National Headline News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim. Fletcher Long says the juror was asked...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia's new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was named deputy crown prince earlier this month...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — On the last weekday before the Super Bowl, legislators wearing Seattle Seahawks gear made noise over a bill to allow Washington state residents to legally play fantasy football. The activity has become increasingly popular in recent years with an estimated...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama's press secretary says the science on vaccinations "is really clear." Josh Earnest tells...
DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among...
NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. About 198 out of every 100,000 people 65 and older have been hospitalized...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double. The winning numbers for the Midday Daily 4 on Thursday afternoon and the Daily 4 numbers drawn that evening were the same: zero, two, two and nine. "It's one of those things that hasn't...
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is heading lower in midday trading as investors sift through mixed economic and corporate news. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 172 points, or 1 percent, to 17,245 as of 11:45 a.m. Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 20 points, or...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. What they find may finally...