National Headline News

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star. But for three hours Sunday...
DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew. Nobody alleges that Officer Joseph Weekley intended to kill Aiyana Stanley-Jones,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. It's basic geology: Sinkholes open when soil collapses into large holes, caused by flowing water in underground...
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still wildly practiced in homes and schools. Here...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The head of Louisiana State Police says a natural gas accident on an oil platform off the coast has killed one person and injured two others. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says it happened Saturday. There was no drilling going on. Acadian Ambulance says its...
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL in which criticism intensified about how it handled a domestic violence case involving...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Hernandez hadn't attracted much attention from police before detectives came to his suburban New Jersey door on a tip one morning in May 2012. Seven hours later, the investigators' video cameras started rolling as he admitted killing a 6-year-old boy whose...