National Headline News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An entire generation has come of age since the last time Missouri raised its cigarette tax, from 13 cents a pack to 17 cents, in 1993. Today, it's the lowest tax in the nation. And Missouri is one of just three states — along with North Dakota and...
A century ago, when the automobile was in its infancy and most roads weren't paved, two intrepid sisters from Brooklyn made a remarkable journey — a 4,000-mile trek across the country on motorcycles. Augusta and Adeline Van Buren devised the trip in 1916 in the run-up to World...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbings of four young children in Tennessee (all times local): 8:35 a.m. A news report says that the mother of four children who authorities say were fatally stabbed in a suburban Memphis apartment complex has been charged in their...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Apparently, being a signer of the Declaration of Independence doesn't carry that much clout these days. The 242-year-old home of Josiah Bartlett, of Kingston, New Hampshire, a doctor who signed the document after John Hancock and later became governor, is...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Attention, history buffs: The home of a Declaration of Independence signer, which has stayed in his family for generations, still hasn't sold two years after his great-great-great-great granddaughter put it up for sale. Josiah Bartlett, of Kingston, New...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England's bears are pawing through the region's birdfeeders, garbage cans and backyard grills because of dry weather that has caused a scarcity of the berries and other plants they like to eat in the woods. Maine has the largest black bear population...
On the day Cheryl Lawson Walker graduated from college, she hadn't thought much about the future, and the obstacles she might face as a woman. The place was Wellesley; the year was 1969, and the women's movement was just emerging as a force in America. But that day, for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign together next week for the first time this year, and their decision to meet up in Charlotte says a lot about how her campaign views her path to replace him in the White House. Democrats view North Carolina as...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police struggled to adequately investigate use-of-force cases amid a mostly failed review system for holding officers accountable, while the department's SWAT units showed improvement in de-escalating standoffs and other high-stress...