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  • U.S. sharply criticizes new Israeli construction

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance I ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Ebola patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia

    DALLAS – The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday ordered Pennsylvania flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in hon ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

    MONROE, Conn. – A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

    LOS ANGELES – Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Truck deals help boost U.S. auto sales in September

    DETROIT – September sales won't be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Colo. school protests roil swing state politics

    DENVER – The protests over a Colorado school district’s proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON – Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS – The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas – a sign of the ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

    BALTIMORE – Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let d ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

    DENVER – Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.Now, the state's high ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Obama, Modi tout potential for deeper econ ties

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the wo ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach

    WASHINGTON – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

    NEW YORK – Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • White House intruder got far past front door

    WASHINGTON – The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican c ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:12 pm
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