National Headline News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body's most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues to how this giver of life forms — and how it can go awry, leading to stillbirth, preterm birth, even...
CUSHMAN, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University says three students are missing in a cave near Cushman. A university statement says student Casey Sherwood's wife reported him and Japanese exchange students Daiki Itoh and Daisuke Takagi missing to university police Wednesday night...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she's leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup. "I thought HuffPost would be my last act,"...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nation's first offshore wind farm is set to open off the coast of Rhode Island this fall, ushering in a new era in the U.S. for the industry. Developers, federal regulators and industry experts say the opening will move the U.S. industry from a theory...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration isn't going to reclassify marijuana and remove it from the list of the most dangerous drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a lengthy notice in the Federal Registry that it consulted with the Health and Human Services...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Pride in the Rio Olympics is palpable in this Boston suburb, nicknamed "Little Brazil" for its thriving population of Brazilian immigrants and their shops and bakeries flying the nation's green and yellow flag, often alongside the U.S. flag. But here and...
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Dozens of people, including three firefighters, were injured after a large fire at an apartment complex in a Maryland suburb of Washington and searchers are looking for up to seven people who were still unaccounted, authorities said Thursday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to Hollywood to enlist its star power in the United Nation's ambitious campaign to end poverty, tackle climate change and promote a fairer more humane world — and he got an enthusiastic response from stars and top...
WASHINGTON (AP) — To supporters, zero-tolerance policing has long represented a logical crime-fighting approach: Crack down on minor infractions before they mushroom into more serious and disruptive violence. But a scathing federal government report on the Baltimore Police...