Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

Published Aug. 15 2018

A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It...

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

Published Aug. 15 2018

A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to...

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

Published Aug. 15 2018

Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?


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Turkey increases tariffs on some U.S. goods, escalating feud

Published Aug. 15 2018

Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that...

Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan's clearance

Published Aug. 15 2018

President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan, a vocal critic of...

Italy bridge collapse kills at least 39, forces hundreds from homes

Published Aug. 15 2018

Italian prosecutors focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the...

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Published Aug. 15 2018

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first...

Former top Atlanta official pleads guilty in bribery probe

Published Aug. 15 2018

A top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has become the latest person to plead guilty as part of...

While probing 538 records exemptions, Tennessee added more

Published Aug. 15 2018

A state review has found that while Tennessee lawmakers began reviewing 500-plus public records exemptions this year, they approved more...

Squirrel hunting season begins in Georgia

Published Aug. 15 2018

Georgia hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels starting Wednesday.

Federal officials unveil impaired driving awareness campaign

Published Aug. 15 2018

Federal highway officials have unveiled a campaign aimed at combating drunk and drug-impaired driving.

Walker is Wisconsin GOP choice as Midwest tests Trump appeal

Published Aug. 15 2018

A fiery Donald Trump loyalist and a one-time Trump skeptic seized Republican nominations for governor in two states Tuesday, while...


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Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

Published Aug. 15 2018

Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first Tuesday by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably...

Vermont nominates first US transgender candidate for governor

Published Aug. 15 2018

A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for governor, and she'll face...

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

Published Aug. 14 2018

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Secretary of State...

New Mexico bail reforms shaped ruling in compound case

Published Aug. 14 2018

A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound...

Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

Published Aug. 14 2018

Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the...

Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

Published Aug. 14 2018

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared Tuesday that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining...

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

Published Aug. 14 2018

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the...

Ex-Pilot Flying J president gets sentencing delay

Published Aug. 14 2018

The former president of the nation's largest fuel retailer has been given a delay in sentencing for his conviction in...

Manafort's defense rests after calling no witnesses

Published Aug. 14 2018

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and...


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Cars plunge in Italian highway bridge collapse; at least 20 killed

Published Aug. 14 2018

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during...

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

Published Aug. 14 2018

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in...