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WASHINGTON (AP) — A uniformed Secret Service officer shot a person who drew a weapon just outside the White House Friday afternoon, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday. The shooting happened within view of sightseers outside the front of the building, near sidewalks...
NEW YORK (AP) — Since the start of 2014, more than 1,600 people have died in commercial aviation disasters. That rate is up from the preceding three years and results in part from some shocking incidents, including a pilot suicide and the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing to determine if Jason Dalton goes to trial for the fatal shootings of six people in Michigan (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. A man accused of killing six people and injuring two more during a night of random shootings has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings. Michelle Obama said parents will be the beneficiaries. "You will no...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has resurfaced after two of the oldest funeral homes in Springfield, Illinois, merged. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register ( http://bit.ly/27HeY0G ) reports that the...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible. Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by...
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Fire raged through a vacant restaurant on the ocean end of Southern California's Seal Beach Pier early Friday, leaving the structure in ruins, with much of its roof collapsed. A fleet of fireboats raced to the scene and directed water cannons toward the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Already faced with lines that snake through terminals out to the curb, fliers are bracing for long waits at security in the busy summer months. Some major airports are currently seeing wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours. Here's a look at the problem...
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Transportation Security Administration says Congress' shifting of $34 million is a "good down payment" but the agency needs greater resources to address a shortage of screeners. Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts...