SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Once a wanton wiener dog, Dennis went on a diet and is now a happy shadow of his former self after losing more than 75 percent of his body weight.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
SEATTLE (AP) - Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army officer admitted to a military tribunal Wednesday that he betrayed his role at Fort Hood as an advocate for victims of sexual abuse by organizing a prostitution ring at the sprawling Central Texas base.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.
NEW YORK (AP) - A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Searchers struggled Wednesday to find the seven Marines and four soldiers killed when a helicopter crashed, hampered by the same fog that plagued a nighttime training mission.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona sheriff's department says some of the marijuana bales that suspects tossed out of an SUV during a high-speed chase last week got picked up by passing vehicles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists are virtually certain that California will be rocked by a strong earthquake in the next 30 years. Now they say the risk of a mega-quake is more likely than previously thought.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government's practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet's infrastructure.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man whose fatal stabbing of a K-9 prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to stiffen the penalty for harming police animals has been sentenced to up to 44 years in prison.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a man caught on surveillance video running down a sidewalk with a toddler in his arms, with the boy's two young siblings screaming and chasing behind him, in what officials in the tiny town of Sprague, Washington say was a failed kidnapping.
GATES, N.Y. (AP) - Mike Peters was headed to his job driving veterans to and from outpatient services when he saw a man engulfed in flames "from his waist to above his head" while standing alongside a suburban Rochester, New York, road.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kamala Devi Harris will change the U.S. Senate by walking through the door.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters on Tuesday expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California voters were leaning toward upholding a statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, according to partial returns Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He felt it in the breeze.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in ...
LONDON (AP) - It's the British royals versus the press - again - and Prince Harry thinks enough is enough.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - So-called "party houses" in the Hollywood Hills that feature red carpets, security guards and even wild animals are getting bigger and noisier ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a San Francisco surgeon was arrested on suspicion of 99 felony crimes in connection with prescribing opioid narcotics.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors has decided to stop offering unlimited free use of its 734 fast charging stations worldwide, just months ...
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Police say they have arrested three men, including the suspected shooter who engaged in a fatal gunfight with a police officer outside a ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Closing out a wildly unpredictable White House race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blitzed through battleground states Monday in a final bid to ...
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - Dozens of buildings sustained "substantial damage" after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck an Oklahoma town that's home to one of ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Jurors awarded a University of Virginia administrator $3 million Monday for her portrayal in a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday raised doubts about the temporary appointment of a former labor official in a case that could limit the ...