Police wait downstream for suspect trying to swim to freedom

Published Jul. 23 2019

A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught...

Stocks rise after Coke, Hasbro others report solid earnings

Published Jul. 23 2019

U.S. stocks moved higher in morning trading Tuesday on Wall Street as several major companies reported solid second quarter earnings.

Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal

Published Jul. 23 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened Guatemala

Immigration operation touted by Trump nets 35 arrests

Published Jul. 23 2019

The immigration enforcement operation touted by President Donald Trump that targeted some 2,000 people resulted in 35 arrests.

B.B. King's 'Lucille' guitar going up for auction

Published Jul. 23 2019

Her name was "Lucille," and in B.B. King's hands she gave voice to the "King of the Blues."

Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect

Published Jul. 23 2019

Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions are asking a judge to keep it from taking effect while...

Pregnant woman killed while walking with toddler in Georgia

Published Jul. 23 2019

Authorities say a pregnant woman was shot to death while walking with her toddler son in Athens.

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame inducts 3 posthumously

Published Jul. 23 2019

Three newspaper executives have been posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Senators want to rename NASA facility after Neil Armstrong

Published Jul. 23 2019

Ohio's two U.S. senators plan on asking Congress to rename a NASA research facility in northern Ohio after astronaut Neil...

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Published Jul. 23 2019

Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests,...

2 killed after Amtrak train hits vehicle in Mississippi

Published Jul. 23 2019

A sheriff says two people have been killed after the vehicle they were in was struck by a passenger train...

Boris Johnson confirmed as the next British prime minister

Published Jul. 23 2019

With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister, the outlook for the...


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Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Published Jul. 23 2019

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing...

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

Published Jul. 22 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's...

Equifax to pay up to $700 million in data breach settlement

Published Jul. 22 2019

Equifax will pay at least $700 million - and potentially much more - to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data...

Police dog that sniffed drugs during prison search dies

Published Jul. 22 2019

A prison search dog in Alabama that was injured after sniffing synthetic marijuana was expected to make a full recovery,...

Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

Published Jul. 22 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to...

Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Published Jul. 22 2019

Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions...

Governor says Alabama 'working' to avoid prison lawsuit

Published Jul. 22 2019

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey convened a new criminal justice commission as the state tries to avoid a Department of Justice...

Iran says it arrested 17 Iranians allegedly recruited by CIA

Published Jul. 22 2019

ran on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Iranians it accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites...

Man sentenced to life in prison in housemate's fiery death

Published Jul. 22 2019

A Tennessee man who admitted in a letter to a white supremacist organization that he fatally set his housemate on...

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Published Jul. 22 2019

Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans filled a central expressway Monday to...

Knight Foundation funding studies on media and democracy

Published Jul. 22 2019

A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts...