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6 road-trip apps to make the miles fly by

Published May. 25 2016

Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel booking apps — they're useful, but boring. Instead, pack along...

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Published May. 25 2016

In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw...

Watchdogs say Texas dodged 'train wreck' on education board

Published May. 25 2016

When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs...

House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals

Published May. 25 2016

WASHINGTON—The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of...

Blunt calls on VA head to resign

Published May. 25 2016

A Republican senator on Tuesday called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign after McDonald compared long wait times...

Head of TSA security removed from position

Published May. 25 2016

A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

Louisiana set to expand hate-crimes laws to include police

Published May. 24 2016

BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect...

Ex-spellers remain involved with National Spelling Bee

Published May. 24 2016

Like an ex-jock who wants to stay involved in his sport, Jacob Williamson has taken on many roles in...

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

Published May. 24 2016

She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.

Many Vietnam veterans say they support lifting of arms embargo

Published May. 24 2016

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face...

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'

Published May. 23 2016

The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. A single green form before her, she had...

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

Published May. 23 2016

President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious...

Texas police: criminals often using imitation weapons

Published May. 23 2016

Police in Texas said more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they're cheap, easy...

5 years later, Veterans Treatment Court a success

Published May. 23 2016

William Delaney, a former Marine, had already served four years of probation for an alcohol-related offense in Florida and was...

Shipyard skipper, 80, to step back after Zumwalt trials

Published May. 23 2016

Captain Earl Walker wasn't about to retire before seeing the Navy's futuristic Zumwalt destroyer safely down the Kennebec River to...

Police slaying suspect dies after shootout

Published May. 23 2016

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as...

Map experts prep for unpredictable National Geographic Bee

Published May. 23 2016

Kapil Nathan knows how unpredictable the National Geographic Bee can be.

Clinton calls Trump's gun policies 'dangerous'

Published May. 22 2016

Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton...

Clinton shrugs, sees benefits in Trump's attacks

Published May. 22 2016

Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking.

Sanders backing DNC chair's opponent

Published May. 22 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he plans to support the opponent of Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

Survivors of tornado that leveled Missouri city look back

Published May. 22 2016

A sky-darkening storm was working its way into southwest Missouri around dinnertime on a Sunday evening, zeroing in on the...

Obama to seek closure in visits to Japan, Vietnam

Published May. 22 2016

WASHINGTON—For nearly eight years, President Barack Obama has struggled to end wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Next week, he'll try...

Officials try to get jump on Zika threat with money in limbo

Published May. 22 2016

WASHINGTON—Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try...