2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

Published Dec. 18 2014 @ 1:17pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.

Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

Published Dec. 18 2014

NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may...

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent

Published Dec. 18 2014

In the biggest monthly drop in the unemployment rate in 38 years, Georgia's jobless rate last month plunged by a...

Middle Tennessee mayors urge road funding fix

Published Dec. 18 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A group representing 40 mayors in Middle Tennessee is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers...

Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

Published Dec. 18 2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend...

Drones might help show how tornados form

Published Dec. 18 2014

Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want...

1 dead, several injured as car hits pedestrians in California

Published Dec. 18 2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Police say one person is dead and several are injured after a woman drove into a...

Massachusetts ride-share driver accused of rape

Published Dec. 17 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had summoned the ride-sharing service.

New York rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

Published Dec. 18 2014

NEW YORK — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking...

Video of Albuquerque police shooting released

Published Dec. 17 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during...

Pittsburgh fires athletic director Steve Pederson

Published Dec. 17 2014

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh has fired athletic director Steve Pederson after Paul Chryst's abrupt departure for Wisconsin left the Panthers searching...

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in South Carolina

Published Dec. 17 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in...

Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

Published Dec. 17 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks...