NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

Published Feb. 24 2018

The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to...

Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

Published Feb. 24 2018

Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct...

Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk 'betrayal'

Published Feb. 24 2018

As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning "bump stocks" and curbing young people's access to guns, the gun...


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Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

Published Feb. 23 2018

While the Rev. Billy Graham's travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came...

US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

Published Feb. 23 2018

The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for...

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Published Feb. 23 2018

A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in...

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

Published Feb. 23 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) - People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting...

California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

Published Feb. 23 2018

A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new...

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

Published Feb. 23 2018

The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local...

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

Published Feb. 23 2018

Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is...

Florida school shooting: 'Abject breakdown at all levels'

Published Feb. 23 2018

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for...

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Published Feb. 23 2018

Alabama officials on Thursday postponed a scheduled lethal injection of an inmate who had argued that his veins were severely...

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder in Alabama

Published Feb. 22 2018

The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in...

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

Published Feb. 22 2018

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his...

Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Published Feb. 22 2018

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers!...

Alabama inmate claims he is at risk for 'botched' execution

Published Feb. 22 2018

Alabama stood ready Thursday to execute an inmate who argued there is an increased risk of a botched execution because...

U.S. may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

Published Feb. 22 2018

In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be...

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Published Feb. 22 2018

The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage...

Ex-Trump campaign associates face additional charges

Published Feb. 22 2018

Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former...

NRA strikes a defiant tone, accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting Florida shooting

Published Feb. 22 2018

Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a...

Shooting survivors endure new assault - from online trolls

Published Feb. 22 2018

One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he...

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct resigns

Published Feb. 22 2018

A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him,...

Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Published Feb. 22 2018

The Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, the first time a...