. The school would have 440 students at full capacity, and RePublic has raised $400,000.more>>
  • Park: Too Risky To Search For 6 Rainier Climbers

    Park: Too Risky To Search For 6 Rainier Climbers

    Monday, June 2 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-06-02 16:44:08 GMT
    Park officials said it's currently too risky to send people in search of six climbers who likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths while attempting to scale 14,410-foot Mount Rainier.more>>
    Park officials said it's currently too risky to send people in search of six climbers who likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths while attempting to scale 14,410-foot Mount Rainier.more>>
  • Big Power-Plant Pollution Cuts Are Ordered

    Big Power-Plant Pollution Cuts Are Ordered

    Monday, June 2 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-06-02 16:41:13 GMT
    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years. But it sets the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.more>>
    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years. But it sets the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.more>>
  • Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Captive Swap

    Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Captive Swap

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-06-02 13:52:22 GMT
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.more>>
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.more>>
  • 'Brady Bunch' Actress Ann B. Davis Dies In Texas

    'Brady Bunch' Actress Ann B. Davis Dies In Texas

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-06-02 11:11:06 GMT
    Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.more>>
    Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.more>>
  • 70 Years After D-Day, She Hears Dad's Stories Anew

    70 Years After D-Day, She Hears Dad's Stories Anew

    Saturday, May 31 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-05-31 20:36:06 GMT
    Every night at dinner when I was young, my dad fought World War II all over again. He'd parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne on D-Day, went on to fight in Holland and Belgium, and he loved to tell war stories.more>>
    Every night at dinner when I was young, my dad fought World War II all over again. He'd parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne on D-Day, went on to fight in Holland and Belgium, and he loved to tell war stories.more>>
  • New Jersey Governor Christie Headlines GOP Fundraiser In Tennessee

    New Jersey Governor Christie Headlines GOP Fundraiser In Tennessee

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-05-31 03:36:43 GMT
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie headlined the Tennessee Republican Party's annual fundraiser in Nashville, Friday evening.more>>
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie headlined the Tennessee Republican Party's annual fundraiser in Nashville, Friday evening.more>>
  • Veterans Department To Be Led By Career Banker

    Veterans Department To Be Led By Career Banker

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:21:47 GMT
    After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.more>>
    After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.more>>
  • Man Charged With Impeding Marathon Bombing Probe

    Man Charged With Impeding Marathon Bombing Probe

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:07:59 GMT
    A friend of the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon was accused Friday of obstructing the investigation into the deadly attack by deleting information from his computer and lying to investigators.more>>
    A friend of the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon was accused Friday of obstructing the investigation into the deadly attack by deleting information from his computer and lying to investigators.more>>
  • First In 52 Years: Co-Champs At The Spelling Bee

    First In 52 Years: Co-Champs At The Spelling Bee

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-05-30 15:18:35 GMT
    When the confetti flew, the two boys stood in the center of the stage and shook hands. They held up the trophy together. Both were champions, a Spelling Bee finish unseen in more than half a century.more>>
    When the confetti flew, the two boys stood in the center of the stage and shook hands. They held up the trophy together. Both were champions, a Spelling Bee finish unseen in more than half a century.more>>
  • Shelly Sterling Agrees To Sell Clippers To Ballmer

    Shelly Sterling Agrees To Sell Clippers To Ballmer

    Friday, May 30 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-05-30 13:32:09 GMT
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it's up to others whether the deal goes through.more>>
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it's up to others whether the deal goes through.more>>
  • Government Puts New Age Restriction On Tanning Beds

    Government Puts New Age Restriction On Tanning Beds

    Thursday, May 29 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-05-29 17:23:02 GMT
    Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.more>>
    Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.more>>
  • Poet, Author Maya Angelou Dies At 86

    Poet, Author Maya Angelou Dies At 86

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:09:30 GMT
    Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 86.more>>
    Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 86.more>>
  • Obama: US Must Lead Globally But Show Restraint

    Obama: US Must Lead Globally But Show Restraint

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-05-28 15:26:30 GMT
    In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.more>>
    In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.more>>
  • Withdrawal: Obama Charts End To Afghan War By 2016

    Withdrawal: Obama Charts End To Afghan War By 2016

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-05-28 12:03:48 GMT
    Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.more>>
    Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.more>>
  • Weather Service Team To Rate North Dakota Tornado

    Weather Service Team To Rate North Dakota Tornado

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-05-27 17:52:32 GMT
    Investigators headed to western North Dakota on Tuesday to assess the strength of a tornado that injured nine people, including a 15-year-old girl who suffered critical injuries, and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers at a workers' camp in the heart of the state's booming oil patch.more>>
    Investigators headed to western North Dakota on Tuesday to assess the strength of a tornado that injured nine people, including a 15-year-old girl who suffered critical injuries, and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers at a workers' camp in the heart of the state's booming oil patch.more>>
  • After Long Wait, Malaysia Releases Jet Data

    After Long Wait, Malaysia Releases Jet Data

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-05-27 17:50:21 GMT
    Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.more>>
    Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.more>>
  • Obama Seeks To Reframe Foreign Policy As War Ends

    Obama Seeks To Reframe Foreign Policy As War Ends

    Monday, May 26 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-05-26 13:35:02 GMT
    For much of President Barack Obama's tenure in the White House, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have provided a well-defined framework for his foreign policy philosophy. He ran for the White House pledging to bring the conflicts to a close and promised the American people that he would seek to avoid unnecessary war.more>>
    For much of President Barack Obama's tenure in the White House, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have provided a well-defined framework for his foreign policy philosophy. He ran for the White House pledging to bring the conflicts to a close and promised the American people that he would seek to avoid unnecessary war.more>>
  • Last 2 Victims In California Rampage Identified

    Last 2 Victims In California Rampage Identified

    Monday, May 26 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-05-26 12:55:45 GMT
    A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead, including him.more>>
    A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead, including him.more>>
  • US Honors Veterans Over Memorial Day Weekend

    US Honors Veterans Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Monday, May 26 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-05-26 12:36:17 GMT
     The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.more>>
     The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.more>>
  • Killer's Family Tried To Intervene Before Rampage

    Killer's Family Tried To Intervene Before Rampage

    Monday, May 26 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-05-26 12:26:30 GMT
    It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage. The mother went to her son's YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off frantically with her ex-husband to Santa Barbara. By the time they arrived, it was too late: their son had killed six people and then, authorities said, himself.more>>
    It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage. The mother went to her son's YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off frantically with her ex-husband to Santa Barbara. By the time they arrived, it was too late: their son had killed six people and then, authorities said, himself.more>>
  • Obama Signals U.S. To Keep Limited Afghanistan Role

    Obama Signals U.S. To Keep Limited Afghanistan Role

    Sunday, May 25 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-05-25 23:09:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America's longest war comes to a close.more>>
    President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America's longest war comes to a close.more>>
  • Jim Nabors' Farewell Saddens Some Indy 500 Fans

    Jim Nabors' Farewell Saddens Some Indy 500 Fans

    Sunday, May 25 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-05-25 22:11:23 GMT
    Jim Nabors' final performance of "Back Home Again In Indiana" at the Indianapolis 500 left some race fans mourning the end of a long-running race tradition.more>>
    Jim Nabors' final performance of "Back Home Again In Indiana" at the Indianapolis 500 left some race fans mourning the end of a long-running race tradition.more>>
  • VA OKs More Private Care For Veterans

    VA OKs More Private Care For Veterans

    Saturday, May 24 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-05-24 20:20:05 GMT
    The Obama administration said Saturday it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment.more>>
    The Obama administration said Saturday it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment.more>>
  • Attorney: Allman Not At Fault In Ga. Train Crash

    Attorney: Allman Not At Fault In Ga. Train Crash

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:14:46 GMT
    An attorney for Gregg Allman said the singer's inclusion in a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia is "unfortunate, unwarranted and without merit."more>>
    An attorney for Gregg Allman said the singer's inclusion in a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia is "unfortunate, unwarranted and without merit."more>>
  • Recalled Beef May Have Been Sent To 10 States

    Recalled Beef May Have Been Sent To 10 States

    Friday, May 23 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-05-23 18:13:15 GMT
    Federal food safety officials said ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states, including Tennessee and Kentucky.more>>
    Federal food safety officials said ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states, including Tennessee and Kentucky.more>>
  • Brand New Meteor Shower Making Debut Saturday

    Brand New Meteor Shower Making Debut Saturday

    Friday, May 23 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-05-23 17:45:51 GMT
    There's a new meteor shower in town and it might even turn into a full-fledged storm.Early Saturday, the planet will pass by debris from Comet 209P/Linear. The dusty debris is what creates the meteor shower. Scientists believe the shower could produce three, four or more -- possibly a few hundred more -- shooting stars per minute.more>>
    There's a new meteor shower in town and it might even turn into a full-fledged storm.Early Saturday, the planet will pass by debris from Comet 209P/Linear. The dusty debris is what creates the meteor shower. Scientists believe the shower could produce three, four or more -- possibly a few hundred more -- shooting stars per minute.more>>
  • Horse Dies In Freakish Accident At Churchill Downs

    Horse Dies In Freakish Accident At Churchill Downs

    Friday, May 23 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-05-23 15:17:42 GMT
    A racehorse died Thursday at Churchill Downs after a freak fall that the trainer blamed on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system.more>>
    A racehorse died Thursday at Churchill Downs after a freak fall that the trainer blamed on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system.more>>
  • WKU Professor Survives Fall In Mountain Crevasse In Nepal

    WKU Professor Survives Fall In Mountain Crevasse In Nepal

    Friday, May 23 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-05-23 15:10:28 GMT
    John All of Western Kentucky University said Thursday he thought he was going to die after falling some 22 meters (70 feet) into the crevasse with no hope of rescue.more>>
    John All of Western Kentucky University said Thursday he thought he was going to die after falling some 22 meters (70 feet) into the crevasse with no hope of rescue.more>>
  • Boy, 9, Found Walking Along Ohio Highway Returned To Family

    Boy, 9, Found Walking Along Ohio Highway Returned To Family

    Friday, May 23 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-05-23 15:08:20 GMT
    Police in Ohio said they have returned a 9-year-old boy to his family after he was found walking along Interstate 75 on Thursday night.more>>
    Police in Ohio said they have returned a 9-year-old boy to his family after he was found walking along Interstate 75 on Thursday night.more>>
  • Obama: Any Misconduct At VA Will Be Punished

    Obama: Any Misconduct At VA Will Be Punished

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:51:33 GMT
    Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.more>>
    Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.more>>
  • Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By Judge

    Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By Judge

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-05-20 18:52:27 GMT
    Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday.more>>
    Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday.more>>
  • California Chrome Cleared To Wear Nasal Strip

    California Chrome Cleared To Wear Nasal Strip

    Monday, May 19 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-05-19 17:31:52 GMT
    California Chrome can breathe easy — he's allowed to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.more>>
    California Chrome can breathe easy — he's allowed to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.more>>
  • US Cites Chinese Officials In Cyber-Spying Case

    US Cites Chinese Officials In Cyber-Spying Case

    Monday, May 19 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-05-19 17:20:02 GMT
    The United States brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges Monday against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.more>>
    The United States brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges Monday against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.more>>
  • AT&T Aims For TV's Future With $48.5B DirecTV Deal

    AT&T Aims For TV's Future With $48.5B DirecTV Deal

    Monday, May 19 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-05-19 17:19:00 GMT
    AT&T said it views its planned $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV as a way to help redefine the video entertainment industry, giving it opportunities to bundle services and tap into growing Latin American markets.more>>
    AT&T said it views its planned $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV as a way to help redefine the video entertainment industry, giving it opportunities to bundle services and tap into growing Latin American markets.more>>
  • Malaysia Defends Military Inaction On MH370 Radar

    Malaysia Defends Military Inaction On MH370 Radar

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-05-19 13:17:17 GMT
    Malaysia's defense minister on Monday defended his military's failure to scramble a fighter jet to follow a Malaysian airliner when it veered off course and vanished two months ago, saying it wasn't seen as a hostile object.more>>
    Malaysia's defense minister on Monday defended his military's failure to scramble a fighter jet to follow a Malaysian airliner when it veered off course and vanished two months ago, saying it wasn't seen as a hostile object.more>>
  • 1950s Crooner Jerry Vale Dies In California At 83

    1950s Crooner Jerry Vale Dies In California At 83

    Sunday, May 18 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-05-19 02:11:44 GMT
    Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.more>>
    Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.more>>
  • Metal Band Singer Gets 6 Years For Murder Plot

    Metal Band Singer Gets 6 Years For Murder Plot

    Friday, May 16 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-05-17 01:55:10 GMT
    The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife.more>>
    The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife.more>>
  • GM Is Fined $35 Million Over Deadly Defect

    GM Is Fined $35 Million Over Deadly Defect

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:07:05 GMT
    Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.more>>
    Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.more>>
  • Darden To Sell Red Lobster, Hold Onto Olive Garden

    Darden To Sell Red Lobster, Hold Onto Olive Garden

    Friday, May 16 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-05-16 18:41:41 GMT
    Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift, but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden's fortunes. The company, which is based in Orlando, Florida, said Friday that it would sell its seafood chain and the accompanying real estate to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal.more>>
    Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift, but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden's fortunes. The company, which is based in Orlando, Florida, said Friday that it would sell its seafood chain and the accompanying real estate to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal.more>>
  • Some Evacuations Lifted In San Diego Fire Area

    Some Evacuations Lifted In San Diego Fire Area

    Friday, May 16 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-05-16 18:38:41 GMT
    Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.more>>
    Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.more>>
  • Aaron Hernandez Charged In 2 More Shooting Deaths

    Aaron Hernandez Charged In 2 More Shooting Deaths

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:14:23 GMT
    Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in another shooting death.more>>
    Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in another shooting death.more>>
  • Obama At 9/11 Museum: Terrorism Can't Break Us

    Obama At 9/11 Museum: Terrorism Can't Break Us

    Thursday, May 15 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-05-15 18:32:17 GMT
    President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.more>>
    President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.more>>
  • Crews Make Gains On Worst Of San Diego Fires

    Crews Make Gains On Worst Of San Diego Fires

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-05-15 17:38:01 GMT
    Gusty winds failed to return Thursday morning in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities said it was a window of opportunity to make further gains against flames that have charred thousands of acres and burned homes.more>>
    Gusty winds failed to return Thursday morning in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities said it was a window of opportunity to make further gains against flames that have charred thousands of acres and burned homes.more>>
  • 10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill On Los Angeles Streets

    10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill On Los Angeles Streets

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-05-15 17:27:21 GMT
    Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.more>>
    Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.more>>
  • Death Of Ambushed Kentucky Lawman Unsolved Year Later

    Death Of Ambushed Kentucky Lawman Unsolved Year Later

    Thursday, May 15 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-05-15 17:20:40 GMT
    It's been a year since a Kentucky police officer was gunned down in what authorities said was an ambush by someone who planted tree limbs in the road so a car would stop.more>>
    It's been a year since a Kentucky police officer was gunned down in what authorities said was an ambush by someone who planted tree limbs in the road so a car would stop.more>>
  • FBI: 100s Have Contacted Us About Pedophile Case

    FBI: 100s Have Contacted Us About Pedophile Case

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-05-13 20:59:57 GMT
    The FBI says hundreds of people have contacted it about a teacher suspected of drugging and molesting boys during a four-decade international teaching career, greatly expanding the potential number of suspected victims.more>>
    The FBI says hundreds of people have contacted it about a teacher suspected of drugging and molesting boys during a four-decade international teaching career, greatly expanding the potential number of suspected victims.more>>
  • Vehicle Rams Maryland TV Station; Driver Not Found

    Vehicle Rams Maryland TV Station; Driver Not Found

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-05-13 19:59:57 GMT
    A truck driven by a man claiming to be God rammed a Baltimore-area television station Tuesday, leaving a gaping hole in the front of the building as reporters and other staff fled the chaotic scene.Police were still searching for the driver Tuesday afternoon. more>>
    A truck driven by a man claiming to be God rammed a Baltimore-area television station Tuesday, leaving a gaping hole in the front of the building as reporters and other staff fled the chaotic scene.Police were still searching for the driver Tuesday afternoon. more>>
  • Clay Aiken's Primary Opponent Dies At His Home

    Clay Aiken's Primary Opponent Dies At His Home

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-05-13 16:49:02 GMT
    Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings.more>>
    Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings.more>>
  • Congo Soccer Stadium Stampede Kills At Least 15

    Congo Soccer Stadium Stampede Kills At Least 15

    Monday, May 12 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-05-13 02:35:24 GMT
    A stampede at a soccer stadium in Congo's capital killed at least 15 people after angry fans threw rocks from the stands, prompting security officers to fire tear gas that caused crowds to flee in panic, government officials and witnesses said Monday.more>>
    A stampede at a soccer stadium in Congo's capital killed at least 15 people after angry fans threw rocks from the stands, prompting security officers to fire tear gas that caused crowds to flee in panic, government officials and witnesses said Monday.more>>
  • Clippers' Sterling Apologizes, Says 'Not A Racist'

    Clippers' Sterling Apologizes, Says 'Not A Racist'

    Monday, May 12 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-05-12 14:22:34 GMT
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."more>>
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."more>>
  • Wet Spring Snows Hit Rockies, Nebraska

    Wet Spring Snows Hit Rockies, Nebraska

    Monday, May 12 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-05-12 14:17:30 GMT
    A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning.more>>
    A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning.more>>
  • Richmond Coaches Remembered As Shining Lights

    Richmond Coaches Remembered As Shining Lights

    Sunday, May 11 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-05-11 22:15:42 GMT
    One was the constant in Richmond women's basketball, the beloved assistant coach who had been on staff for 15 seasons, remaining through two coaching changes. The other was hardly out of college, always cheerful and willing to help and with a demeanor that led others to expect great things.more>>
    One was the constant in Richmond women's basketball, the beloved assistant coach who had been on staff for 15 seasons, remaining through two coaching changes. The other was hardly out of college, always cheerful and willing to help and with a demeanor that led others to expect great things.more>>
  • Washington Monument To Reopen After Nearly 3 Years

    Washington Monument To Reopen After Nearly 3 Years

    Sunday, May 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-05-11 21:59:11 GMT
    More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument is set to reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage.more>>
    More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument is set to reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage.more>>
  • Secret Service Agent In Iconic LBJ Photos Dies

    Secret Service Agent In Iconic LBJ Photos Dies

    Saturday, May 10 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-05-11 03:56:25 GMT
    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88.more>>
    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88.more>>
  • Officials: 1 In Custody After Georgia College Shooting

    Officials: 1 In Custody After Georgia College Shooting

    Friday, May 9 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-05-09 19:17:43 GMT
     The second shooting in two days at a Georgia college Monday left a student with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head and prompted authorities to pledge to bolster security at the school.more>>
     The second shooting in two days at a Georgia college Monday left a student with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head and prompted authorities to pledge to bolster security at the school.more>>
  • Clip Suspected In Circus Accident; 8 Hospitalized

    Clip Suspected In Circus Accident; 8 Hospitalized

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-05-06 10:56:56 GMT
    Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."more>>
    Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."more>>
  • Marine Veteran Says He Missed Exit, Hit Mexico

    Marine Veteran Says He Missed Exit, Hit Mexico

    Sunday, May 4 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-05-05 02:01:47 GMT
    A Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.more>>
    A Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.more>>
  • Twin Sisters Reunite After 78 Years Apart

    Twin Sisters Reunite After 78 Years Apart

    Sunday, May 4 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-05-04 23:15:13 GMT
    It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together — in their mother's womb.more>>
    It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together — in their mother's womb.more>>
  • Gunman, 3 Others Killed In Arkansas Shootings

    Gunman, 3 Others Killed In Arkansas Shootings

    Saturday, May 3 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-05-04 03:42:21 GMT
    A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.more>>
    A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.more>>
  • Family Who Lost Dog During Sandy Finds It At Pound

    Family Who Lost Dog During Sandy Finds It At Pound

    Saturday, May 3 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-05-04 02:13:00 GMT
    A New Jersey family whose terrier-pit bull mix escaped from their backyard during Superstorm Sandy went to an animal shelter this week to adopt a new pet and came home with their old dog.more>>
    A New Jersey family whose terrier-pit bull mix escaped from their backyard during Superstorm Sandy went to an animal shelter this week to adopt a new pet and came home with their old dog.more>>
  • Obama Prepares For Annual Correspondents' Dinner

    Obama Prepares For Annual Correspondents' Dinner

    Saturday, May 3 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-05-03 20:47:34 GMT
    President Barack Obama was set to join journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities Saturday night at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner for an evening of humor and celebrity gazing that has become an annual tradition in the nation's capital.more>>
    President Barack Obama was set to join journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities Saturday night at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner for an evening of humor and celebrity gazing that has become an annual tradition in the nation's capital.more>>
  • US Gains 288K Jobs, Most In 2 Years; Rate 6.3 Percent

    US Gains 288K Jobs, Most In 2 Years; Rate 6.3 Percent

    Friday, May 2 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-05-02 18:36:40 GMT
    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.more>>
    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.more>>
  • Being Mayor, Player Aided Johnson In Sterling Push

    Being Mayor, Player Aided Johnson In Sterling Push

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-05-02 02:37:41 GMT
     Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is on a winning streak. The former NBA star led the city's successful effort to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle and was recently sworn in as leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
    more>>
     Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is on a winning streak. The former NBA star led the city's successful effort to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle and was recently sworn in as leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

    more>>
  • Florida Jail Explosion Kills 2, Injures 100

    Florida Jail Explosion Kills 2, Injures 100

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-05-01 14:03:09 GMT
    An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle late Wednesday, killing two inmates, injuring more than 100 people, and causing the building to partially collapse, according to a county spokeswoman.more>>
    An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle late Wednesday, killing two inmates, injuring more than 100 people, and causing the building to partially collapse, according to a county spokeswoman.more>>
  • Sterling's Ouster Would Lead To Uncertain Future

    Sterling's Ouster Would Lead To Uncertain Future

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-30 03:59:06 GMT
    While Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the Los Angeles Clippers was greeted with widespread acclaim Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's decision raised a host of new questions for the owner's long-troubled franchise.more>>
    While Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the Los Angeles Clippers was greeted with widespread acclaim Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's decision raised a host of new questions for the owner's long-troubled franchise.more>>
  • Police ID 19-Year-Old Gunman In FedEx Rampage

    Police ID 19-Year-Old Gunman In FedEx Rampage

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-30 03:54:35 GMT
    Police ID 19-Year-Old Gunman In FedEx Rampagemore>>
    Police ID 19-Year-Old Gunman In FedEx Rampagemore>>
  • Italy Court: Knox Struck Mortal Blow In Killing

    Italy Court: Knox Struck Mortal Blow In Killing

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-04-29 20:33:29 GMT
    The Italian appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow, and that overwhelming physical evidence precluded any need to determine a clear motive.more>>
    The Italian appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow, and that overwhelming physical evidence precluded any need to determine a clear motive.more>>
  • At Least 34 Dead As South Braces For More Twisters

    At Least 34 Dead As South Braces For More Twisters

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-29 20:18:37 GMT
    A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.more>>
    A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.more>>
  • Craig Ferguson Announces Late-Night Retirement

    Craig Ferguson Announces Late-Night Retirement

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-29 13:06:26 GMT
    A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.more>>
    A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.more>>
  • Powerful Storms, Tornadoes Kill 16 In 3 States

    Powerful Storms, Tornadoes Kill 16 In 3 States

    Monday, April 28 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-04-28 18:17:58 GMT
    Emergency officials searched for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 14 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.more>>
    Emergency officials searched for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 14 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.more>>
  • California Mom Tells Police She Stabbed Infant Son

    California Mom Tells Police She Stabbed Infant Son

    Sunday, April 27 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-28 03:41:03 GMT
    A young mother believed to be suffering from depression admitted to investigators that she stabbed her 7-month-old son to death in a Northern California park, police said Sunday.more>>
    A young mother believed to be suffering from depression admitted to investigators that she stabbed her 7-month-old son to death in a Northern California park, police said Sunday.more>>
  • Teen Stowaway Desperate To See Mother

    Teen Stowaway Desperate To See Mother

    Sunday, April 27 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-04-27 23:22:58 GMT
    He was young, displaced and frustrated, and he wanted nothing more than to reunite with his mother in their native Africa.more>>
    He was young, displaced and frustrated, and he wanted nothing more than to reunite with his mother in their native Africa.more>>
  • Autopsy: Student Died Of Stab Wounds To Neck, Body

    Autopsy: Student Died Of Stab Wounds To Neck, Body

    Sunday, April 27 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-27 21:41:45 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl stabbed at her high school on the day of her junior prom died of wounds to her torso and neck, Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Sunday.more>>
    A 16-year-old girl stabbed at her high school on the day of her junior prom died of wounds to her torso and neck, Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Sunday.more>>
  • Former Ga. Technician Falsified Mammogram Reports

    Former Ga. Technician Falsified Mammogram Reports

    Sunday, April 27 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-04-27 19:48:05 GMT
    Sharon Holmes found a lump in her left breast quite by accident. At work one day as a high school custodian, her hand brushed up against her chest and she felt a knot sticking out. She was perplexed. After all, just three months earlier, she had been given an all-clear sign from her doctor after a mammogram.more>>
    Sharon Holmes found a lump in her left breast quite by accident. At work one day as a high school custodian, her hand brushed up against her chest and she felt a knot sticking out. She was perplexed. After all, just three months earlier, she had been given an all-clear sign from her doctor after a mammogram.more>>
  • Willie Nelson Inducted In Austin City Limits Hall

    Willie Nelson Inducted In Austin City Limits Hall

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-27 03:58:24 GMT
    Not even Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey can compete with Willie Nelson in this town.more>>
    Not even Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey can compete with Willie Nelson in this town.more>>
  • SUV Rams People At Ice Cream Shop; 1 Dead, 6 Hurt

    SUV Rams People At Ice Cream Shop; 1 Dead, 6 Hurt

    Saturday, April 26 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-26 21:05:04 GMT
    An SUV surged forward from a parking space into a small crowd waiting outside a Los Angeles-area ice cream parlor, killing a 73-year-old woman and leaving six people injured.more>>
    An SUV surged forward from a parking space into a small crowd waiting outside a Los Angeles-area ice cream parlor, killing a 73-year-old woman and leaving six people injured.more>>
  • Coast Guard Coordinates Rescue Of 3 People, Dog

    Coast Guard Coordinates Rescue Of 3 People, Dog

    Saturday, April 26 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-26 04:22:51 GMT
    Three people and a dog were rescued Friday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean about 900 miles northeast of Bermuda after their sailboat sank in a storm, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.more>>
    Three people and a dog were rescued Friday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean about 900 miles northeast of Bermuda after their sailboat sank in a storm, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.more>>
  • Paramount, MGM To Remake Historical Epic 'Ben-Hur'

    Paramount, MGM To Remake Historical Epic 'Ben-Hur'

    Friday, April 25 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-26 03:09:18 GMT
    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic "Ben-Hur," as the faith-based film revival continues on the big screen.more>>
    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic "Ben-Hur," as the faith-based film revival continues on the big screen.more>>
  • Explosion Rocks Small Town In Washington

    Explosion Rocks Small Town In Washington

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-25 17:21:36 GMT
    A big explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday in a Washington town, firefighters and North Bend residents said.more>>
    A big explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday in a Washington town, firefighters and North Bend residents said.more>>
  • Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghanistan

    Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:35:11 GMT
    From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.more>>
    From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.more>>
  • GM Profit Sinks; CEO Sees No Recall Hit To Sales

    GM Profit Sinks; CEO Sees No Recall Hit To Sales

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:03:51 GMT
    The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.more>>
    The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.more>>
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