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Obama takes center stage in Kentucky's Senate race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's hotly contested Senate race despite Democrat Alison Lund…

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Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time…

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House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors car…

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Depar…

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Parents of missing Virginia student still hopeful

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The family of a University of Virginia student who has been missing since the weekend says she "would not disappea…

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Correction: Frederick Douglass-Governor's Mansion

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about a portrait of Frederick Douglass on display in the Maryland governor's mansion, The Associated…

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Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improp…

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Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. …

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New Jersey loses 4th casino; Trump weighs in

New Jersey loses 4th casino; Trump weighs in

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump says he will take a serious look at taking back control of the Atlantic City casino company that bears…

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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings about the dangers of wildfires and drought-parched forests, the inferno that swirled through the Californ…

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,203

As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at least 2,203 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afg…

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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed …

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Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect America…

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FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old Missouri boy is in critical but stable condition after police subdued him with a stun gun, and a family…

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial…

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Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty in a New Jers…

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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Am…

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Al-Qaida's heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

Al-Qaida's heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.

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More than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash

More than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southwest Idaho say about 33 cattle died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side.

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