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EPA begins process to regulate toxic, widely used chemicals

Published Nov. 29 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a list of toxic chemicals that will be the first reviewed under a...

Church shooting defendant eases into role as own attorney

Published Nov. 29 2016

The white man prosecutors accuse of gunning down nine black parishioners in a bid to start a race war showed...

Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'xenophobia'

Published Nov. 29 2016

You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com's word of the...

Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

Published Nov. 29 2016

Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the...

'Drain the swamp'? Federal workers worried about Trump plan

Published Nov. 29 2016

Melissa Baumann lives some 850 miles from the nation's capital, but when she hears President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters...

Church shooting suspect allowed to act as own attorney

Published Nov. 29 2016

The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his...

Delta bans rude pro-Trump passenger for life, gives refunds

Published Nov. 29 2016

Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who rudely professed his support for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and...

Suspect in fatal shooting killed in shootout with deputies

Published Nov. 29 2016

Authorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Monday released the identities of the attacker and victim after a man fatally...

Too quiet on the set: filming accidents often go untold

Published Nov. 29 2016

As hundreds of names scrolled up the screen after 2012's "The Avengers," moviegoers who remained glued to their seats for...

Playboy model who posted photo pleads not guilty

Published Nov. 29 2016

A Playboy model who acknowledged taking a photo of a naked, 70-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it...

Attacker plows into crowd, stabs people at Ohio State campus

Published Nov. 28 2016

A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and then got out and began...

Trump assails effort to recount votes

Published Nov. 28 2016

In a reprise of campaign-season rancor, Donald Trump and his lieutenants are assailing an effort — now joined by Hillary...

Pipeline sheriff: 'My job is to enforce the law'

Published Nov. 28 2016

Don't look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially...

1 dead, 9 injured in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter

Published Nov. 28 2016

One man was killed, nine people were injured and witnesses said others ran in panic during an early Sunday shooting...

Brown water, beaver among early signs of water woes

Published Nov. 28 2016

Beaver dams have been demolished, burbling fountains silenced, and the drinking water in one southern town has taken on the...

3 California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

Published Nov. 28 2016

A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised...

Clinton campaign decides to participate in ballot recount in Wisconsin

Published Nov. 27 2016

WASHINGTON—Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will participate in an effort led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount ballots in...

Trump's reluctance to delegate to be tested during his presidency

Published Nov. 27 2016

NEW YORK—President-elect Donald Trump looked at hundreds of marble samples before selecting one for the lobby of Trump Tower. He...

Some fear tax on e-cigarettes may deter smokers from switch

Published Nov. 27 2016

SAN DIEGO—Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing...

Dialing up deals: Black Friday online sales hit a new high

Published Nov. 27 2016

Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said,...

Ron Glass, co-star of TV's 'Barney Miller' dead at 71

Published Nov. 27 2016

LOS ANGELES—Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron...

Many companies don't have enough disaster insurance

Published Nov. 27 2016

NEW YORK—A fire at the gun shop next door never reached Kathy Laurienti's sausage and specialty food store, but the...

Trump's disavowal of white supremacists doesn't quiet concerns

Published Nov. 27 2016

ATLANTA—Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the...