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  • 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...
  • Farm supplying White House Christmas tree chosen

    Farm supplying White House Christmas tree chosen

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:14:08 GMT
    The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, following a judging competition in Michigan.
    The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, following a judging competition in Michigan.
  • Problems with nuclear plant construction

    Problems with nuclear plant construction

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:27:14 GMT
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.
    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.
  • Fast food workers vow disobedience

    Fast food workers vow disobedience

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:24:51 GMT
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
  • House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    House votes to simplify education tax breaks

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:20:08 GMT
    The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.
    The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.
  • CA will have 4 governors next week

    CA will have 4 governors next week

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:17:46 GMT
    How many governors does it take to run the state of California?
    How many governors does it take to run the state of California?
  • Md's governor campaigning in Iowa

    Md's governor campaigning in Iowa

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:15:59 GMT
    Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.
    Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:55:42 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
  • Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:51:20 GMT
    Philadelphia police are identifying the three children killed by carjackers who crashed into their sidewalk fruit stand and then fled.
    Philadelphia police are identifying the three children killed by carjackers who crashed into their sidewalk fruit stand and then fled.
  • Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

    Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:43:46 GMT
    Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.
    Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.
  • Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

    Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:35:44 GMT
     That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe donned a Spidey mask to covertly mingle with fans on the showroom floor at the pop-culture convention.
     That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe donned a Spidey mask to covertly mingle with fans on the showroom floor at the pop-culture convention.
  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:28:00 GMT
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels..
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels..
  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:55:14 GMT
    Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into a Myrtle Creek, Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.
    Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into a Myrtle Creek, Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.
  • Lawmakers talk immigration, yet again

    Lawmakers talk immigration, yet again

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:01:05 GMT
    Nearly 60,000 South American children are still stuck at our nation’s southern border, and now, they’re stuck in the middle of a political battle. Members of Congress are trying to come up with a plan to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children who have traveled thousands of miles - turning themselves in to U.S. authorities to escape from desperate situations in countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. But still –there’s no compromise in sight. “For those that are not leg...
    Nearly 60,000 South American children are still stuck at our nation’s southern border, and now, they’re stuck in the middle of a political battle. Members of Congress are trying to come up with a plan to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children who have traveled thousands of miles - turning themselves in to U.S. authorities to escape from desperate situations in countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. But still –there’s no compromise in sight. “For those that are not leg...
  • IMF cuts US economic growth forecast for 2014

    IMF cuts US economic growth forecast for 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:22:20 GMT
    The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.
    The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.
  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:19:21 GMT
    The Senate has advanced an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.
    The Senate has advanced an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.
  • Expect more wildfires out West

    Expect more wildfires out West

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:17:16 GMT
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding plan

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding plan

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:15:38 GMT
    The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
    The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
  • Call for troops at border

    Call for troops at border

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:10:49 GMT
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas. T
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas. T
  • General Motors issues six more recalls

    General Motors issues six more recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:49:46 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is for faulty seats in just over 475,000 cars and small SUVs. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bol...
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is for faulty seats in just over 475,000 cars and small SUVs. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bol...
  • Teen pilot dies in crash during world-record attempt

    Teen pilot dies in crash during world-record attempt

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:43:48 GMT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night. Suleman and his father, Babar Suleman, were on board. Hayat said the body of Haris Suleman had been recovered, but crews were still looking for his father. Federal Aviation ...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night. Suleman and his father, Babar Suleman, were on board. Hayat said the body of Haris Suleman had been recovered, but crews were still looking for his father. Federal Aviation ...
  • Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK'd

    Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK'd

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:57:52 GMT
    The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany. Attorney Dennis Boyle told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johann  Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital. The revelation came on the same day a judge issued an order granting a request for Breyer to be extradited to Germany to face trial. It was still subject to U.S. government approval.
    The lawyer for a suspected Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany. Attorney Dennis Boyle told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johann  Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital. The revelation came on the same day a judge issued an order granting a request for Breyer to be extradited to Germany to face trial. It was still subject to U.S. government approval.
  • Motorcycle ride Saturday for Pioneer accident victim

    Motorcycle ride Saturday for Pioneer accident victim

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:48:46 GMT
    Kaleb McLaughlin graduated from North Central High School in 2012.The following year, Kaleb lost his life when the car he was in veered off the road."In a small town, we're all family," said Ed Kidston, the mayor of Pioneer. "When a tragedy happens to one individual in town, it affects the whole town."The accident happened near Pioneer, on Williams County Road P.Kaleb was the passenger, his fiance was behind the wheel. She survived, and for the past year, those who knew Kaleb have been coping...
    Kaleb McLaughlin graduated from North Central High School in 2012.The following year, Kaleb lost his life when the car he was in veered off the road."In a small town, we're all family," said Ed Kidston, the mayor of Pioneer. "When a tragedy happens to one individual in town, it affects the whole town."The accident happened near Pioneer, on Williams County Road P.Kaleb was the passenger, his fiance was behind the wheel. She survived, and for the past year, those who knew Kaleb have been coping...
  • Skies still safe following MH17 disaster, lawmakers say

    Skies still safe following MH17 disaster, lawmakers say

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:00:25 GMT
    On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration canceled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel after a rocket landed too close to the airport. This latest news comes off the heels of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Now lawmakers are saying passenger safety is the number one priority in the skies. “There are enough things to be fearful of in this world without starting to think if 'I get on this plane is it going to be shot down.' It isn’t so, so unusual,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said. Brown sa...
    On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration canceled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel after a rocket landed too close to the airport. This latest news comes off the heels of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Now lawmakers are saying passenger safety is the number one priority in the skies. “There are enough things to be fearful of in this world without starting to think if 'I get on this plane is it going to be shot down.' It isn’t so, so unusual,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said. Brown sa...
  • Multiple airlines cancel all flights to and from Israel

    Multiple airlines cancel all flights to and from Israel

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:58:24 GMT
    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv.
    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv.
  • Company issues nationwide fruit recall

    Company issues nationwide fruit recall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:07:17 GMT
    A national recall is affecting customers who picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart. Central California company Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines and plums because of a possible listeria contamination. The affected fruit was packaged and shipped to retailers between June 1 and July 12. The company has since shut down its packing lines and sanitized the facility. They are urging anyone who has the fruit to throw it away. More information, i...
    A national recall is affecting customers who picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart. Central California company Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines and plums because of a possible listeria contamination. The affected fruit was packaged and shipped to retailers between June 1 and July 12. The company has since shut down its packing lines and sanitized the facility. They are urging anyone who has the fruit to throw it away. More information, i...
  • Chrysler recalling Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problem

    Chrysler recalling Jeep SUVs for ignition switch problem

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:48:17 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine and disabling air bags as well as power-assisted steering and braking. That's the same problem that has forced GM to recall more than 15 million cars over the last six months.Chrysler's recall covers 2005-2007...
    DETROIT (AP) - The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine and disabling air bags as well as power-assisted steering and braking. That's the same problem that has forced GM to recall more than 15 million cars over the last six months.Chrysler's recall covers 2005-2007...
  • Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:05:41 GMT
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
  • Actor James Garner dies at 86

    Actor James Garner dies at 86

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:00:56 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday. Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press. There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garner had ...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday. Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press. There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garner had ...
  • Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:53:07 GMT
    Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks on its soldiers and civilians.
    Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks on its soldiers and civilians.
  • Seattle gives Make-A-Wish recipient chance to play

    Seattle gives Make-A-Wish recipient chance to play

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:50:42 GMT
    The Seattle Sounders gave a Make-A-Wish recipient a chance to play with the team.
    The Seattle Sounders gave a Make-A-Wish recipient a chance to play with the team.
  • Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says

    Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:13:05 GMT
    The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter. A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body.
    The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter. A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body.
  • Prince George Walks in Photo to Mark His First Birthday

    Prince George Walks in Photo to Mark His First Birthday

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:04:23 GMT
    He's grown up in front of our eyes, and now Prince George Alexander Louis is about to celebrate his first birthday. To mark the occasion, the royal family released a photo today showing the young prince walking.
    He's grown up in front of our eyes, and now Prince George Alexander Louis is about to celebrate his first birthday. To mark the occasion, the royal family released a photo today showing the young prince walking.
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:58:42 GMT
    The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world's airlines.
    The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world's airlines.
  • Rock slide damages NY train tracks, halts service

    Rock slide damages NY train tracks, halts service

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:51:26 GMT
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.
  • U.S. HIV cases falling

    U.S. HIV cases falling

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:42:16 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S."It's encouraging," said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS researcher who was not involved in the study.The reasons for the drop aren't clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed s...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S."It's encouraging," said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS researcher who was not involved in the study.The reasons for the drop aren't clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed s...
  • Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:40:34 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.
    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.
  • Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:18:47 GMT
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army.
    Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army.
  • Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

    Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:14:22 GMT
    While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said Saturday they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists, including one at the same branch hit this week.
    While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said Saturday they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists, including one at the same branch hit this week.
  • Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:53:21 GMT
      The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.
      The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.
  • Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

    Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:46:28 GMT
    For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint. Rosa del Carmen Verduzco raised thousands of children in The Great Family home.
    For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint. Rosa del Carmen Verduzco raised thousands of children in The Great Family home.
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:49:41 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:44:22 GMT
    Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.
    Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:14:26 GMT
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
  • Senate Dems outraise Senate GOP

    Senate Dems outraise Senate GOP

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:44:15 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm has again outraised its Republican rival. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Friday that it raised $7.2 million in June.
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm has again outraised its Republican rival. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Friday that it raised $7.2 million in June.
  • Texas Gov in Iowa

    Texas Gov in Iowa

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:35:53 GMT
    If Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs for president and loses Iowa to some other Republican again, it won't be for a lack of trying.
    If Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs for president and loses Iowa to some other Republican again, it won't be for a lack of trying.
  • "Less like an accident than a crime"

    "Less like an accident than a crime"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:36:13 GMT
    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said
    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said
  • Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
  • Iranian president backs extension of nuclear talks

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:09:33 GMT
    Iran's president on Thursday backed an extension of his country's nuclear negotiations with world powers underway in Vienna, saying it would be in the "interest of all" if the talks went on past their...
    Iran's president on Thursday backed an extension of his country's nuclear negotiations with world powers underway in Vienna.
  • Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

    Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:55:50 GMT
    Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel.
    Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel.
  • Toledo mail processing center back on chopping block

    Toledo mail processing center back on chopping block

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:05:21 GMT
    The Toledo mail processing center is still on the chopping block, leaving hundreds of workers at the center in limbo. This comes after some of the processing at the center was moved to Columbus, Ohio and Pontiac, Michigan last year. The closure is slated for January 2015. The United States Postal Service claims there won’t be any firings, just retirements and relocations. "There are hundreds of jobs at stake in our region,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Kaptur helped delay full closure fo...
    The Toledo mail processing center is still on the chopping block, leaving hundreds of workers at the center in limbo. This comes after some of the processing at the center was moved to Columbus, Ohio and Pontiac, Michigan last year. The closure is slated for January 2015. The United States Postal Service claims there won’t be any firings, just retirements and relocations. "There are hundreds of jobs at stake in our region,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Kaptur helped delay full closure fo...
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:20:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who chairs the subcommittee, praised GM CEO Mary Barra, saying she "has stepped up, and with courage and conviction has confronted the problem head on and the corporate culture that caused it."But McCas...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who chairs the subcommittee, praised GM CEO Mary Barra, saying she "has stepped up, and with courage and conviction has confronted the problem head on and the corporate culture that caused it."But McCas...
  • Liberals assess 2016

    Liberals assess 2016

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:25:58 GMT
    As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation while pitching populist messages on the economy and immigration.
    As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation while pitching populist messages on the economy and immigration.
  • Obama wants to stop overseas tax breaks

    Obama wants to stop overseas tax breaks

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:57:39 GMT
    The Obama administration is urging Congress to act swiftly to curtail a growing trend in which U.S. corporations reorganize overseas with foreign entities in part to trim their taxes back home.
    The Obama administration is urging Congress to act swiftly to curtail a growing trend in which U.S. corporations reorganize overseas with foreign entities in part to trim their taxes back home.
  • 'The Rock' slams Christie

    'The Rock' slams Christie

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:54:59 GMT
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan.
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan.
  • House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:52:46 GMT
    House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that's engulfing the border and testing Washington's ability to respond.
    House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that's engulfing the border and testing Washington's ability to respond.
  • Immigration crisis heats up, lawmakers respond

    Immigration crisis heats up, lawmakers respond

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:20:30 GMT
    The future is uncertain for nearly 60,000 Central American children. It’s a crisis impossible to ignore and it’s shifting the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, leaving lawmakers with only three weeks to reach an agreement with the White House before summer recess. “These are children of parents who thought it was safer to send their child north into an unknown future, than stay in Guatemala and probably face death,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The first round of deportations ...
    The future is uncertain for nearly 60,000 Central American children. It’s a crisis impossible to ignore and it’s shifting the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, leaving lawmakers with only three weeks to reach an agreement with the White House before summer recess. “These are children of parents who thought it was safer to send their child north into an unknown future, than stay in Guatemala and probably face death,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The first round of deportations ...
  • Supply ship headed to the ISS

    Supply ship headed to the ISS

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:21:58 GMT
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia coast, its third space station delivery for NASA."It's like Christmas in July," said Frank Culbertson, an executive vice president at Orbital Sciences and former astronaut.Daylight and clouds limited visibility, but observers fro...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia coast, its third space station delivery for NASA."It's like Christmas in July," said Frank Culbertson, an executive vice president at Orbital Sciences and former astronaut.Daylight and clouds limited visibility, but observers fro...
  • Stars of politics, sport, music at World Cup final

    Stars of politics, sport, music at World Cup final

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:06:20 GMT
     Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele Bundchen brought the trophy on the field before the game.
     Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele Bundchen brought the trophy on the field before the game.
  • Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

    Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

    Sunday, July 13 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-14 01:01:51 GMT
    A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California.
    A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California.
  • Shepherd accident raises age question in NASCAR

    Shepherd accident raises age question in NASCAR

    Sunday, July 13 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-13 23:32:21 GMT
    Much older and slower than any driver on the track, the 72-year-old Morgan Shepherd took out contender Joey Logano in the second half of Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Much older and slower than any driver on the track, 72-year-old Morgan Shepherd took out contender Joey Logano in the second half of Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

    For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:25:16 GMT
    For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.
    For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Washington fire holds steady; more storms expected

    Washington fire holds steady; more storms expected

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:21:25 GMT
     A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday afternoon could cause explosive growth.
     A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday afternoon could cause explosive growth.
  • 'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

    'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:07:16 GMT
     The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer's best debuts.
     The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer's best debuts.
  • China to buy more electric cars

    China to buy more electric cars

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:36:45 GMT
    At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.
    At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.
  • New Jersey Police officer shot and killed on duty

    New Jersey Police officer shot and killed on duty

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-13 15:42:20 GMT
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said. Jersey City Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to a call at a Walgreens at about 4.a.m., Mayor Steven Fulop said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. "Today was a horrible day for Jersey ...
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said. Jersey City Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to a call at a Walgreens at about 4.a.m., Mayor Steven Fulop said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. "Today was a horrible day for Jersey ...
  • Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

    Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-07-13 02:11:58 GMT
    Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay Saturday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match.
    Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay Saturday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match.
  • Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

    Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:43:05 GMT
    A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years.
    A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years.
  • Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

    Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:39:59 GMT
    Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 48-foot female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat.
    Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 48-foot female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat.
  • Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:34:38 GMT
    Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon! Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large.
    Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon! Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large.
  • Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise

    Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:54:20 GMT
    When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she found a slithering surprise under the hood.
    When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she found a slithering surprise under the hood.
  • Amelia Rose Earhart completes flight around the world

    Amelia Rose Earhart completes flight around the world

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:53:44 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world journey that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world journey that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.
  • Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

    Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:40:37 GMT
    A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.
    A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.
  • Man convicted for killing child protecting sister from sexual assault

    Man convicted for killing child protecting sister from sexual assault

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:26:26 GMT
    A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault.
    A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault.
  • Bobby Brown out of New Edition tour

    Bobby Brown out of New Edition tour

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:54:35 GMT
    Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.
    Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.
  • Tracy Morgan files lawsuit against Walmart for crash

    Tracy Morgan files lawsuit against Walmart for crash

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:42:03 GMT
    Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart claiming the retailer was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van seriously injuring him.
    Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart claiming the retailer was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van seriously injuring him.
  • Republicans governors raising money

    Republicans governors raising money

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:22:04 GMT
    The investigations into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration don't seem to be dimming his fundraising power.
    The investigations into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration don't seem to be dimming his fundraising power.
  • 40% college do not investigate rapes

    40% college do not investigate rapes

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:19:37 GMT
    A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.
    A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.
  • Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

    Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:13:47 GMT
    Drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch from film to digital. Operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the expensive conversion. It typically costs $70,000 or more.
    Drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch from film to digital. Operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the expensive conversion. It typically costs $70,000 or more.
  • Man on parole drops out of Michigan political race

    Man on parole drops out of Michigan political race

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:52:02 GMT
    A Saginaw man on parole after serving prison time who was the lone Republican candidate in the November election for a state house seat has dropped out of the race.
    A Saginaw man on parole after serving prison time who was the lone Republican candidate in the November election for a state house seat has dropped out of the race.
  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:46:18 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.
  • Fluke running for CA office

    Fluke running for CA office

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:43:02 GMT
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained attention for being denied a chance to testify before Congress in favor of birth control coverage in health plans is running for elected office.
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained attention for being denied a chance to testify before Congress in favor of birth control coverage in health plans is running for elected office.
  • "Gay Blood Drive" calls for change to FDA rules

    "Gay Blood Drive" calls for change to FDA rules

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-12 15:39:55 GMT
    Men who have had sex with other men are not allowed to donate blood. That's according to guidelines set by the FDA.Inside the Toledo chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, some donors are not allowed. Instead, today, they're sending in surrogates.According the Food and Drug Administration, gay men Are not allowed to donate blood.The FDA's website states: "A history of male-to-male sex is associated with an increased risk for exposure to and transmission of certain infectious...
    Men who have had sex with other men are not allowed to donate blood. That's according to guidelines set by the FDA.Inside the Toledo chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, some donors are not allowed. Instead, today, they're sending in surrogates.According the Food and Drug Administration, gay men Are not allowed to donate blood.The FDA's website states: "A history of male-to-male sex is associated with an increased risk for exposure to and transmission of certain infectious...
  • Tommy Ramone dies at age 65

    Tommy Ramone dies at age 65

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-12 14:40:02 GMT
    (AP)- 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.Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four ban...
    (AP)- 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.Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four ban...
  • Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:39:34 GMT
    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.
    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.
  • Portman on presidential shortlist following RNC announcement

    Portman on presidential shortlist following RNC announcement

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:33:49 GMT
    Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) name is back on the shortlist for a potential nomination as president in 2016, on the heels of the Republican National Committee’s selection of Cleveland as the hosting city of the GOP convention. Portman told 13ABC that he’s considering a run for the White House, but that he’ll make his final decision after this November’s primary election. For now, his plans are to keep his current seat as senator. “I'm planning to run for the Senate in Ohio and hoping I'll have ...
    Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) name is back on the shortlist for a potential nomination as president in 2016, on the heels of the Republican National Committee’s selection of Cleveland as the hosting city of the GOP convention. Portman told 13ABC that he’s considering a run for the White House, but that he’ll make his final decision after this November’s primary election. For now, his plans are to keep his current seat as senator. “I'm planning to run for the Senate in Ohio and hoping I'll have ...
  • PHOTOS: Men caught on camera stealing cigarettes

    PHOTOS: Men caught on camera stealing cigarettes

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:50:49 GMT
    Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office want you to take a good look at the men in these photos.They're accused of breaking into the Neapolis Carry-Out, 8140 Main St., and stealing cigarettes.Deputies say the two went to the business twice, but only broke in once, after adjusting the security camera.The most recent incident was July 3, 2014. Investigators recently posted these still images of the suspects to Facebook in the hopes of generating leads.If you have any information about...
    Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office want you to take a good look at the men in these photos.They're accused of breaking into the Neapolis Carry-Out, 8140 Main St., and stealing cigarettes.Deputies say the two went to the business twice, but only broke in once, after adjusting the security camera.The most recent incident was July 3, 2014. Investigators recently posted these still images of the suspects to Facebook in the hopes of generating leads.If you have any information about...
  • James Holmes trial delayed again

    James Holmes trial delayed again

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-07-10 09:43:07 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - The trial in the Colorado theater shootings was delayed again Wednesday because the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes will take more time than expected.The trial had been scheduled to start with jury selection on Oct. 14. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. didn't immediately set a new date.A report on the evaluation had been due Aug. 15, but the state mental hospital said it would need until Oct. 15, one day after jury selection was to begin.Sam...
    DENVER (AP) - The trial in the Colorado theater shootings was delayed again Wednesday because the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes will take more time than expected.The trial had been scheduled to start with jury selection on Oct. 14. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. didn't immediately set a new date.A report on the evaluation had been due Aug. 15, but the state mental hospital said it would need until Oct. 15, one day after jury selection was to begin.Sam...
  • Teen dies after jumping on iPhone thief's car

    Teen dies after jumping on iPhone thief's car

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:40:50 GMT
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old Southern California girl died of her injuries two days after she jumped onto the speeding car of a robber who snatched her iPhone, and detectives are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects. Rubi Rubio briefly held onto the trunk of the car before falling off and hitting her head last Thursday in Santa Ana, Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told the Orange County Register. "According to witnesses, the vehicle was swerving in an attempt to get her...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old Southern California girl died of her injuries two days after she jumped onto the speeding car of a robber who snatched her iPhone, and detectives are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects. Rubi Rubio briefly held onto the trunk of the car before falling off and hitting her head last Thursday in Santa Ana, Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told the Orange County Register. "According to witnesses, the vehicle was swerving in an attempt to get her...
  • Florida woman charged after dog dies in hot car

    Florida woman charged after dog dies in hot car

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:56:54 GMT
    A Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges following the death of a dog that authorities say was left in her car for more than 13 hours. Crestview police detectives say the woman appeared to have mental health issues and told them a head injury causes her to forget things. The woman said she forgot that she left the bulldog mix in her SUV overnight while she wandered a Walmart Supercenter in Florida's Panhandle last month.
    A Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges following the death of a dog that authorities say was left in her car for more than 13 hours. Crestview police detectives say the woman appeared to have mental health issues and told them a head injury causes her to forget things. The woman said she forgot that she left the bulldog mix in her SUV overnight while she wandered a Walmart Supercenter in Florida's Panhandle last month.
  • Florida couple calls 911 over "crazed cat"

    Florida couple calls 911 over "crazed cat"

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-07-09 11:45:03 GMT
    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911. Police say the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs Saturday, causing the couple to retreat to a bedroom, where they called 911. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Teresa Gregory told the dispatcher she had mistakenly stepped on the cat's tail earlier in the day and the cat went...
    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911. Police say the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs Saturday, causing the couple to retreat to a bedroom, where they called 911. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Teresa Gregory told the dispatcher she had mistakenly stepped on the cat's tail earlier in the day and the cat went...
  • Lawmakers' days numbered; legislative agenda awaits

    Lawmakers' days numbered; legislative agenda awaits

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:39:17 GMT
    As tourists take selfies in front of the United States Capitol, members of Congress are taking a break, too. 43 days – that’s how many days remain on the legislative schedule for the U.S. House of Representatives. “I have to go to work every day and I have to work about 10 hours a day, and I commute about three hours a day. And so 43 days, I'm sure they're not working all day, is definitely not enough,” said Mary Ann McCandless, a tourist from Missouri. And U.S. Senators only have 98 more d...
    As tourists take selfies in front of the United States Capitol, members of Congress are taking a break, too. 43 days – that’s how many days remain on the legislative schedule for the U.S. House of Representatives. “I have to go to work every day and I have to work about 10 hours a day, and I commute about three hours a day. And so 43 days, I'm sure they're not working all day, is definitely not enough,” said Mary Ann McCandless, a tourist from Missouri. And U.S. Senators only have 98 more d...
  • Cleveland to rock GOP 2016 convention

    Cleveland to rock GOP 2016 convention

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:20:21 GMT
    The Republican National Committee will hold its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, it announced Tuesday.
    The Republican National Committee will hold its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, it announced Tuesday.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown reacts to Cleveland GOP pick

    Sen. Sherrod Brown reacts to Cleveland GOP pick

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:53:21 GMT
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks to Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro about the legislative schedule for the remainder of the year, and about today's announcement by the Republican National Committee, that named Cleveland as the home of the 2016 Republican Convention.
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks to Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro about the legislative schedule for the remainder of the year, and about today's announcement by the Republican National Committee, that named Cleveland as the home of the 2016 Republican Convention.
  • Police seek medical records in hot car death

    Police seek medical records in hot car death

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:07:17 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Court records released Monday show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits released Monday show investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, as well as information about any medical conditions he may have had and his growth and development. The child's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty charges...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Court records released Monday show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits released Monday show investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, as well as information about any medical conditions he may have had and his growth and development. The child's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty charges...
  • More Than 50 Shot, 7 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

    More Than 50 Shot, 7 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

    Sunday, July 6 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:58:41 GMT
    Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least seven dead and 50 injured.
    Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least seven dead and 50 injured.
  • California man blows off hands with fireworks

    California man blows off hands with fireworks

    Sunday, July 6 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:38:45 GMT
    -A Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.
    -A Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.
  • Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public

    Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public

    Sunday, July 6 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:28:32 GMT
    Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history - a who's who of Soviet spying - were released Monday after being held in secret for two decades.
    Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history - a who's who of Soviet spying - were released Monday after being held in secret for two decades.
  • Waitresses at Colorado eatery carry loaded guns

    Waitresses at Colorado eatery carry loaded guns

    Sunday, July 6 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-07 01:10:03 GMT
    Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly - and its waitresses do, too.
    Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly - and its waitresses do, too.
  • Harrison Ford injury will delay new Star Wars movie for two weeks

    Harrison Ford injury will delay new Star Wars movie for two weeks

    Sunday, July 6 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-06 23:10:56 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Harrison Ford's injury will cause production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" to be suspended for two weeks.Disney announced Sunday that shooting would be halted for two weeks in August to adjust the production schedule following Ford's injury.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Harrison Ford's injury will cause production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" to be suspended for two weeks.Disney announced Sunday that shooting would be halted for two weeks in August to adjust the production schedule following Ford's injury.
  • TSA - phones, computers must be charged before boarding planes

    TSA - phones, computers must be charged before boarding planes

    Sunday, July 6 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-06 23:00:22 GMT
    The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices.
    The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices.
  • Electric cord sparked fire that killed firefighter

    Electric cord sparked fire that killed firefighter

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:48:57 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. An air-conditioner cord was pinned between a bed frame and a wall in the 19th-floor Brooklyn apartment, where Lt. Gordon Ambelas became trapped while looking for possible victims, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement as investigators probed the conflagration responsible for the F...
    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. An air-conditioner cord was pinned between a bed frame and a wall in the 19th-floor Brooklyn apartment, where Lt. Gordon Ambelas became trapped while looking for possible victims, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement as investigators probed the conflagration responsible for the F...
  • 6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

    6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:34:50 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.
    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.
  • Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope

    Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope

    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:27:10 GMT
    In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. I
    In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. I
  • Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

    Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

    Sunday, July 6 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-06 18:39:29 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.
    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.
  • Shark bites man near Southern California beach

    Shark bites man near Southern California beach

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-07-06 02:27:00 GMT
    A 7-foot-long great white shark bit a man swimming off Southern California's Manhattan Beach on Saturday.
    A 7-foot-long great white shark bit a man swimming off Southern California's Manhattan Beach on Saturday.
  • Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths

    Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths

    Saturday, July 5 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-06 01:42:21 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges - all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour." What was unusual about the scene is that Thomson is 79 and all of her classmates are over 60. They are members of a unique weekly class for seniors in a sport more commonly known for gravity-defying jumps than helping people with arthritis. Invented in the 1980s in France, parkour is a spo...
    LONDON (AP) - On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges - all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour." What was unusual about the scene is that Thomson is 79 and all of her classmates are over 60. They are members of a unique weekly class for seniors in a sport more commonly known for gravity-defying jumps than helping people with arthritis. Invented in the 1980s in France, parkour is a spo...
  • Airline fuselages to be pulled from Montana river

    Airline fuselages to be pulled from Montana river

    Saturday, July 5 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-06 00:35:27 GMT
    Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed.
    Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed.
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving

    4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving

    Saturday, July 5 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-05 23:09:12 GMT
    A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting.
    A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting.
  • World Series of Poker starts Saturday

    World Series of Poker starts Saturday

    Saturday, July 5 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-05 21:50:32 GMT
    Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory started a marathon toward poker's richest prize on Saturday - a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in history among the winners of the main event.
    Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory started a marathon toward poker's richest prize on Saturday - a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in history among the winners of the main event.
  • Blue Bird recalls school buses for steering issue

    Blue Bird recalls school buses for steering issue

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:50:12 GMT
    Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult.
    Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult.
  • 4 confirmed dead in Fla. boat collision

    4 confirmed dead in Fla. boat collision

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:31:04 GMT
     Four people have been confirmed dead and at least a dozen injured in a Florida boat collision, authorities said Saturday. The boaters are believed to have been out celebrating the Fourth of July holiday when the crash happened.
     Four people have been confirmed dead and at least a dozen injured in a Florida boat collision, authorities said Saturday. The boaters are believed to have been out celebrating the Fourth of July holiday when the crash happened.
  • Connecticut fights back against "swatting"

    Connecticut fights back against "swatting"

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:24:51 GMT
    Fake hostage situation calls, known as "swatting" are an increasing and expensive problem for many communities.
    Fake hostage situation calls, known as "swatting" are an increasing and expensive problem for many communities.
  • Philadelphia row home fire may have begun in couch

    Philadelphia row home fire may have begun in couch

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:13:09 GMT
    A fire that 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, may have started in a couch on a porch, officials said.
    A fire that 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, may have started in a couch on a porch, officials said.
  • At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    Saturday, July 5 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-05 18:57:51 GMT
    A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title - she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world.
    A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title - she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world.
  • 4 children killed in Philadelphia house fire

    4 children killed in Philadelphia house fire

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-05 15:23:26 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A fast-moving fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing four children, engulfing at least 10 houses and displacing more than 40 residents, officials said. The blaze began shortly before 3 a.m. and was brought under control in about an hour, fire officials said. At least eight row homes were completely gutted, leaving behind only charred frames, and four others were injured, authorities said. Jeff Boone told The Philadelph...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A fast-moving fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing four children, engulfing at least 10 houses and displacing more than 40 residents, officials said. The blaze began shortly before 3 a.m. and was brought under control in about an hour, fire officials said. At least eight row homes were completely gutted, leaving behind only charred frames, and four others were injured, authorities said. Jeff Boone told The Philadelph...
  • Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

    Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-04 02:33:39 GMT
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence he said ...
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence he said ...
  • President Obama calls for tighter security at airports

    President Obama calls for tighter security at airports

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-07-03 09:39:37 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
  • Waffle House vs. Belgian waffles

    Waffle House vs. Belgian waffles

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-01 19:34:49 GMT
    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Waffle House doesn't serve Belgian waffles and certainly won't start now. The Georgia-based restaurant chain took to its Twitter account Monday to proclaim, "We don't believe in Belgium waffles." Or Belgian waffles, as a follower quickly corrected. But the sentiment, a riff on American fans' "I believe that we will win" chant," was popular a day before the U.S. faces Belgium in the World Cup. Restaurant spokeswoman Meghan Irwin says it's all in good fun. Earlier, when ...
    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Waffle House doesn't serve Belgian waffles and certainly won't start now. The Georgia-based restaurant chain took to its Twitter account Monday to proclaim, "We don't believe in Belgium waffles." Or Belgian waffles, as a follower quickly corrected. But the sentiment, a riff on American fans' "I believe that we will win" chant," was popular a day before the U.S. faces Belgium in the World Cup. Restaurant spokeswoman Meghan Irwin says it's all in good fun. Earlier, when ...
  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:22:06 GMT
    In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, says a White House official, who indicated executive steps Obama could begin promptly as he refocuses immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and on to a Mexican border overrun by children crossing illegally from Central America.
    In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, says a White House official, who indicated executive steps Obama could begin promptly as he refocuses immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and on to a Mexican border overrun by children crossing illegally from Central America.
  • Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:02:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
  • Man & 7-yr-old girl killed when hit by train, boy survives

    Man & 7-yr-old girl killed when hit by train, boy survives

    Sunday, June 29 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-06-30 02:09:43 GMT
    A man and a girl were hit by a train and killed Sunday while fishing from a railroad bridge, and a boy who was with them survived by dropping roughly 30 feet to the ground below.
    A man and a girl were hit by a train and killed Sunday while fishing from a railroad bridge, and a boy who was with them survived by dropping roughly 30 feet to the ground below.
  • Dolly Parton thrills crowd at Glastonbury Festival

    Dolly Parton thrills crowd at Glastonbury Festival

    Sunday, June 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-06-30 00:40:59 GMT
    Dolly Parton has won over legions of hard rock fans at England's Glastonbury Festival, one of the biggest events on the summer calendar.
    Dolly Parton has won over legions of hard rock fans at England's Glastonbury Festival, one of the biggest events on the summer calendar.
  • Bad Tweet: Dutch airline angers Mexico soccer fans

    Bad Tweet: Dutch airline angers Mexico soccer fans

    Sunday, June 29 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-06-29 21:18:31 GMT
    What was meant to be a joke has turned into a PR blunder for Dutch airline KLM after it angered Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands' dramatic comeback victory in the World Cup.
    What was meant to be a joke has turned into a PR blunder for Dutch airline KLM after it angered Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands' dramatic comeback victory in the World Cup.
  • Ex P&G head Obama choice to lead Veterans Affairs

    Ex P&G head Obama choice to lead Veterans Affairs

    Sunday, June 29 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-06-29 20:55:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama plan to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary.
    President Barack Obama plan to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary.
  • Study shows UN maternal health programs don't work - officials puzzled as to why

    Study shows UN maternal health programs don't work - officials puzzled as to why

    Sunday, June 29 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-06-29 20:40:51 GMT
    Two large analyses of United nations maternal health programs— including one conducted by the U.N. itself — report that the efforts appeared almost useless, raising troubling questions about why all that money was spent.
    Two large analyses of United nations maternal health programs— including one conducted by the U.N. itself — report that the efforts appeared almost useless, raising troubling questions about why all that money was spent.
  • 1 dead, 5 injured in awards party violence in LA

    1 dead, 5 injured in awards party violence in LA

    Sunday, June 29 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-06-29 19:49:07 GMT
    Police say one person was killed and five injured in two separate incidents at parties ahead of the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
    Police say one person was killed and five injured in two separate incidents at parties ahead of the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
  • Al-Qaida breakaway formally declares Islamic State

    Al-Qaida breakaway formally declares Islamic State

    Sunday, June 29 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-06-29 19:42:55 GMT
    The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and huge tracks of neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state on Sunday in the territory under its control.
    The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and huge tracks of neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state on Sunday in the territory under its control.
  • IndyCar fines Andretti for ignoring order

    IndyCar fines Andretti for ignoring order

    Sunday, June 29 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-06-29 19:23:09 GMT
    IndyCar fined Marco Andretti $2,500 on Sunday for failing to heed to an order from race control during the Grand Prix of Houston.
    IndyCar fined Marco Andretti $2,500 on Sunday for failing to heed to an order from race control during the Grand Prix of Houston.
  • Aereo suspends service after Supreme Court ruling

    Aereo suspends service after Supreme Court ruling

    Sunday, June 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-06-29 18:18:37 GMT
    Online-streaming service Aereo Inc. is temporarily closing down its operation, three days after it was dealt an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Online-streaming service Aereo Inc. is temporarily closing down its operation, three days after it was dealt an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

    Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

    Saturday, June 28 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-06-29 01:05:54 GMT
    A metal security gate detached from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl, police said.
    A metal security gate detached from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl, police said.
  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

    Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

    Saturday, June 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-06-29 00:40:43 GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defense Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, said the missiles were fired from Wonsan in Gangwon Province and are presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles. The official said North Korea fired the mis...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. The Defense Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, said the missiles were fired from Wonsan in Gangwon Province and are presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles. The official said North Korea fired the mis...
  • Nanny Who Wouldn't Leave Spotted Hiding in Car at Police Station

    Nanny Who Wouldn't Leave Spotted Hiding in Car at Police Station

    Saturday, June 28 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-06-29 00:28:33 GMT
    In another bizarre development, the former live-in nanny who a family said "refused to leave" after being fired, was spotted by press hiding in her car at the Upland Police Station in California
    In another bizarre development, the former live-in nanny who a family said "refused to leave" after being fired, was spotted by press hiding in her car at the Upland Police Station in California
  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    Saturday, June 28 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-06-29 00:16:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. For Republicans, the court's decision that Obama violated the Constitution in 2012 when he appointed members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate confirmati...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. For Republicans, the court's decision that Obama violated the Constitution in 2012 when he appointed members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate confirmati...
  • 2 rescued after small plane crashes in New Jersey

    2 rescued after small plane crashes in New Jersey

    Saturday, June 28 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-06-29 00:00:53 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff from an airport in Delaware.
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff from an airport in Delaware.
  • From Morocco to Jakarta, Muslims mark Ramadan

    From Morocco to Jakarta, Muslims mark Ramadan

    Saturday, June 28 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-06-28 23:59:31 GMT
    Across a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend.
    Across a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend.
  • Gloves can now come off in California kitchens

    Gloves can now come off in California kitchens

    Saturday, June 28 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-06-28 23:57:28 GMT
    The gloves are coming off in California kitchens. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he signed AB 2130, which repeals a state regulation requiring restaurant employees to use gloves or utensils to handle food going straight to diners' plates.
    The gloves are coming off in California kitchens. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he signed AB 2130, which repeals a state regulation requiring restaurant employees to use gloves or utensils to handle food going straight to diners' plates.
  • Mars 'flying saucer' splashes back down after test

    Mars 'flying saucer' splashes back down after test

    Saturday, June 28 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-06-28 22:22:44 GMT
     A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, completing a successful test of technology that could be used to land on Mars.
     A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, completing a successful test of technology that could be used to land on Mars.
  • Mom of toddler who died in car calls dad "wonderful father"

    Mom of toddler who died in car calls dad "wonderful father"

    Saturday, June 28 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-06-28 21:47:45 GMT
    Family and friends attend a funeral service for Cooper Harris at the University Church of Christ on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.. Cooper Harris, 22 months old, died in Georgia on June 18 after he was left in his fathers' SUV for seven hourFamily and friends attend a funeral service for Cooper Harris at the University Church of Christ on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.. Cooper Harris, 22 months old, died in Georgia on June 18 after he was left in his fathers' SUV for seven hour
    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 held his funeral in Alabama.
    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 held his funeral in Alabama.
  • Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

    Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

    Saturday, June 28 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-06-28 20:36:26 GMT
    The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics pleaded not guilty to conspiracy Saturday in a federal courtroom in Washington.
    The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics pleaded not guilty to conspiracy Saturday in a federal courtroom in Washington.
  • Pro-Russian rebels free 4 OSCE observers

    Pro-Russian rebels free 4 OSCE observers

    Saturday, June 28 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-06-28 20:03:20 GMT
    Pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday released a second team of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who had been held captive since the end of May, the organization said.
    Pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday released a second team of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who had been held captive since the end of May, the organization said.
  • FDA approves inhalable diabetes drug Afrezza

    FDA approves inhalable diabetes drug Afrezza

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:49:28 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels.
    The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels.
  • Study: Low Great Lakes water levels will be costly

    Study: Low Great Lakes water levels will be costly

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:22:22 GMT
    A study finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050.
    A study finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050.
  • Police: Burglar busted after not signing off Facebook

    Police: Burglar busted after not signing off Facebook

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-06-25 19:28:45 GMT
    SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police didn't have to work hard to catch a man who broke into a Minnesota house. First the burglar failed to log out of Facebook after checking his profile on the homeowner's computer. Then he agreed to meet up with homeowner James Wood in an effort to get back wet clothes he'd left behind. Wood tells WCCO-TV the burglar has to be the "world's dumbest criminal." South St. Paul police say the burglar took credit cards, cash and a watch last week. Wood posted his ph...
    SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police didn't have to work hard to catch a man who broke into a Minnesota house. First the burglar failed to log out of Facebook after checking his profile on the homeowner's computer. Then he agreed to meet up with homeowner James Wood in an effort to get back wet clothes he'd left behind. Wood tells WCCO-TV the burglar has to be the "world's dumbest criminal." South St. Paul police say the burglar took credit cards, cash and a watch last week. Wood posted his ph...
  • Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

    Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-06-25 19:18:22 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News is making a generational change at the top of its evening newscast, replacing Diane Sawyer with 40-year-old understudy David Muir in an attempt to take a run at longtime ratings leader Brian Williams at NBC's "Nightly News." ABC also announced Wednesday that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events and election nights to his current jobs as "Good Morning America" co-host and host of the Sunday-morning "This Week" political show. The...
    NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News is making a generational change at the top of its evening newscast, replacing Diane Sawyer with 40-year-old understudy David Muir in an attempt to take a run at longtime ratings leader Brian Williams at NBC's "Nightly News." ABC also announced Wednesday that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events and election nights to his current jobs as "Good Morning America" co-host and host of the Sunday-morning "This Week" political show. The...
  • Court: Utah gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Court: Utah gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:31:59 GMT
    A federal appeals court for the first time says a state cannot prevent gay people from getting married. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
    A federal appeals court for the first time says a state cannot prevent gay people from getting married. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
  • Supreme Court: police may not search cellphones without warrant

    Supreme Court: police may not search cellphones without warrant

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:54:13 GMT
    Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
    Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
  • ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

    ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:05:57 GMT
    ABC says Diane Sawyer is stepping down as its evening news anchor, to be replaced by David Muir. The network said Sawyer will concentrate on interviews and specials. During her tenure, ABC's "World News" was a steady second to Brian Williams at NBC, although the ABC broadcast has made gains among younger viewers.
    ABC says Diane Sawyer is stepping down as its evening news anchor, to be replaced by David Muir. The network said Sawyer will concentrate on interviews and specials. During her tenure, ABC's "World News" was a steady second to Brian Williams at NBC, although the ABC broadcast has made gains among younger viewers.
  • Conman targets church members

    Conman targets church members

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:31:18 GMT
    A conman is on the lose and he's wanted for a high-dollar scam targeting church-goers.
    A conman is on the lose and he's wanted for a high-dollar scam targeting church-goers.
  • KFC probes claim scarred child was asked to leave

    KFC probes claim scarred child was asked to leave

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-06-24 14:52:23 GMT
    Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.
    Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.
  • Insane Clown Posse suing over FBI's gang classification for fans

    Insane Clown Posse suing over FBI's gang classification for fans

    Monday, June 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-06-23 17:15:11 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse, which objects to a report that describes its fans as a dangerous gang.
    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse, which objects to a report that describes its fans as a dangerous gang.
  • Military considers shopping perk for most veterans

    Military considers shopping perk for most veterans

    Sunday, June 22 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-06-23 02:36:40 GMT
    The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.
    The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.
  • Low level jet supercharges night storms

    Low level jet supercharges night storms

    The images are menacing: Twin tornadoes ripping through a small Nebraska farm town, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.
  • Memorial Day observances nationwide

    Memorial Day observances nationwide

    ABC News' Karen Travers on how Americans are honoring those who gave their lives for their country this Memorial Day.
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  • Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:35:06 GMT
    Ukrainian authorities say at least 10 government troops have been killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatist rebels in an area near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
    A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.
  • Gaza truce unravels within hours

    Gaza truce unravels within hours

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:35:02 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.
  • Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

    Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-08-01 07:56:31 GMT
    A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.
    A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.
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  • Jake Owen Tickets Giveaway

    Jake Owen Tickets Giveaway

    We're giving away a pair of tickets to see Jake Owen at the Huntington Center, Saturday October 11. Just fill out the form below to enter.

    Winners will be drawn Wednesday, October 8 and notified by email.
    We're giving away a pair of tickets to see Jake Owen at the Huntington Center, Saturday October 11. Just fill out the form below to enter.

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    Mud Hens Tickets Giveaway

    We're giving away four pairs of tickets to the Toledo Mud Hens game.  Just fill out the form below to enter.

    Winners will be drawn Wednesday, July 30th and notified by email.
    We're giving away four pairs of tickets to the Toledo Mud Hens game.  Just fill out the form below to enter.

    Winners will be drawn Wednesday, July 30th and notified by email.

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    Sauder Village Tickets Giveaway

    Enter 13abc's Sauder Village giveaway! We're giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to Sauder Village every week this summer!
    Enter 13abc's Sauder Village giveaway! We're giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to Sauder Village every week this summer!