KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.
HONOLULU (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For working people making modest wages and struggling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama's health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unfulfilled.
'BREAKING BAD' WINNER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES: FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man who won a raffle to watch the series finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" with the cast has been charged with running a drug distribution operation.
PHOENIX (AP) - Police on Thursday commended the actions of citizens who offered help after an officer and another man were shot following the armed robbery of $18,000 from employees of a strip club.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado judge on Thursday denied a Saudi man's request to return to his home country to complete his prison term for sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.
SEATTLE (AP) - Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co., according to an Associated Press analysis of the deal.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies.
ATLANTA (AP) - A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.
MIAMI (AP) - The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements. The president is even (gasp) asking their mothers to help convince them to sign up for insurance.
DENVER (AP) - Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation's first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn't changed, a spokesman for her husband's office said Wednesday.
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 ...