National Headline News

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observes alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize...
MIAMI (AP) — A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state appeal quickly silenced their wedding bells. Circuit...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books. In a letter dated Thursday, Valerie Macon said she's resigning because she didn't want the negative attention her appointment...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday. In recent months, the Border Patrol's facilities in South Texas have been overwhelmed by a surge in the...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days. Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Kevin Oaks said Thursday that his facilities had been...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Deep-sea explorers recovered millions of dollars in gold and silver and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Associated Press that provide the first...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation. The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008,...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new Connecticut Supreme Court ruling is adding to the debate on whether gay marriage rights should be applied retroactively and qualify same-sex couples for rights and benefits for which they weren't entitled before state laws allowed them to marry...