National Headline News

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a really bad summer. He has been unable to shake a media-driven perception that the Big Apple's crime-and-homelessness-filled days are returning. One tabloid has adopted the standing headline "Rotting Apple" and...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina. Reporters had...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards trying to determine where the pair went, according to a legal services group. Prisoners' Legal Services of New York has...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have released surveillance video footage they say shows the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police in Ferguson minutes before he fired a gun at plainclothes officers. Tyrone Harris Jr. was shot...
DENVER (AP) — Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators. The state may also ban the word "candy" from edible pot products, even if they're sweets such as...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, fatally shot her while her children slept and then spent more than two months hiding in the woods turned himself in on Tuesday, officials said. Robert Burton surrendered around noon in Dover-Foxcroft, ending...
NEW YORK (AP) — What's in a name? Most corporate naming experts say Google's decision to reorganize its businesses under a new holding company called "Alphabet" is close to letter perfect. Because it is part of Google's corporate structure, Alphabet is not likely to become part...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for three former Penn State administrators asked an appeals court Tuesday to throw out some or all of the charges against them, arguing their right to legal representation was violated during secret grand jury proceedings. In a set of three...
Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn. Scott's budget is tight since he was disabled from a work-related injury, so he turns to the Mitzvah Food Project...