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Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha swirled toward the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy …

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Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor told a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier th…

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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it duri…

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Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send …

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Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court h…

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Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death

CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction…

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair

Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple w…

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Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trial

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements in the criminal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella out…

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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak…

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Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and W…

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USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each yea…

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For sale: A nearly nonexistent insurance agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., is quietly trying to sell …

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Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones

Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups.

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DC officials breaking ground on playground upgrade

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and city officials are breaking ground on upgrades to a playground in the Trinidad n…

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House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway

House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant s…

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Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Pre…

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CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching …

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Quotations in the News

"This is not a time for congratulations and joy, or anything except a serious determination, a focus, by everybody to try to figure out the ro…

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Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage.

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Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans

OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: …

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Colorado considers a new look for edible pot

Colorado considers a new look for edible pot

DENVER (AP) — Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the …

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Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, un…

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GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keep…

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WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let th…

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