National Headline News

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, agreed to give up the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday. The decision announced by Majority Leader Joseph Morelle...
NEW YORK (AP) — A whippet named Burt that vanished on the streets of New York City five months ago has finally made it home. The Fire Department of New York said Burt's incredible journey came to end early Tuesday at the height of the winter storm when he was rescued at a...
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday. Police also found old letters from the mother...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled. The...
Arriving with warnings of "potentially historic" snowfall, Tuesday's snowstorm managed to deliver on that promise in New England, but dealt only a glancing blow of less than 10 inches in New York City and a whimper of 1.2 inches in Philadelphia. Still, scenes of white-washed,...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Council meeting in suburban Minneapolis had a long history of friction with authorities, his son said Tuesday. Two officers were wounded in the exchange of gunfire, which happened at the New Hope City...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lost about $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snow storm and decision to shut down the transit system, but it wasn't a crippling loss, according to a preliminary estimate from Moody's Analytics. Consumers who would have otherwise...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed the parents were concerned about a pending apocalypse, police said Tuesday. Springville Police Chief J. Scott Finlayson said...
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car. The request came after about 20 people rallied outside...