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AP Explains: National anthem is icon of patriotism, protest

August 31, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent decision to not stand during the national anthem as a way of protesting police killings of unarmed black men has drawn support and scorn... more »»

Police: Woman kidnapped by husband found dead, he's wounded

August 31, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping his wife while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months ago may not survive a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a... more »»

FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives

August 31, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are strengthening warnings about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and sedatives like Xanax, saying the combination can lead... more »»

The Latest: GOP boss says LePage has flaws but is passionate

August 31, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

3:40 p.m. more »»

Media challenging ruling keeping Bundy case documents secret

August 31, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Media organizations are challenging a federal magistrate judge's order to keep many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed... more »»

After lengthy standoff with police, Chris Brown arrested

August 31, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems Chris Brown can't avoid trouble. more »»

Maine governor says he plans to seek 'spiritual guidance'

August 31, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. more »»

Evacuations lifted, California fire now 20 percent contained

August 31, 2016

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Crews increased containment of a wildfire that sent about 700 people scrambling from their homes east of Los Angele. more »»

Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives

August 31, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across th... more »»

Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up

August 31, 2016

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for thei... more »»

Family wants DOJ to investigate death after stun guns used

August 31, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a Florida man who died after Georgia sheriff's deputies repeatedly used their stun guns on him in the back of an SUV alongside an interstate is asking for a federal... more »»

The Latest: Maine governor: I don't have 'mental issues'

August 31, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

11 a.m.

Maine Gov. more »»

After easy win, Rubio has bigger challenge to keep seat

August 31, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential aspirations and insistence that he was done with the Senate didn't hurt him with GOP voter. more »»

Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks

August 31, 2016

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday. more »»

Arizona old-guard Republicans advance in primary

August 31, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — In a year of political outsiders, two of the most prominent and longest-serving Arizona Republicans bucked the trend and easily beat back primary challenges.

Sen. more »»

Tropical weather expected to drench North Carolina coast

August 31, 2016

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain. more »»

FSU football player eats lunch with student sitting alone

August 31, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For one day, a mother says she didn't have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph. more »»

Parent: Teacher threw daughter's shoes into the trash

August 31, 2016

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina school officials are investigating after a parent accused a teacher of throwing away her 6-year-old daughter's shoes and making her walk around barefoot. more »»

 
 
 

 

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