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GOP success opens door to amending US Constitution

Published Dec. 6 2016

The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a...

Trump's tariff plan hits a hurdle: Congressional Republicans

Published Dec. 6 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's plan to use steep tariffs to punish companies that move overseas is running into an obstacle: Congressional...

Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen

Published Dec. 6 2016

Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's...

Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

Published Dec. 6 2016

A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a...

Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

Published Dec. 6 2016

Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled...

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Published Dec. 6 2016

President-elect Donald Trump, moving closer to filling his Cabinet, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary...

Families brace for news that loved ones are among fire victims

Published Dec. 6 2016

Terry Ewing is waiting for the confirmation he already knows in his heart: His girlfriend was among the dozens killed...

Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

Published Dec. 6 2016

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news...

Police officer charged with slapping man dressed as bunny

Published Dec. 6 2016

A police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn...

'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' separate from award season pack

Published Dec. 6 2016

In Hollywood's early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films — radically different in tone and tune — have separated...

More private college presidents top $2M in pay

Published Dec. 5 2016

Presidents of eight private colleges in the U.S. were paid more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to...

Roof wants lawyers back on death penalty case

Published Dec. 5 2016

The white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church asked a judge...

Feds block route for oil pipeline

Published Dec. 5 2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in...

Officials probing cause of massive Boston-area fire

Published Dec. 5 2016

Fire investigators on Sunday were trying to determine what caused a massive blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing...

Hoax leads hundreds of ex-imates to sue

Published Dec. 5 2016

About 1,800 people who have been spent time in a crowded New Jersey jail have inundated federal court officials with...

Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, includes teens

Published Dec. 5 2016

The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33...

Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense'

Published Dec. 5 2016

Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion...

Navy christens submarine USS Colorado in shipyard ceremony

Published Dec. 4 2016

Annie Mabus smashed a bottle of sparkling wine from a Denver vineyard against the Navy's newest attack submarine Saturday, christening...

Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

Published Dec. 4 2016

FARGO, N.D.—The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline...

Police use 'fake news' press release in sting aimed at California gang

Published Dec. 4 2016

LOS ANGELES—Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the...

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Published Dec. 4 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post...

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

Published Dec. 4 2016

BEIJING—President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader,...

Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

Published Dec. 4 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure...