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Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

Published Oct. 8 2017

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it.

Man guilty in torture death of girlfriend's son gets prison

Published Oct. 8 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — A man convicted of torturing his girlfriend's son by forcing him to take ice baths, wrapping his...

Minnesota man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year

Published Oct. 8 2017

A Minnesota man who lived in a house with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for about...

Warrant: Man threw bag with infant's body into reservoir

Published Oct. 8 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was charged Friday with helping his girlfriend dispose of a stillborn baby boy...

Trump directives roll back birth control, LGBT rights

Published Oct. 7 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt...

US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

Published Oct. 7 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Friday after drenching...

Harvey Weinstein to be suspended during harassment inquiry

Published Oct. 7 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein will be suspended from his film company pending an internal investigation into sexual harassment...

Is NRA move to regulate 'bump stocks' real or a ruse?

Published Oct. 7 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — When the National Rifle Association urged the government to revisit whether "bump stocks" should be restricted, it...

Trump promises massive tax cut but the poor would get little

Published Oct. 7 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Americans "the largest tax cut in our country's history.

Frustrated police appeal for public's help in Las Vegas case

Published Oct. 7 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000...

Vets nurse sick bobcat, return it to park where it's needed

Published Oct. 7 2017

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A few minutes before they opened the pet carrier on a sandy trail near the...

US Customs vows to block imports made by N. Korea workers

Published Oct. 7 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any...

Spacewalkers install new hand on station's robot arm

Published Oct. 7 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts gave the International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand Thursday.

Las Vegas gunman may have scoped out other music festivals

Published Oct. 6 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas...

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

Published Oct. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating "bump stocks," devices that can effectively convert...

California becomes sanctuary state as governor signs bill

Published Oct. 6 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in...

White House seeks to move past Trump/Tillerson friction

Published Oct. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration sought Thursday to move past the brouhaha over Rex Tillerson's reported insult of his...

Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

Published Oct. 6 2017

A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into...

DC officials won't appeal ruling against strict gun law

Published Oct. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials said Thursday they won't appeal a court ruling striking down a portion of...

Alaska to make reduced payout to residents from oil fund

Published Oct. 6 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly every Alaskan will wake up $1,100 richer Thursday, thanks to this year's payout from the...

Trump offers Supreme Court way out of travel ban case

Published Oct. 6 2017

The Trump administration Thursday offered the Supreme Court a way out of ruling on the travel ban controversy, over the...

Prosecutors: Keep Slender Man attacker in hospital 40 years

Published Oct. 6 2017

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to sentence a girl to 40 years in a mental hospital...

New wave of protest leaders emerges post Ferguson

Published Oct. 6 2017

Young people thrust into activism by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson are leading a new wave...