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  • Dollar General upping its bid for Family Dollar

    Dollar General upping its bid for Family Dollar

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:53:52 GMT
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General's previous bid, worth nearly $9 billion, was rejected by Family Dollar in favor of an offer of about $8.5 billion one Dollar Tree Inc.Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it will...
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General's previous bid, worth nearly $9 billion, was rejected by Family Dollar in favor of an offer of about $8.5 billion one Dollar Tree Inc.Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it will...
  • Artist finishing up statue of "Smokin' Joe" Frazier

    Artist finishing up statue of "Smokin' Joe" Frazier

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:40:03 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?"Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky," said Robin Hazel, who was visiting the city recently from Ottawa, Canada. "Rocky is great, it's a movie. But Joe Frazier's real. And he's Philadelphia....
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?"Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky," said Robin Hazel, who was visiting the city recently from Ottawa, Canada. "Rocky is great, it's a movie. But Joe Frazier's real. And he's Philadelphia....
  • FBI investigates stolen nude photos

    FBI investigates stolen nude photos

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:12:31 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI says it is addressing allegations that nude photos of several female celebrities have been stolen and posted online. A statement released by the agency Monday afternoon doesn't elaborate on what steps are being taken to determine how intimate images of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other stars were leaked. The photos of Lawrence and others began appearing online Sunday. The 24-year-old's publicist called the release of the images a violation of the act...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI says it is addressing allegations that nude photos of several female celebrities have been stolen and posted online. A statement released by the agency Monday afternoon doesn't elaborate on what steps are being taken to determine how intimate images of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other stars were leaked. The photos of Lawrence and others began appearing online Sunday. The 24-year-old's publicist called the release of the images a violation of the act...
  • Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:34 GMT
     Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
     Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

    Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:45:23 GMT
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday.
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday.
  • Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:19:29 GMT
     Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Police say an X-ray clearly showed the ring inside the stomach of 25-year-old Christina Schlegel.
     Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Police say an X-ray clearly showed the ring inside the stomach of 25-year-old Christina Schlegel.
  • Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:08:07 GMT
    Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.
    Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.
  • MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

    MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:05:02 GMT
    Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.
    Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.
  • Federal agent busted for waving a gun while drunk

    Federal agent busted for waving a gun while drunk

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:25:02 GMT
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     Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent.
     Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent.
  • 5 states fight for Tesla factory, offer nearly half a billion is subsidies

    5 states fight for Tesla factory, offer nearly half a billion is subsidies

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:27:57 GMT
     Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a new plant.
     Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a new plant.
  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:23:30 GMT
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

    Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:16:57 GMT
    A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she's convicted.
    A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she's convicted.
  • Casino closing after 27 years

    Casino closing after 27 years

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:49:13 GMT
    The final curtain comes down today for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
    The final curtain comes down today for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
  • Old brewery remains found at VA college

    Old brewery remains found at VA college

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:48:40 GMT
    College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
    College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
  • Earthquake near Fairbanks, AK

    Earthquake near Fairbanks, AK

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:45:20 GMT
    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
  • EPA wans tougher smog rules

    EPA wans tougher smog rules

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:38:01 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.
    The Environmental Protection Agency's staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.
  • Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:06:04 GMT
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
  • Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:38:41 GMT
    9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.
    9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.
  • MMA fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

    MMA fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:21:26 GMT
    Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.
    Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.
  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:13:40 GMT
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    New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.
    New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.
  • Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

    Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:58:05 GMT
    Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts.
    Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts.
  • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:54:51 GMT
    The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
    The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
  • 2 children among 6 killed in North Carolina fire

    2 children among 6 killed in North Carolina fire

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:56:49 GMT
    A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people including 2 children.
    A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people including 2 children.
  • EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:19:01 GMT
    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.
    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.
  • Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted

    Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:04:13 GMT
    The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
    The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:15:53 GMT
     The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
     The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:11:43 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.
    Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.
  • Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:55:20 GMT
    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.
    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.
  • Buzz about Obama's tan suit

    Buzz about Obama's tan suit

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:48:45 GMT
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
  • CA passes groundwater regulations

    CA passes groundwater regulations

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:46:54 GMT
    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
  • 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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  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:31:41 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
    Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:12:11 GMT
    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:55:25 GMT
    A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
    Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.