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Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Published Feb. 19 2017

MUNICH—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia...

Trump's first weeks spawn anxiety at some companies

Published Feb. 19 2017

NEW YORK—President Donald Trump's first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners—especially at...

Rejected by Unilever, Kraft Heinz still hungry for expansion

Published Feb. 19 2017

NEW YORK—Kraft Heinz's $143 billion offer to buy Unilever was spurned, but the ketchup, cheese and lunch meat maker is...

McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

Published Feb. 19 2017

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized...

Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

Published Feb. 19 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11...

Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

Published Feb. 19 2017

A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the...

Animal welfare groups decry loss of online reports

Published Feb. 18 2017

An online tool has disappeared for people to find out whether they are buying puppies from humane breeders or callous...

Supporters want Route 66 designated as historic trail

Published Feb. 18 2017

Supporters of Route 66, the iconic U.S. highway that carried travelers from Illinois to California, are pushing to have the...

Last-second launch delay for SpaceX at moon pad

Published Feb. 18 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA's historic moon pad.

1 state or 2? Mixed messages from US on Mideast peace plans

Published Feb. 18 2017

President Donald Trump and his envoys are sending mixed messages about their support for an independent Palestinian state, confusing a...

Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

Published Feb. 18 2017

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday,...

DHS weighed National Guard for immigration roundups

Published Feb. 18 2017

The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to...

Kansas vet surprised with electric wheelchair on birthday

Published Feb. 18 2017

Jim Simpson sat down in the motorized wheelchair with an American flag sticker on the back and wiggled his body...

Trump raps 'criminal' leaks, 'dishonest' media, 'bad' judges

Published Feb. 17 2017

Aggrieved and spoiling for a fight, Donald Trump used a marathon encounter with reporters Thursday to denounce the "criminal" leaks...

'Day Without Immigrants': Protest closes restaurants in US

Published Feb. 17 2017

The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet.

Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

Published Feb. 17 2017

The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke...

4 days after inmate's slaying, his rape conviction is tossed

Published Feb. 17 2017

Roger Largent will never get a chance to clear his name in the rape of a disabled woman: He was...

Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack

Published Feb. 17 2017

A California man who bought high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Thursday as the father...

Court: Florida doctors can ask patients about guns

Published Feb. 17 2017

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed...

Iowa GOP passes bill opponents say will gut public unions

Published Feb. 17 2017

Public sector unions in Iowa will have less authority to negotiate working conditions for teachers, nurses and correctional officers under...

Lawsuit: St. Louis County officer told to tone down gayness

Published Feb. 17 2017

A St. Louis County police sergeant alleges in a lawsuit against the department that he was told to "tone down"...

Iowa plans 2nd deer harvest to check for deadly disease

Published Feb. 17 2017

Iowa officials are planning a second special deer hunt in northeast Iowa to test the animals for chronic wasting disease.

Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban

Published Feb. 17 2017

The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban...