National Headline News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail line is about to extend across metropolitan Los Angeles to the Pacific for the first time since the 1950s. Starting Friday with the opening of the 6.6-mile final leg of the Expo Line, riders can now ride Metro rail from the far-inland suburb of...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor says the federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying widespread damages from the 2015 wastewater release from a mine. Attorney General Hector Balderas sent letters this week to the U.S Environmental...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The suspect in the April shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith is set for a Friday court hearing. More details in the case against Cardell Hayes may be revealed at the hearing in New Orleans before Orleans Parish Criminal...
HONOLULU (AP) — The last 50 wild donkeys on Hawaii's Big Island will be rounded up to mark the final step in a six-year effort to get them in adoptive homes. The donkeys are the last of more than 500 who were cast-offs from the early days of Hawaii coffee and agricultural...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get...
BOSTON (AP) — When colleges pick their graduation speakers, many strive to put a celebrity behind the podium. It can bring prestige. It can bring publicity. And it can bring a steep bill. This year, for instance, the University of Houston paid $35,000 to book astronaut Scott...
NEW YORK (AP) — During a visit last Friday with a frail Morley Safer, Tom Brokaw exchanged memories with him about fellow journalists Ben Bradlee, Don Hewitt and others who had died. "All the great ones are gone," Safer said quietly to Brokaw, the veteran NBC newsman recalled. "...
CHICAGO (AP) — Police announced charges Thursday in the February slayings of six family members found in a Chicago home, alleging that a cousin and his girlfriend committed the "unspeakable act" in what started as a robbery. Authorities found the bodies of four adults and two...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car — the culmination of several racially charged incidents in the past year. Pressure had been mounting for...