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US student freed after week in Chinese detention

Published Jul. 24 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American college student is free following a weeklong detention for allegedly injuring a taxi driver...

A ‘conflict-free life’ for Simpson? Not really

Published Jul. 24 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he’s led a “conflict-free life,”...

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

Published Jul. 24 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty...

Crews stop spread of huge wildfire near Yosemite

Published Jul. 24 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of...

Doctor whose dog bit off girl’s ear under fire again

Published Jul. 24 2017

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey doctor whose dog bit off a young girl’s ear in 2009 is facing...

Man accused of trying to support terrorists

Published Jul. 24 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social...

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for...

California firefighters bring nearly dead dog back to life

Published Jul. 23 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California fire department said a little white dog named Jack is recovering after firefighters rescued...

Next Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing culture

Published Jul. 23 2017

People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department said he has qualities that...

3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on

Published Jul. 23 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation their...

Mixed signals from White House on health care strategy

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge.

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

Published Jul. 23 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching...

Trump's new message man deletes old tweets

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday...

Democrats herald agreement on Russia sanctions bill

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to...

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

Published Jul. 23 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded...

Tom Sawyer with a revolver?

Published Jul. 23 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens' billiard room with a revolver?

Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

Published Jul. 23 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction.Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition...

Missile test could occur as early as next week

Published Jul. 23 2017

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket complex in Alaska will...

What drug-dealing 'darknet' sites have in common with eBay

Published Jul. 23 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities said traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods,...

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic

Published Jul. 23 2017

Justin Zimmerman was a 7-year-old black boy in Moreno Valley, California, when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murder.

House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline looms

Published Jul. 22 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee unveiled a disputed plan Friday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift...

Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Published Jul. 22 2017

MIAMI (AP) — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts said a group of Florida teens had...

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

Published Jul. 22 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are...