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Big surge for military in Trump budget

Published Feb. 28 2017

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters...

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

Published Feb. 28 2017

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of...

More inspections, drug tests eyed to stem VA opioid theft

Published Feb. 28 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid...

More inspections, drug tests eyed to stem VA opioid theft

Published Feb. 28 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid...

Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

Published Feb. 28 2017

In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in...

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea

Published Feb. 28 2017

President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss...

Mattis offers counter-IS plan

Published Feb. 28 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday gave the White House a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a...

Oscar mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy

Published Feb. 27 2017

For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the...

Flap eclipses'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

Published Feb. 27 2017

The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most...

Envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names

Published Feb. 27 2017

A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:

More than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged

Published Feb. 27 2017

More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after...

'Moonlight' wins best picture

Published Feb. 27 2017

"Moonlight" won the best picture trophy at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed Warren Beatty...

Congress returns with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

Published Feb. 27 2017

Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help...

Trump's choice for Navy secretary withdraws

Published Feb. 27 2017

President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration...

Sessions: tough talk could lead to fuller prisons

Published Feb. 27 2017

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime...

Mardi Gras crash that injured 28 caused by drunk driver

Published Feb. 27 2017

Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans...

Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet with Trump

Published Feb. 27 2017

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning...

Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

Published Feb. 27 2017

With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is...

WWII Navy officer in JFK rescue dies at age 97

Published Feb. 27 2017

The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his...

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Published Feb. 27 2017

The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to...

Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment

Published Feb. 27 2017

It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county...

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

Published Feb. 26 2017

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of...

Actor Bill Paxton dies

Published Feb. 26 2017

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while...