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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police took a female student into custody, authorities said. A 15-year-old boy hit in the head was transported to a trauma center in critical...
BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a "dark cloud" over Washington and threatens future budget negotiations. Pelosi appeared in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday at an event organized by opponents of the new...
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday there was nothing "untoward" about his meeting with top Russian spy chiefs, saying that even though Moscow remains an adversary, ignoring chances to cooperate on security issues would endanger American lives. Pompeo sent a...
HONOLULU (AP) — Every day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii's royal family lived, marveling at its gilded furniture, lavish throne room and grand staircase made from prized koa wood. But few know Iolani Palace — America's only royal...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Twenty-two years after a state takeover, Newark has officially regained control of its schools. Mayor Ras Baraka celebrated the milestone on Thursday, telling students that "we are not giving the keys back." The state took over Newark's schools in the mid-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles school shooting (all times local): ___ 9:45 a.m. The Los Angeles Fire Department says a 15-year-old boy shot in a middle school classroom has been transported to a trauma center in critical condition. A department statement says a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two students were shot inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said. Gunfire erupted shortly before 9 a.m. at Salvador B. Castro Middle School just west of the city's downtown,...