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  • Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:21 GMT
    The federal government launched a new website to help consumers keep up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
    The federal government launched a new website to help consumers keep up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
  • Feds arm Ohio police with same military vehicles, gear as Ferguson

    Feds arm Ohio police with same military vehicles, gear as Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:34:02 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years, state records showed. Ohio law enforcement agencies have received nearly 4,900 assault rifles and 36 mine-resistant vehicles since 2006 under a Department of Defense program that provides surplus military-style equipment to local police. State troopers, sheriff's departments and city and university polic...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years, state records showed. Ohio law enforcement agencies have received nearly 4,900 assault rifles and 36 mine-resistant vehicles since 2006 under a Department of Defense program that provides surplus military-style equipment to local police. State troopers, sheriff's departments and city and university polic...
  • UM to study coastal estuaries

    UM to study coastal estuaries

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:03:02 GMT
    The University of Michigan Water Center is forming a five-year partnership with a federal agency to oversee scientific research dealing with ecologically sensitive coastal areas.
    The University of Michigan Water Center is forming a five-year partnership with a federal agency to oversee scientific research dealing with ecologically sensitive coastal areas.
  • Solar plants scorch birds

    Solar plants scorch birds

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:00:32 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
  • Cost to raise child tops $245,000

    Cost to raise child tops $245,000

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:57:34 GMT
    A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.
    A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.
  • ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab

    ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:17:38 GMT
    ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.
    ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.
  • Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

    Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:31:09 GMT
    A mammoth alligator gator is breaking records in Alabama. Five members of the Stokes family caught a monster alligator Saturday in Thomaston, Alabama.
    A mammoth alligator gator is breaking records in Alabama. Five members of the Stokes family caught a monster alligator Saturday in Thomaston, Alabama.
  • Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

    Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:24:16 GMT
     In this Feb. 23, 2007 file photo, Lee Yong-soo wipes her tears as she recalls hardships she experienced during World War II in Tokyo. Lee hopes a meeting Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fres In this Feb. 23, 2007 file photo, Lee Yong-soo wipes her tears as she recalls hardships she experienced during World War II in Tokyo. Lee hopes a meeting Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fres
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II. Lee, 86, and two other elderly former "comfort women" will sit in the front row during the last Mass of the pope's five-day trip to South Korea. Francis cannot solve a long-running grievance that has become a major hurdle to better ties between neighbors and...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II. Lee, 86, and two other elderly former "comfort women" will sit in the front row during the last Mass of the pope's five-day trip to South Korea. Francis cannot solve a long-running grievance that has become a major hurdle to better ties between neighbors and...
  • New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

    New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:03:18 GMT
    The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam.
    The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam.
  • More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

    More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:01:04 GMT
    More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
    More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
  • Obama ending vacation to return to DC

    Obama ending vacation to return to DC

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:42:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama is getting off the island. In a rare move for Obama, he's taking a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.
    President Barack Obama is getting off the island. In a rare move for Obama, he's taking a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.
  • evacuees go home after fatal train collision

    evacuees go home after fatal train collision

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:38:35 GMT
    Authorities say two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two were injured when two freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas.
    Authorities say two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two were injured when two freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas.
  • Chemicals in tea a mix up

    Chemicals in tea a mix up

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:33:52 GMT
    Authorities say an industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier.
    Authorities say an industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier.
  • Bourbon Boom

    Bourbon Boom

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:29:53 GMT
    Kentucky bourbon companies are making more booze than they have since the 1970s, but the high production also holds an inherent risk.
    Kentucky bourbon companies are making more booze than they have since the 1970s, but the high production also holds an inherent risk.
  • Perry defends self against indictments

    Perry defends self against indictments

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:26:57 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.
  • Redhead Sent Home From School for 'Disruptive' Hair

    Redhead Sent Home From School for 'Disruptive' Hair

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-17 01:38:52 GMT
    Teenager Hayleigh Black was sent home on the first day of school in Muscle Shoals, Alabams for having "disruptive" hair.
    Teenager Hayleigh Black was sent home on the first day of school in Muscle Shoals, Alabama for having "disruptive" hair.
  • Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:06:14 GMT
    Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children..
    Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children..
  • Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

    Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:08:20 GMT
    A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.
    A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.
  • Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

    Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:03:21 GMT
    Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.
    Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.
  • Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

    Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:58:57 GMT
    In this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, wrIn this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, wr
    Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic view of frontier living.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic view of frontier living.
  • Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

    Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:54:05 GMT
     A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier.
     A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier.
  • Police: NY woman stole 800 Lego sets worth $60,000

    Police: NY woman stole 800 Lego sets worth $60,000

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:47:27 GMT
     A New York woman is charged with stealing 800 Lego sets worth almost $60,000 and trying to sell them on eBay. Gloria Haas, of Island Park, was arraigned Friday on charges of grand larceny.
     A New York woman is charged with stealing 800 Lego sets worth almost $60,000 and trying to sell them on eBay. Gloria Haas, of Island Park, was arraigned Friday on charges of grand larceny.
  • Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids

    Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:41:17 GMT
    A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.
    A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.
  • Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

    Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:38:33 GMT
    A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since bring flown to a hospital last week.
    A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since bring flown to a hospital last week.
  • Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:58:07 GMT
    Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
    Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.
  • Perry indictment may be political

    Perry indictment may be political

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:57:47 GMT
    A Texas grand jury has indicted Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.
    A Texas grand jury has indicted Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.
  • Drunken subway rider stabs 3 in NY

    Drunken subway rider stabs 3 in NY

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:54:14 GMT
    Police say a drunken straphanger has stabbed three men on a subway platform in New York City.
    Police say a drunken straphanger has stabbed three men on a subway platform in New York City.
  • Candlelight vigil for Elvis

    Candlelight vigil for Elvis

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:41:42 GMT
    Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.
    Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.
  • More Clinton- Obama splits coming?

    More Clinton- Obama splits coming?

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:38:58 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two.
  • OH Lt. Gov candidates deflect tough issues

    OH Lt. Gov candidates deflect tough issues

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:32:54 GMT
    The running mates of GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and his Democratic rival have been taking on the role of deflecting attention from the candidates on tougher issues.
    The running mates of GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and his Democratic rival have been taking on the role of deflecting attention from the candidates on tougher issues.
  • Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:47:13 GMT
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:43:32 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century. A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the publi...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century. A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the publi...
  • Police report called 'character assassination' by slain teen's family

    Police report called 'character assassination' by slain teen's family

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:43:18 GMT
    (ABC News) -- The Ferguson police department released reports today that said teenager Michael Brown was the "prime suspect" in a store robbery that occurred minutes before he was shot, a release the Brown family said was "intended to assassinate the character" of the slain teen. The description of the alleged theft of $48.99 worth of cigars was included in a packet of police reports distributed by the Ferguson police department today when they identified Officer Darren Wilson as the cop wh...
    (ABC News) -- The Ferguson police department released reports today that said teenager Michael Brown was the "prime suspect" in a store robbery that occurred minutes before he was shot, a release the Brown family said was "intended to assassinate the character" of the slain teen. The description of the alleged theft of $48.99 worth of cigars was included in a packet of police reports distributed by the Ferguson police department today when they identified Officer Darren Wilson as the cop wh...
  • Salmonella outbreak plant manager comes clean

    Salmonella outbreak plant manager comes clean

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:17:29 GMT
    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.Food and Drug Administration investigators were inspecting the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely in January 2009. Samuel Lightsey said he lied to those investigators about positive tests for salmonel...
    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.Food and Drug Administration investigators were inspecting the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely in January 2009. Samuel Lightsey said he lied to those investigators about positive tests for salmonel...
  • Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

    Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:55:41 GMT
    The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.
    The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.
  • US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

    US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:52:53 GMT
    The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail. The agency's quarterly loss was significantly higher than its $740 million loss during the same three-month period last year. The agency said revenue jumped 2 percent compared to last year.
    The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail. The agency's quarterly loss was significantly higher than its $740 million loss during the same three-month period last year. The agency said revenue jumped 2 percent compared to last year.
  • Vandalism reported after vigil for Missouri man

    Vandalism reported after vigil for Missouri man

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-08-11 02:56:09 GMT
    Some incidents of looting and vandalism have been reported after a vigil held for an unarmed black man shot and killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer.
    Some incidents of looting and vandalism have been reported after a vigil held for an unarmed black man shot and killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer.
  • 24 stranded on Maryland roller coaster

    24 stranded on Maryland roller coaster

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-11 01:58:10 GMT
    Authorities say 24 people stranded on a roller coaster have been rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland.
    Authorities say 24 people stranded on a roller coaster have been rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland.
  • Husband arrested in Philadelphia jogger's death

    Husband arrested in Philadelphia jogger's death

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:00:28 GMT
    The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught.
    The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught.
  • How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:50:16 GMT
    Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades.
    Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades.
  • Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

    Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

    Sunday, August 10 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-08-10 19:52:18 GMT
    Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr.
    Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr.
  • Obama opens Gay Games

    Obama opens Gay Games

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:41:12 GMT
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.
  • Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:39:42 GMT
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.
  • Volkswagen recalls some Tiguans

    Volkswagen recalls some Tiguans

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:39:12 GMT
    Volkswagen of America is recalling 151,389 Tiguan SUVs due to the possibility of stalling.
    Volkswagen of America is recalling 151,389 Tiguan SUVs due to the possibility of stalling.
  • Farms focus of Toledo water crisis

    Farms focus of Toledo water crisis

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:33:58 GMT
    Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.
    Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.
  • Russian accused of hacking arraigned in Seattle

    Russian accused of hacking arraigned in Seattle

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:32:39 GMT
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty Friday to 29 charges.
    A Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty Friday to 29 charges.
  • Keystone pipe carbon pollution higher than thought

    Keystone pipe carbon pollution higher than thought

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:30:28 GMT
    A new study concludes that the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated this year.
    A new study concludes that the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated this year.
  • Philadelphia may hold Dem convention edge

    Philadelphia may hold Dem convention edge

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:24:42 GMT
    Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
    Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
  • NASCAR star Tony Stewart will not race today following deadly accident

    NASCAR star Tony Stewart will not race today following deadly accident

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-10 14:28:24 GMT
    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. "He was visibly shaken by this accident," Povero said. A video of the crash at Canandaigua Motors...
    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. "He was visibly shaken by this accident," Povero said. A video of the crash at Canandaigua Motors...
  • CA water wasters go to school

    CA water wasters go to school

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:48:40 GMT
    Every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.
    Every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.
  • Obama signs $11 B highway bill

    Obama signs $11 B highway bill

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:46:14 GMT
    President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction.
    President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction.
  • Suit against GM to continue

    Suit against GM to continue

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:42:52 GMT
    A Georgia judge has denied a General Motors motion to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.
    A Georgia judge has denied a General Motors motion to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.
  • Bush, Clinton popular in 2016 prez polls

    Bush, Clinton popular in 2016 prez polls

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:41:00 GMT
    The new Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how nine potential 2016 presidential candidates appeal to the public.
    The new Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how nine potential 2016 presidential candidates appeal to the public.
  • Republicans head to Iowa

    Republicans head to Iowa

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:33:36 GMT
    It's never too early for potential GOP presidential candidates in 2016 to court social conservatives in the early-voting state. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former caucus winners Rick Santorum (2012) and Mike Huckabee (2008) already have spent time in Iowa and were returning Saturday to address more than 1,000 evangelical voters at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames.
    It's never too early for potential GOP presidential candidates in 2016 to court social conservatives in the early-voting state. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former caucus winners Rick Santorum (2012) and Mike Huckabee (2008) already have spent time in Iowa and were returning Saturday to address more than 1,000 evangelical voters at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames.
  • Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq without Congress

    Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq without Congress

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-08-08 02:54:49 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threated a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war. In a televised late-night statement from the White House, Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousan...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threated a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war. In a televised late-night statement from the White House, Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousan...
  • Democratic National Committee wrapping up two-day visit to Ohio

    Democratic National Committee wrapping up two-day visit to Ohio

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 09:54:37 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus' bid to host the political party's presidential convention in 2016. A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio's capital. The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus' bid to host the political party's presidential convention in 2016. A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio's capital. The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to t...
  • Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

    Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:34:58 GMT
    A chokehold used by a police officer on a New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.
    A chokehold used by a police officer on a New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.
  • Obama: US 'tortured some folks'

    Obama: US 'tortured some folks'

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:00:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office. "We tortured some folks," Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. "We did some things that were contrary to our values." Addressing the impending release of a Senate report that criticizes CIA treatment of detainees...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office. "We tortured some folks," Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. "We did some things that were contrary to our values." Addressing the impending release of a Senate report that criticizes CIA treatment of detainees...
  • Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone

    Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:55:38 GMT
    The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country. The Senate, adjourned for the month of August, failed to pass a similar measure Thursday night, leaving the field wide open when it comes to the future of immigration in the U.S. The biggest challenge for Congress - overcoming a deep divide bet...
    The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country. The Senate, adjourned for the month of August, failed to pass a similar measure Thursday night, leaving the field wide open when it comes to the future of immigration in the U.S. The biggest challenge for Congress - overcoming a deep divide bet...
  • Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

    Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:45:44 GMT
    TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield. Police say the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hur...
    TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield. Police say the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hur...
  • Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

    Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:55 GMT
    The Air Force secretary says something obviously "fell through the cracks" in the security of a military cargo plane that allowed a young boy to stow away and die in a compartment near the landing gear.
    The Air Force secretary says something obviously "fell through the cracks" in the security of a military cargo plane that allowed a young boy to stow away and die in a compartment near the landing gear.
  • Ebola hits local professor hard

    Ebola hits local professor hard

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:40:27 GMT
    "Five of my family members have died from Ebola. Five," Sakui Malakpa said.
    "Five of my family members have died from Ebola. Five," Sakui Malakpa said.
  • Exxonmobile restarts pipeline in Texas

    Exxonmobile restarts pipeline in Texas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:09:45 GMT
    ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.
    ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.
  • Obama threatens border bill veto

    Obama threatens border bill veto

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:02:41 GMT
    The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
    The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
  • 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:08:44 GMT
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:25:49 GMT
    Lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
  • Driver hits, injures woman while fleeing from angry Zombie Walk crowd

    Driver hits, injures woman while fleeing from angry Zombie Walk crowd

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:08:41 GMT
    A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.
    A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.
  • US: rockets fired into Ukraine from Russia

    US: rockets fired into Ukraine from Russia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:02:55 GMT
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
  • River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight

    River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:25:13 GMT
    A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson.
    A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson.
  • Dad killed, daughter injured when plane crashes into them on beach

    Dad killed, daughter injured when plane crashes into them on beach

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:21:38 GMT
    A father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed Sunday on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.
    A father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed Sunday on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.
  • Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:27:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel. A spokesman for Sande...
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care. Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel. A spokesman for Sande...
  • It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:20:17 GMT
    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
  • 3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

    3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:59:23 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture. Investigators said they are working hard to apprehend the suspects, who fled on foot after crashing the vehicle Friday at an intersection in North Philadelphia where Keisha Williams, 34, and her three children, aged 7 to 15, were selling fruit for a church fundra...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture. Investigators said they are working hard to apprehend the suspects, who fled on foot after crashing the vehicle Friday at an intersection in North Philadelphia where Keisha Williams, 34, and her three children, aged 7 to 15, were selling fruit for a church fundra...
  • Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:49:51 GMT
     One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
     One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Police: Family of 5 dead in Maine

    Police: Family of 5 dead in Maine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:46:55 GMT
    A Maine State Police spokesman says the bodies of a father, mother and three children were found Sunday afternoon inside an apartment in downtown Saco.
    A Maine State Police spokesman says the bodies of a father, mother and three children were found Sunday afternoon inside an apartment in downtown Saco.
  • Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

    Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:44:20 GMT
    State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.
    State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.
  • Salmonella outbreak trial starts

    Salmonella outbreak trial starts

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:02:55 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.A federal indictment unsealed in February 2013 brought charges against the head of Peanut Corporation of America and several others stemming from the outbreak tied to peanuts processed by the company. It was an unusual move by the federal gover...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.A federal indictment unsealed in February 2013 brought charges against the head of Peanut Corporation of America and several others stemming from the outbreak tied to peanuts processed by the company. It was an unusual move by the federal gover...
  • Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

    Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:17:25 GMT
    Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
    Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:09:09 GMT
    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
  • Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

    Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:07:07 GMT
    Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs.
    Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs.
  • Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:59:56 GMT
    A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.
    A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.
  • Nude models, artists take to New York City streets

    Nude models, artists take to New York City streets

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:42:30 GMT
    New York really is "the naked city." Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.
    New York really is "the naked city." Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.
  • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:33:25 GMT
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
  • American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:19:34 GMT
    An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
    An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
  • Plane hits truck on Nevada highway

    Plane hits truck on Nevada highway

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:09:46 GMT
    Authorities say a small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning.
    Authorities say a small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning.
  • Video shows smiling American suicide bomber in Syria

    Video shows smiling American suicide bomber in Syria

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:25:44 GMT
    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.
    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.
  • Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:08:51 GMT
    Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.
    Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.
  • Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

    Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:27:23 GMT
    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true.
    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true.
  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:24:37 GMT
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps. Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond. And while some Muslims welcome it as a positive sign, others see it as commercialization of a sacred time of year. Intended to be a monthlong spiritual cleansing, Ramadan — which ends this weekend — is an...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps. Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond. And while some Muslims welcome it as a positive sign, others see it as commercialization of a sacred time of year. Intended to be a monthlong spiritual cleansing, Ramadan — which ends this weekend — is an...
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  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:46:52 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St....
  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:34:18 GMT
    Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with...
    Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's...
  • Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

    Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:04 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack...
    A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that...