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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to prosecute the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and four co-defendants are stalled in part over a lingering issue Americans haven't yet resolved: torture. Interrogators at secret CIA prisons repeatedly slammed Ammar al Baluchi's...
NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it was conducting biosecurity drills in the Oklahoma farming town of Newkirk was tucked among the local weekly newspaper's classified ads. The notice mentioned a "low level outdoor release of inert...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's resignation amid sexual harassment allegations has Democrats at home scrambling to find a short- and long-term replacement. Franken announced his resignation Thursday in a speech on the Senate floor, disputing or denying some of...
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Authorities have identified two students who were killed when a gunman opened fire Thursday at a New Mexico high school. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said in a post on...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California's major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. Not all made it. There was no official count of how many animals were killed in the hazy...
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation. The Merced Sun-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-year-old Primitivo Gonzalez to post bail on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the Department of Transportation. The department said in a notice posted online...
Some high-profile Democrats are flying into Alabama this weekend to encourage people to send Doug Jones to the Senate. His campaign wants it known that he didn't ask for the help as he tries to upset controversial Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday's special election. Jones and...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not designated any areas of the country...