First lady donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

Published Oct. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump knew her inaugural gown would be part of history and she had a clear vision...

Parole board rejects condemned Ohio inmate's mercy request

Published Oct. 20 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who...

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

Published Oct. 20 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White nationalist Richard Spencer was once an obscure figure in a fringe movement.

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Published Oct. 20 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and...

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

Published Oct. 20 2017

Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S....

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

Published Oct. 20 2017

Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between...

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

Published Oct. 20 2017

In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen...

Guilty plea but no jail for jewel thief Doris Payne, 87

Published Oct. 20 2017

A notorious jewel thief recently arrested at a Georgia Walmart store got no jail time during her latest court appearance.

Georgia teacher resigns over 'Make America Great Again' T-shirt controversy

Published Oct. 20 2017

Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing "Make America Great Again" T-shirts has given her resignation to school...

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Published Oct. 20 2017

The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site...

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

Published Oct. 20 2017

RAQQA, Syria (AP) - Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by...

Tennessee sues Nashville schools for not turning over student contact information

Published Oct. 20 2017

The state of Tennessee sued Metro Nashville Public Schools on Wednesday for refusing to turn over the contact information for...


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Toyota tops Consumer Reports' auto reliability rankings

Published Oct. 20 2017

Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports' reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative...

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Published Oct. 20 2017

Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's...

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

Published Oct. 19 2017

A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give...

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

Published Oct. 19 2017

He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the...

Senators push for more online transparency in elections

Published Oct. 19 2017

Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Thursday what could be the first of several...

U.S.: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Published Oct. 19 2017

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage...

Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

Published Oct. 19 2017

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who is running...

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

Published Oct. 19 2017

The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an "alarming" rate that could signal serious trouble for...

Tennessee mother charged in 2016 death of 6-month-old son

Published Oct. 19 2017

A Tennessee woman faces a felony murder charge in her 6-month-old son's death.


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Another warm winter forecast for swath of U.S.

Published Oct. 19 2017

Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters...

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

Published Oct. 19 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking...