Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes

Published May. 4 2015 @ 11:07pm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.

State Department: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts

Published May. 4 2015

WASHINGTON -- The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...

Obama jokes about a future playing dominoes with Letterman

Published May. 4 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.

Phillies beat Braves 5-2

Published May. 4 2015

ATLANTA -- Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings...

Baltimore police: Armed man arrested near scene of recent riots

Published May. 4 2015

BALTIMORE -- Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared...

Man charged with stealing Elton John's glasses from Memphis museum

Published May. 4 2015

MEMPHIS -- A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been...

Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial

Published May. 4 2015

BOSTON -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried...

Police: Georgia sheriff shot woman, refuses to speak with investigators

Published May. 4 2015

ATLANTA -- Sheriff Victor Hill has been a lightning rod for controversy since he fired 27 deputies on his first...

Marine general chosen as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

Published May. 4 2015

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs...

Singer Chris Brown accused of beating a man in Las Vegas

Published May. 4 2015

LAS VEGAS -- Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the...

'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

Published May. 4 2015

NEW YORK -- A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying...

Dead body found in Atlanta trash bin

Published May. 4 2015

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police say a dead body has been found in a trash can in northeast Atlanta.

Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions

Published May. 4 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also...

Interactive: drone flies over aftermath of Nepal earthquake

Published May. 4 2015

Nepal is one of the world's poorest nations, and its economy, largely based on tourism, has been crippled by the...

Watch how Britain welcomes a new royal baby

Published May. 4 2015

Earlier Monday, Westminster Abbey's bells pealed and gun salutes were fired across London in honor of the newborn princess. In...

Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

Published May. 4 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - Molten lava and rocks went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano Sunday after an explosion...

Chattanooga Chamber named one of country's top economic development groups

Published May. 4 2015

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce was named one of the top 10 economic development groups in the country for...

Tennessee woman seeking man she kissed at Boston marathon hears back -- from his wife

Published May. 4 2015

Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town...

Gunman in Muhammad cartoon shooting was on FBI's radar

Published May. 4 2015

One of two gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas has been...

US stocks gain, pushing market back near record levels

Published May. 4 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing slightly higher, putting the U.S. market close to record high.