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Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

February 20, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors. more »»

The Latest: Storm aiming for California renews flood fears

February 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

3:00 p.. more »»

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

February 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the... more »»

Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever

February 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid... more »»

Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

February 19, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors. more »»

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

February 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by... more »»

Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants

February 19, 2017

PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) — Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country... more »»

Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country

February 19, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When D. more »»

Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

February 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off... more »»

Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

February 19, 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in ... more »»

James Brown's 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

February 19, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. more »»

McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

February 19, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. more »»

Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

February 18, 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in ... more »»

Some involved in Omar Abdel-Rahman's case had own notoriety

February 18, 2017

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway... more »»

Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

February 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off... more »»

Police: Man charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler

February 18, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturda. more »»

McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

February 18, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. more »»

Blind cleric jailed for 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

February 18, 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, died Saturday in a federal prison where he was serving a life sentence. more »»

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

February 18, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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