DENVER (AP) - Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The American Postal Workers Union is calling upon Harvard University's president to oppose a deal between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) - A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.
DENVER (AP) - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
ATLANTA (AP) - Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
NEW YORK (AP) - The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.
DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
DETROIT (AP) - United Nations human rights experts described Detroit's mass water shut-offs as "a man-made perfect storm" Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 6-year-old girl was killed during a drive-by shooting while shopping for bubblegum with her father at a convenience store in Kansas City, according to police, who are vowing to find those responsible for her death.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend.
COLORADO PROPOSES EDIBLE POT BAN, THEN RETREATS: DENVER (AP) - Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
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.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please advise what the current recommendation is as far as follow-up colonoscopies are concerned? It has always been my understanding ...
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 ...