New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Published Jan. 17 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual...

King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

Published Jan. 17 2017

MIAMI (AP) - A national holiday that was supposed to be about nonviolence erupted into mayhem in Miami when police...

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, divisions and hope in the era of Trump

Published Jan. 17 2017

Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klansman says he...

Airport shooting suspect back in court for bail hearing

Published Jan. 17 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida...

FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

Published Jan. 16 2017

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre,...

Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

Published Jan. 16 2017

The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily...

Love it or hate it, people have opinions on the circus

Published Jan. 15 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Reaction to news that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was closing after 146...

Quaker group marks centennial with 'Waging Peace' exhibit

Published Jan. 15 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, "Waging Peace,"...

The bald and the bold: Eagles' resurgence comes at a price

Published Jan. 15 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.

Secret WWI telegram holds lessons for today, historians say

Published Jan. 15 2017

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side...

Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise?

Published Jan. 14 2017

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the...

Another winter-storm round to hit already-icy US midsection

Published Jan. 14 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - States across the nation's midsection are bracing for another round of winter storms expected to add...

Protests shutdown far-right speaker at UC Davis

Published Jan. 13 2017

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled Friday...

Notorious 'pillowcase rapist' loses freedom; re-hospitalized

Published Jan. 13 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A notorious California serial rapist who muffled victims' screams with a pillowcase had his freedom revoked...

Latest: Kansas National Guard soldiers to help during storm

Published Jan. 13 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on an ice storm moving into the nation's midsection (all times local):

APNewsBreak: EPA says it can't pay damages from mine spill

Published Jan. 13 2017

DENVER (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from...

Motorist who aided wounded trooper recalls fear, confusion

Published Jan. 13 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona man who helped a wounded state trooper said Friday he was afraid and confused when...

Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone

Published Jan. 13 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - The federal government is considering a petition that calls for a whale protection zone on the west...

Sexual assault question part of math homework assignment

Published Jan. 13 2017

A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had...

Filings: Pipeline opponents allegedly threatened officials

Published Jan. 13 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline made threats against...

Freezing rain in southern Plains causing accidents, closures

Published Jan. 13 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Freezing rain moving across the southern Plains on Friday caused numerous accidents along icy highways and...

MLK "war room" is the heart of a new national monument

Published Jan. 13 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A motel room once used by Martin Luther King Jr. to plan civil rights protests is...

Man delivers 300,000 pennies to DMV

Published Jan. 13 2017

A Virginia man used 300,000 pennies to pay sales tax on two cars at the Department of Motor Vehicles.