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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The unidentified patient is being kept in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Phelps has been charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed.

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Photos: Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps

Photos: Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been charged with DUI.

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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and ha…

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Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsyl…

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Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

WASHINGTON — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year…

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Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings…

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Secret Service chief on hot seat for breach

Secret Service chief on hot seat for breach

WASHINGTON — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency’s critical…

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Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement spea…

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New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who a…

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Kurds advance in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds advance in Iraq as Britain joins fray

SALHIYAH, Iraq — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heav…

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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacu…

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and conven…

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Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

NEW YORK — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Swede…

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Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air…

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1 student shot, 2nd in custody at NC high school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday m…

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Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that a…

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Decorated NYPD officer indicted on assault charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a newly decorated New York City police officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home.

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NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers are preparing to crash a former military helicopter to test how various materials affect the likelihood of …

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Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top oil industry official says the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seve…

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Myanmar says sectarian violence challenges reforms

Myanmar says sectarian violence challenges reforms

NEW YORK (AP) — Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up "an unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in Myanmar's…

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lauding India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the…

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Ore…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll c…

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