National Headline News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Construction workers on Saturday placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower. The spire adds 160 feet to the 73-story building. That makes it 1,099...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Nebraska to North Texas on Saturday, and likely will bring fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The vast, dusty stretch of land in one of Southern California's wealthiest beachfront communities is littered with rusting pipes from once-thriving oil production. Beneath its drought-stricken exterior, however, environmentalists say the Newport...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For nearly 50 days, James Tullier has barely left the Baton Rouge hospital where he's held vigil for his son, a sheriff's deputy wounded in an ambush that killed three other officers — not even when his family was hit by a second tragedy, their homes...
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says ex-NFL player Lawrence Taylor has been arrested in Palm Beach County on a DUI charge, the Palm Beach Post reports ( http://pbpo.st/2cx7Pgv ). Spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky tells the newspaper that Taylor was arrested after a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Diverse wildlife habitat. Acres of hilly grasslands. Creeks for kayaking and meadow trails for hiking and biking. This vibrant landscape at the edge of New York City was once Fresh Kills, the massive, stinking dump for Gotham's garbage. Today, the 2,200-acre site...
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — High on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers, Dave Archambault II knelt and touched a stone that bears a handprint worn into it by thousands of his ancestors who have done the same for centuries...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The vast, dusty stretch of land in one of Southern California's wealthiest beachfront communities is littered with rusting pipes from once-thriving oil production. Beneath its drought-stricken exterior, however, environmentalists say the Newport...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police said a suspect was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino early Saturday and one police officer was seriously wounded. Atlantic City police Chief Henry White said the shooting happened around 4 a.m...