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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Published Dec. 15 2017

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T...

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

Published Dec. 14 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that...

Coroner: Accused state lawmaker's death is apparent suicide

Published Dec. 14 2017

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in...

'Nobody saved us': Man describes his childhood in abusive 'cult'

Published Dec. 14 2017

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless...

Year after girl killed, Navajo Nation to get alert system

Published Dec. 14 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a year after a Native American girl was killed and her tribe was criticized...

Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing faster than before

Published Dec. 13 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever, according to a new report released Tuesday.

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

Published Dec. 13 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge...

Arkansas panel clears way for new Ten Commandments marker in Capitol

Published Dec. 13 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas commission cleared the way Tuesday for the installation of another Ten Commandments monument...

Jones wins in stunning Alabama upset

Published Dec. 13 2017

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history,...

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

Published Dec. 12 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge...

#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

Published Dec. 12 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year's presidential election.

Mass shootings aren't more frequent, but they are deadlier

Published Dec. 12 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying...

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Published Dec. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday,...

3 hurt when bomb strapped to man explodes in NY subway

Published Dec. 11 2017

A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in...

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

Published Dec. 11 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials with the federal government said it's time to consider the possibility endangered right whales could...

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

Published Dec. 11 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents...

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore

Published Dec. 11 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Most Republican leaders in Alabama said they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday despite...

Tiny snowmen appear in Florida as Sunshine State gets snow

Published Dec. 11 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The "Welcome to Florida" sign in the northwest part of the state was covered in...

Sandy Hook's legacy: More security in elementary schools

Published Dec. 11 2017

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot said he applies some of...

Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist

Published Dec. 11 2017

DETROIT (AP) — When it came to pursuing a scientific career, Tasneem Essader encountered forces pulling her in and pushing...

Suspect in train stabbings says he was on autopilot

Published Dec. 10 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train was...

California lawmaker resigns after bathroom sex assault claim

Published Dec. 10 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced Friday he's resigning amid an investigation into a lobbyist's allegation he...

Could a law to bring down the mob be used in Weinstein case?

Published Dec. 10 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal anti-racketeering law has been used since the late 1970s to bring down mob bosses.