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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon. The Wisconsin Republican was asked Thursday about two published reports suggesting he might leave his job soon after the GOP passes a rewrite of the U.S. tax code. Asked by a reporter if he's...
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children. An indictment handed up in Muskogee on...
HONOLULU (AP) — National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate...
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) — A gunman shot two suburban St. Louis police officers in the chest before barricading himself inside a home Thursday, but bulletproof vests apparently saved both officers from serious injury. The shooting happened in the city of Bellefontaine...
HOUSTON (AP) — Police say masked men have stolen ATMs from the lobbies of three Marriot hotels in Houston this week. Lt. Larry Crowson says a group of four or five men stormed the lobby of the Marriott near George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Thursday, grabbed an ATM and...
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) — A gunman shot two suburban St. Louis police officers in the chest during a standoff Thursday, but their bulletproof vests apparently saved them from serious injury. The shooting happened before 8 a.m. in the city of Bellefontaine Neighbors. A...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions...