National Headline News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will take a victory lap Wednesday in Detroit with a tour of the North American International Auto Show. The tour gives Obama the chance to highlight the industry's remarkable turnaround over the past seven years, and to remind the public...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans...
CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The South and East are bracing for a nor'easter at week's end with the potential for significant snowfall. The National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center warns of heavy, "perhaps crippling" snow across the northern mid-Atlantic region, including...
DETROIT (AP) — Most of Detroit's public schools closed for the day on Wednesday due to teacher absences, as disgruntled educators stepped up efforts to protest the governor's plans for the district, its ramshackle finances and dilapidated buildings. The massive sick-out was...
DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest, according...
DETROIT (AP) — Most of Detroit's public schools are closed for the day due to teacher absences. Detroit Public Schools made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying more than 85 of its roughly 100 schools were shut. On Tuesday night, a group advocating for change at city...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean cities are being invited to vie for millions of dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg Philanthropies is set to announce its latest Mayors Challenge competition Thursday. Prizes range up to $5...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As military helicopters ferry search and rescue teams over the Pacific Northwest, below them are scenes of devastation from a giant earthquake that could strike the region at any time. Tsunami waters surge through coastal communities. Buildings, bridges and...