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Deal sealed on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown or default

Published Jul. 23 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds...

Man accused of harassing black official denies gun violation

Published Jul. 23 2019

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist and “online troll” accused of harassing a black legislator pleaded not guilty...

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

Published Jul. 23 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the...

Canada mine waste prompts calls for better water protection

Published Jul. 23 2019

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Towns, tribes and politicians in U.S. states bordering British Columbia are seeking better oversight and stricter...

Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

Published Jul. 23 2019

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. government hospitals put Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing...

Titanic survivor's cane goes for $62,500 at auction

Published Jul. 23 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Titanic survivor's walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from...

Woodstock 50 again denied permit with festival weeks away

Published Jul. 23 2019

VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock 50 organizers have again been denied a permit to hold a three-day festival at an...

Lawyers seek 10 years instead of life for pipe bomb mailer

Published Jul. 23 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President...

Missouri to receive $2.3 million as part of Equifax data breach settlement

Published Jul. 22 2019

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with federal authorities and multiple states over a 2017 data breach...

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Published Jul. 22 2019

DETROIT (AP) — There’s a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM...

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

Published Jul. 22 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule...

Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

Published Jul. 22 2019

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding...

City delays fall plan for open-water swim in Chicago River

Published Jul. 22 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Efforts to organize an open-water swim in the Chicago River this fall will be delayed by at...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Published Jul. 22 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in...

Moon back in NASA's court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

Published Jul. 22 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court.

Military studies 'hyperfit' women

Published Jul. 22 2019

ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all...

Florida ‘pill mills’ were ‘gas on the fire’ of opioid crisis

Published Jul. 21 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to...

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’ on moon

Published Jul. 21 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s “giant leap” by Neil Armstrong...

Native Hawaiians say telescope represents bigger struggle

Published Jul. 21 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of...

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other

Published Jul. 21 2019

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) — A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side...

Report: At least 14 Alaska cities have officers with records

Published Jul. 21 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — At least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented...

‘It’s brutal’Heat wave gripping half the US cancels events

Published Jul. 21 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events...

What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds’ risks

Published Jul. 21 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn’t notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans.