MIAMI (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Harvey regained strength Wednesday as it approached the Texas Gulf Coast and could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall later this week.
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman seeking divorce from her husband had fled to a shelter several times before he shot her to death and went on the run with their 9-year-old son, a friend said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert Southwest.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal experts said Wednesday that Housing Secretary Ben Carson likely did not violate federal law when he appeared with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence addressed a sympathetic crowd of Venezuelans in South Florida and pledged the U.S. will use its economic and diplomatic power to push for free elections.
President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at Tuesday night's rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel — but one that remains ambiguous in its definition.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of a concert by American rock band Allah-Las in the Netherlands (all times local):
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit in South Florida to meet with Venezuelan exiles. (all times local):
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's House speaker said Wednesday the director of a utility regulation agency should be fired over the failure of a nuclear power project.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A boat carrying 70 people sank on a major river in northern Brazil leaving at least 10 dead and dozens missing, authorities said Wednesday.
CAIRO (AP) — Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — A California father who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter divorce and custody battle was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison at a hearing where his sobbing estranged wife wished him eternal hell.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah and U.S. government officials said at a conference Wednesday, an invitation-only meeting that mustang-protection advocates say is promoting the sla…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors can bring money laundering charges against the creators of a website that prosecutors label an online brothel, a judge ruled Wednesday. But he dismissed other charges months after another judge threw out the entire case as violating free speec…
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with murder after prosecutors say he filmed a teenage girl killing herself using a rope he bought for her went before a judge on Wednesday to decide if he'll be tried on a murder charge.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the abandonment of a nuclear power project in South Carolina (all times local):
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A paramilitary Christian sect with members facing child sex abuse charges evaded law enforcement authorities for years by hiding births, physically punishing followers and quietly operating in isolated areas of New Mexico, former members say.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself.
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending.
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been thrown from a wagon and trampled by a horse at a Pennsylvania county fair and has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who was among dozens of people injured when a commuter train crashed at a suburban Philadelphia terminal is suing the rail company, claiming the train also blew past a previous station before the accident.
DALLAS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a Texas crash that killed three children in the other car.
CALHOUN, La. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy pulled his drowning toddler twin cousins from a backyard pool in Louisiana.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservation and tribal groups are airing TV ads, sending letters to President Donald Trump and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land a…
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles say a computer glitch caused hundreds of letters threatening license and registration suspensions to be sent out this month.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on efforts in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem (all times local):
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose car fell from the seventh floor of a parking garage last month has filed a lawsuit against the garage's owner and management.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he's not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Federal judge again throws out Texas' voter ID law that was backed by Justice Department under Trump.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Phillip and Barbara Butler hadn't given much thought to the man who burned a cross on their front lawn 40 years ago.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank.
BOSTON (AP) — One of the nation's largest student-loan companies is accused of mismanaging programs that offer debt forgiveness to public servants.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is poised to receive a new kidney — from his son.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife on a cruise to Alaska pleaded not guilty during a Wednesday hearing in which he appeared to become emotional at times.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you.
Residents may need to get their rain boots, umbrellas and jackets ready as rainfall is expected in the coming days.
NEW YORK (AP) — Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs while disparaging the Girl Scouts' operations.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said.
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a permit to a politically conservative group for a Saturday afternoon rally in San Francisco that local officials fear could turn violent.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police chief says officers have arrested a man wanted in the deaths of two South Carolina bank branch workers.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia truck driver has been sentenced to prison in a 2015 highway collision that killed five people after the trucker fell asleep at the wheel.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former Tampa police detective faces up to 10 years in prison for her part in a tax-refund scheme.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who was fatally shot by Massachusetts state troopers following a pursuit into New Hampshire had fired at them at least six times and had told a relative beforehand that if caught, he'd be looking for the police to kill him, a report released by the attorney general…
A Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday.
In the testosterone-laced world of sports, sometimes your name means everything. Think not? I've seen men beaten by mobs just for having the gall to scream out "let's go Cowboys" at an Eagles game. Think of all the racial epithets we've heard, of how one football player, Colin Kaepernick, silently taking a knee during the national anthem in personal protest of injustice in America has divided the nation.
The amount of money the Environmental Protection Agency is penalizing polluters they've sued for breaching federal regulations has plummeted by 60% under President Donald Trump, a report released Thursday has found.
In anticipation of Tropical Depression Harvey making landfall in the Gulf Coast region, Governor Greg Abbott today preemptively declared a State of Disaster for 30 Texas counties.
DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska -- U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy will sail Friday with a team of NOAA scientists and collaborators on a 22-day cruise to study environmental change in the western Arctic Ocean.
Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as Tropical Depression Harvey approaches, and the National Hurricane Center issues a hurricane and storm surge watch for the Gulf Coast.