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In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal's office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher paid for ignoring warnings...

Weather Service: Multiple tornadoes in central Indiana

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto...

Rhode Island sues to get Russian sub removed from scrapyard

Published Aug. 25 2016
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The remnants of a Russian submarine rest mere feet from shore in Rhode Island, a Cold War relic rusting away.

Judge delays sentencing for Kansas man in foiled bomb plot

Published Aug. 25 2016
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A federal judge delayed a sentencing decision Wednesday for a Kansas man who admitted aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's...

Navy says Iranian boats harassed US ship in Strait of Hormuz

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired, the chief...

Temporary FEMA housing units expected to return to Louisiana

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Thousands of south Louisiana residents remain stuck in shelters, living in hotels or staying in the spare bedrooms of...

As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his...

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" on Wednesday in...

Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Tigers use a grunt-like snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates.

Scientific dig in weird Wyoming cave yields ice age insights

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Paleontologists digging at the bottom of a strange cave in northern Wyoming say they have uncovered a trove of animal...

Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

Published Aug. 24 2016
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After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right...

Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday...

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

Published Aug. 24 2016
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks...

Man-made warming may have started decades earlier

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests.

Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State Dept.

Published Aug. 24 2016
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More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave...

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern...

Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-old-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said.

Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police

Published Aug. 24 2016
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President Barack Obama met Tuesday with the family of Alton Sterling, the black man in Louisiana whose death last month...

Man attacked people with ax, shot them with gun

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A Mississippi man used a gun and an ax to kill five adults as they slept in an Alabama home,...

New estimates: Deficit increase after years of declines

Published Aug. 23 2016
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A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year's budget deficit to $590...

Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha...

Social Security rolls back security measures on website

Published Aug. 23 2016
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The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who...

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.