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Prosecutor: Rikers guard 'savagely' kicked inmate to death

Published Dec. 2 2016

A guard at New York City's troubled jail complex Rikers Island "savagely" kicked an ailing inmate to death four years...

For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty

Published Dec. 2 2016

Some pollution-sniffing dogs at the Jersey shore have shown they're No. 1 at sniffing out No. 2.

Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance

Published Dec. 2 2016

A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with...

Magic pipe: Carnival's Princess pays $40M fine for sea waste

Published Dec. 2 2016

Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean...

Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

Published Dec. 2 2016

So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and...

Parents disarm their son who brought guns to Utah school

Published Dec. 2 2016

Two fast-acting parents disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school Thursday after they noticed the teenager acting...

GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it

Published Dec. 2 2016

The chairman of a key House committee pledged Thursday congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it.

Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11

Published Dec. 2 2016

Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and...

Malibu mountain lion gets reprieve after alpacas killed

Published Dec. 2 2016

A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman...

White House announces support for women in military draft

Published Dec. 2 2016

The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant...

Trump salutes Carrier — and himself — for saving jobs

Published Dec. 2 2016

Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring a deal to keep a...

Record charitable donations reported for Giving Tuesday

Published Dec. 1 2016

Giving Tuesday, a 5-year-old phenomenon aimed at encouraging online charitable giving, produced record-shattering donations this week, according to two organizations...

4 changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones

Published Dec. 1 2016

Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as...

New 'Hamilton' CD features songs by Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher

Published Dec. 1 2016

The Broadway megahit "Hamilton" has already spawned a best-selling cast album, a PBS documentary and a book about its creation.