WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.
By SCOTT SMITH
MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.
NEW YORK (AP) - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?
NEW YORK (AP) - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.
NEW YORK (AP) - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.
MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell "simple and easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking ...
RENO (AP) - Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business ...
BOSTON (AP) - A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of ...
HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an arrest was ...
NEW YORK (AP) - They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking ...
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.
NEW YORK (AP) - More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat ...