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  • Man gets life for killing, raping college student

    DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire man who raped and killed a college student was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the chance of parole after t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Ferguson protests turn violent

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

    CAIRO – Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

    DONETSK, Ukraine – A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fi ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Robin Williams' public joy, private pain

    LOS ANGELES – In public, Robin Williams shared only the joy he found in life, never the sorrow. He was the same man in private, shielding even longtim ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Clinton says she's looking forward to hug Obama

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. – Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's looking forward to hugging out her differences with President Barack Obama.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

    NEW YORK – Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messag ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A leading physician in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerge ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Burke gives Wisconsin Democrats a new approach

    JANESVILLE, Wis. – Only a few years ago, Wisconsin was the scene of huge protest rallies that shut down the state Capitol, a failed attempt to recall ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    ISLAMORADA, Fla. – It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

    MOLINE – Deere's third-quarter profit fell 15 percent and the farming equipment maker believes that the same weak sales at home and abroad will cut in ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

    NEW YORK – Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.A fashio ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Wal-Mart's long-term growth strategy: Try, try again

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisl ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    LAS VEGAS – Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Racial tensions are not new in St. Louis suburb

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until demographic ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:43 pm
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