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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' moderate Republican House speaker abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, clearing the way for the ruling GOP in the nation's largest conservative state to lurch further to the right. The departure of Joe Straus, 58, sent shockwaves through the...
Flying to the United States is about to get more inconvenient, all in the name of security. New security measures take effect Thursday at airports around the world. A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration said the new steps will cover about 2,100 flights a...
Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way. In some locations, people addicted to...
DENVER (AP) — A woman acting as a "spiritual leader" to a small group of people living on a Colorado farm ordered two girls kept in a car without food or water weeks before their bodies were found, according to one member of the group. Madani Ceus faces murder charges along with...
Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way. In some locations, people addicted to...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 10-story-tall tree moved two city blocks on giant rollers last summer has new growth and appears happy in its new location, a tree expert said Wednesday. Tree mover David Cox of Environmental Design examined the 800,000-pound (363,000-kilogram) sequoia in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot. The advisory group said the just-approved vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline works better at preventing shingles and may last longer than the one that's...
An insurance policy offered by the National Rifle Association is under scrutiny by insurance regulators after gun-control groups raised questions about how it's being marketed. Carry Guard insurance was launched earlier this year by the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday. Bruce Paddock, 59, was arrested on a 20-count felony complaint, a police statement said. His relationship to...