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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. lawmaker says Chinese authorities have released an American college student who was arrested in their country a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute. The office of Montana Republican Sen...
HONOLULU (AP) — A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out had no fire sprinklers. The tower overlooking Waikiki was constructed in 1971, before sprinkles were required for new construction in the...
HONOLULU (AP) — When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers. "We didn't even consider it," Pellerin said. But a week after a massive fire...
DALLAS (AP) — A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted three days on a busy Dallas street last month before the city removed it, which was two days longer than its creators expected. The $100 structure was the work of the Dallas...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he's led a "conflict-free life," he seemed to overlook a few episodes that had him cycling in and out of courtrooms and jail cells for nearly 20 years before the Las Vegas hotel-room heist that sent...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on several people found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Texas (all times local): 9:45 a.m. San Antonio-based U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin Jr. says those responsible for the deaths of eight people inside a sweltering...
NEW YORK (AP) — A battle between two New York billionaires has been holding up a plan to replace a crumbling pier on Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront with an avant-garde park on pilings rising above the riverbed. Now, that years-long fight could be entering another round — or...
BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, will return Sunday to Boston's waters. The undocking of the "Old Ironsides" will mark the end of restoration work that started two years ago, officials said. A celebration will be held at...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college...