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Gun views fractious even as fewer own guns

Published Jun. 20 2016
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Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement...

Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

Published Jun. 20 2016
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Donald Trump suggested Sunday the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the...

Thousands turn out for weekend gay pride events

Published Jun. 20 2016
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People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including...

Pastor: Church sign on Ramadan drew angry call, posting

Published Jun. 20 2016
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A pastor is decrying an angry phone message and social media posting from a school board member who's also a...

Lynch: Silent on Clinton email case with Obama

Published Jun. 20 2016
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday she doesn't believe the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server has been...

Sting operation: Jellyfish targeted before they can multiply

Published Jun. 19 2016
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Environmental officials and waterfront homeowners in New Jersey are conducting a reverse sting operation against jellyfish in inland waterways,...

Spacecraft barreling toward Jupiter for July 4 meetup

Published Jun. 19 2016
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A NASA spacecraft is bound for a Fourth of July encounter with Jupiter in the latest quest to study how...

Southwest braces for heat wave

Published Jun. 19 2016
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PHOENIX—In 120 degree temperatures, some airplanes might not takeoff. Power grids strain as the outside air keeps transmission lines from...

Lawyers for Ferguson seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

Published Jun. 19 2016
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The city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents are seeking access to any...

Former Vanderbilt football player again convicted of rape

Published Jun. 18 2016
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A jury has convicted a former Vanderbilt football player of encouraging his teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had...

Funerals, fear and uncertainty loom as Orlando grieves

Published Jun. 18 2016
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People marched down Orlando streets with rainbow flags and others lined up to wait hours for a "One Pulse" tattoo...

Homeless man charged in fire deaths was in US illegally

Published Jun. 18 2016
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A homeless man charged with setting a fire that killed five people at a vacant Los Angeles building was in...

Obama says climate change already damaging national parks

Published Jun. 18 2016
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President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change is already damaging America's national parks, with rising temperatures causing Yosemite's meadows...

Woman saves son from mountain lion

Published Jun. 18 2016
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DENVER—A Colorado woman saved her 5-year-old son's life by prying his head from the mouth of a mountain lion that...

Seasonal farmworkers face uphill battle in pursuit to obtain health insurance

Published Jun. 18 2016
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DUNN, N.C.—Seasonal agricultural workers were just finishing a meal after a long day of planting sweet potato seeds when Julie...

Trump battleground plan relies on skeptical GOP leaders

Published Jun. 17 2016
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His campaign riled by infighting and Republican revolt, Donald Trump is working to address a battleground state staffing shortage that...

EPA chief warns of 'systemic' issues with Flint water safety

Published Jun. 17 2016
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The country's top environmental regulator has warned of "systemic" problems that threaten the long-term ability to provide safe drinking water...

Judge in Stanford rape case often follows sentencing reports

Published Jun. 17 2016
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After a jury convicted a California man of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a fatal drunken driving crash, Judge Aaron Persky...

California inferno supports predictions for another bad year

Published Jun. 17 2016
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Stoked by winds, a wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara roared down mountain slopes toward the Pacific Ocean, shutting down...

Syria memo shakes up Washington but unlikely to shift policy

Published Jun. 17 2016
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State Department officials shook up America's generally obedient diplomatic establishment this week with an internal memo urging U.S. military action...

US home construction down slightly in May

Published Jun. 17 2016
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Construction of new homes nudged down slightly in May, with builders pulling back in the Northeast and Midwest.

Unemployment rates are far below US level in 16 states

Published Jun. 17 2016
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Unemployment rates have fallen to very low levels in a third of U.S. states, a trend that may push up...

US probes complaints of steering trouble on Toyota SUVs

Published Jun. 17 2016
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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints the wheels on some older Toyota SUVs can unexpectedly pull to the right.