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Rockies snap 7-game skid, beat Nationals 6-4

DENVER (AP) — Jorge De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 as he pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and the wobbly Colorado bullpen he…

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Rockies 6, Nationals 4

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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with…

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Obama supports Hawaii's governor in radio ad

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for …

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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in…

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Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed p…

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Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in or…

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Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

SEATTLE (AP) — An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-Am…

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Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he …

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Man pleads guilty in armored truck robbery

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Washington man has pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery of an armored truck in which more than $270,000 was stolen.

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Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, feder…

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US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separati…

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Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Ben…

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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic …

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Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Fl…

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Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campai…

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Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pound…

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Board OKs wetlands license for Cove Point

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a wetlands license on Wednesday for Dominion Resources to build a pier that …

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Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

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Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisa…

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Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend

Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend

BOSTON (AP) — A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombings told police he smoked mar…

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Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to re…

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Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete …

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Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhe…

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Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

NEW YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popula…

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