Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

Published Feb. 16 2019

The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has been roiled by the revelation that a...

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Published Feb. 16 2019

Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Published Feb. 16 2019

Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and...


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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Published Feb. 15 2019

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week.

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Published Feb. 15 2019

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list...

Court filing: Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison on tax, bank fraud charges

Published Feb. 15 2019

Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax...

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Published Feb. 15 2019

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

Trump says he might extend deadline in U.S.-China talks

Published Feb. 15 2019

President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China...

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

Published Feb. 15 2019

A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering...

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Published Feb. 15 2019

California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border,...

Judge issues gag order in case of Trump confidant Stone

Published Feb. 15 2019

A federal judge on Friday barred longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone from making public comments that could influence potential...

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

Published Feb. 15 2019

An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five...


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21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

Published Feb. 15 2019

The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before...

Flu still on the rise in Alabama

Published Feb. 15 2019

Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama.

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall [video]

Published Feb. 15 2019

Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more...

Film about Tennessee State's Ed Temple, athletes showing at Tennessee State Museum

Published Feb. 15 2019

The Tennessee State Museum will be showing a free screening of a documentary about legendary Tennessee State University track and...

Trump Organization scraps plans for two hotel chains, blaming politics

Published Feb. 14 2019

President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part...

21 students sickened after eating candy at Georgia school on Valentine's Day

Published Feb. 14 2019

School officials say 21 students from a middle school south of Atlanta have been taken to hospitals after eating...

String of anti-abortion bills proposed in Tennessee

Published Feb. 14 2019

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a wide range of anti-abortion legislation following newly elected Gov. Bill Lee's promise to...

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

Published Feb. 14 2019

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever....

Trump gains weight, now considered obese

Published Feb. 14 2019

President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese.

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

Published Feb. 14 2019

When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a...

Georgia House speaker accused of delaying court for clients

Published Feb. 14 2019

One of Georgia's most powerful lawmakers has repeatedly used his office to delay court proceedings — some of them for...