National Headline News

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report. The rate fell 2...
BOSTON (AP) — Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Over the past year, at least a dozen schools have promised to cover full or partial tuition for Syrian refugees who are accepted for enrollment. They join a coalition of...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city's old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system. The...
DENVER (AP) — Victims of a mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic say more should have been done to prevent the attack, given the long history of violence against the reproductive health organization. The Colorado Springs clinic should have known it was a target...
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state prison inmate has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Alex Hernandez was charged Monday with two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the president. Federal agents launched an investigation in...
HONOLULU (AP) — Five people died in a fiery plane crash on Kauai Monday morning, officials said. The small plane crashed about 9:30 a.m. during a skydiving tour just outside Port Allen Airport, the Kauai Fire Department said in a statement. The pilot, two skydive instructors and...
CHICAGO (AP) — The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there's no...
DENVER (AP) — Media outlets across the United States, from New England to Wisconsin and California, as well as in the United Kingdom are reporting school evacuations because of threats. Authorities in Colorado and New Hampshire say the threats led to the evacuation of some...
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A trial has begun for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib. Thirty-four-year-old Eric Warfel faces charges that include abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence at a trial that began Monday afternoon in Medina...