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Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

September 18, 2014

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California. more »»

Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

September 18, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because... more »»

Over 1,600 homes threatened in California fire

September 18, 2014

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials say more than 1,600 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California. more »»

School district police stock up free military gear

September 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of... more »»

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

September 18, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday. more »»

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. more »»

Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

September 18, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. more »»

Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

September 17, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account — a payout people... more »»

Jury picked for Detroit officer who shot girl

September 17, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 201. more »»

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpa. more »»

School district police stock up free military gear

September 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of... more »»

Amazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches. more »»

Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimize... more »»

Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

September 17, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona. more »»

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

September 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of... more »»

NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

September 17, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. more »»

US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told... more »»

Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

September 17, 2014

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. more »»

 
 

 

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