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  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
  • Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:27:14 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
  • Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:24:35 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
  • Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:53:51 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
  • Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:17:55 GMT
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York.
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York.
  • Miley Cyrus' date turns himself in

    Miley Cyrus' date turns himself in

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:44:49 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.Jesse Helt, 22, turned himself in at the Polk County Jail in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail, said Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections .Helt wi...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.Jesse Helt, 22, turned himself in at the Polk County Jail in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail, said Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections .Helt wi...
  • Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:26:57 GMT
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
  • Possible future of the Houston Astrodome

    Possible future of the Houston Astrodome

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:00:06 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building. Emmett said while some people feel the structurally sound but dilapidated sta...
    HOUSTON (AP) - The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building. Emmett said while some people feel the structurally sound but dilapidated sta...
  • Iceland lowers volcano alert

    Iceland lowers volcano alert

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:47:17 GMT
    Iceland has lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red, saying there is no sign of an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.
    Iceland has lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red, saying there is no sign of an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.
  • Clinton no threat to some Dems

    Clinton no threat to some Dems

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:28:30 GMT
    Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
    Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
  • Household income drops in Ohio

    Household income drops in Ohio

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:02:57 GMT
    Real median household incomes drop 11 percent since 2008.
    Real median household incomes drop 11 percent since 2008.
  • Congressman sorry about Soviet medals in ad

    Congressman sorry about Soviet medals in ad

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:25:33 GMT
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals.
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals.
  • Dems reframe debate on health care

    Dems reframe debate on health care

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:23:27 GMT
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
  • Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

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

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

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

    UM to study coastal estuaries

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

    Solar plants scorch birds

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

    Cost to raise child tops $245,000

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

    ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab

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

    Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

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

    Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

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

    New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

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

    More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

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

    Obama ending vacation to return to DC

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

    evacuees go home after fatal train collision

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

    Chemicals in tea a mix up

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

    Bourbon Boom

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

    Perry defends self against indictments

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

    Redhead Sent Home From School for 'Disruptive' Hair

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

    Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

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

    Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

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

    Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

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

    Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

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

    Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

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

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

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

    Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids

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

    Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

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

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

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

    Perry indictment may be political

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

    Drunken subway rider stabs 3 in NY

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

    Candlelight vigil for Elvis

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

    More Clinton- Obama splits coming?

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

    OH Lt. Gov candidates deflect tough issues

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

    Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

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

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

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

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

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

    Salmonella outbreak plant manager comes clean

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

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

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

    US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

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

    Vandalism reported after vigil for Missouri man

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

    24 stranded on Maryland roller coaster

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

    Husband arrested in Philadelphia jogger's death

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

    How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

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

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

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

    Obama opens Gay Games

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

    Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:22:59 GMT
    Australia's foreign minister has criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and is calling for their unconditional release.
    Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization...
  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:20:23 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
    President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.
  • EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:30:46 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    A top European Union official said Saturday that the 28-nation bloc is set to decide new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.