AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones
Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.
White officer on trial in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 17-year-old last year goes on trial starting Tuesday in a case that could put him behind bars for life.
Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.
Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.
High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year.
NY mulls medication-assisted opioid treatment in all lockups
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of five tried heroin, and she was hooked.
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger.
Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev.
Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Like Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz," the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore is being overwhelmed by the power of the poppies.
Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said.
'Angels of the sky' offer flights into flooded Nebraska city
A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown.
R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo
NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle.
Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth
BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use.
Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.
More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood.
AP PHOTOS: World's last Blockbuster a tribute to Gen X past
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Blockbuster Video in Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster video rental shop, in Australia, announced it is closing on March 31.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism. Following a deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand, he said white supremacy isn't a rising danger.
Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.
Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering.
North Carolina man wanted in wife's death caught in Arizona
NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of killing his wife was arrested Sunday on an Arizona interstate, authorities said, adding they will take a closer look at the death of the man's first wife more than a decade ago.
Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.
Native Americans say movement to end 'redface' is slow
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids' teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games.
2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, authorities said.
Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?
A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover.