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Protesters of Arctic drilling block entry to Seattle port

May 18, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A few hundred critics of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean blocked the entrances Monday to a seaport terminal in Seattle, where Royal Dutch Shell's massive floating drill rig will b... more »»

High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco. more »»

Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse. more »»

Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootout

May 18, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — Police were on alert Monday for any retaliatory attacks after a chaotic shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and at least 18 more wounded outside a Texas... more »»

Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. more »»

Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in black boys

May 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. more »»

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are... more »»

Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are... more »»

Extreme athlete Dean Potter knew dangers of BASE jumping

May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Extreme athlete Dean Potter knew the risks every time he flew off a cliff with a parachute. more »»

Amtrak trains back in service between Philadelphia, New York

May 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains began rolling again between Philadelphia and New York early Monday, the first time since a train derailment almost a week ago killed eight people and injured mor... more »»

Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

May 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have... more »»

Heightened security in Waco after biker gang deadly shootout

May 18, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officers were keeping watch on the near-deserted streets in part of Waco, Texas, where a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at a restaurant left nine biker... more »»

1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

May 18, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — Smoke and fire rushed from a crash site in Hawaii after a U.S. Marine Osprey went down in a "hard landing," killing one Marine and injuring 21 other people, some critically. more »»

Amtrak trains rolling on busy Northeast Corridor

May 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains began rolling between New York and Philadelphia early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to... more »»

Amtrak trains heading south out of NYC again

May 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains are moving south out of New York again first time since the deadly crash last week.

The first train left the Manhattan station about 5:30 a.m. Monday. more »»

Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards

May 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift had a historic night at the Billboard Music Awards: The pop star is the most decorated artist in the show's history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks' 19-win record. more »»

Amtrak liable for no more than $200 million in crash

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congres. more »»

Varying knife laws can confuse across state, local lines

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles off in any direction, and the debate about the knife involved in Freddie Gray's arrest by Baltimore police may have been completely different. more »»

US Marine Osprey crashes in Hawaii; 1 dead, 21 injured

May 18, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals. more »»

 
 

 

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