SILVERTON, Colorado (AP) - It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said Thursday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A man admitted Thursday that he brought millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in a casino's poker tournament, a scheme that was uncovered when he clogged a pipe by flushing the chips down the toilet in his hotel room.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.
DENVER (AP) - A suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't deny them a marriage license based on her deeply held Christian beliefs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.
NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced Wednesday he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit against an Alabama school board to continue over a 14-year-old girl who was used by a school employee in a plot to catch an alleged sexual predator.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Burger King's chicken fries may have the boy band One Direction and the website Buzzfeed to thank for the return of the skinny fried sticks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a two-year service contract.
NEW YORK (AP) - Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage?
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motor Co. hasn't hired as many workers for a giant northern Nevada manufacturing plant as it ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting ...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.
MOJAVE (AP) - Virgin Galactic's new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.
SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of ...