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Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98

August 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. more »»

 
 
 
Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

August 5, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the cit. more »»

8 cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg

August 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first tim. more »»

The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained

August 5, 2015

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

6:30 p.m. more »»

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

August 5, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and... more »»

Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation

August 5, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. more »»

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

August 5, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and... more »»

Shackling video ignites debate on school discipline

August 5, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. more »»

Mormon church publishes photos in push toward transparency

August 5, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church took another step toward transparency Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help... more »»

Man arrested after report of shooting on National Mall

August 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Someone fired a gun inside a car on the National Mall after witnesses reported a fight inside the vehicle Tuesday afternoon, but there was no indication anyone was injured,... more »»

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

August 4, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and... more »»

The Latest: Theater shooting victim's mom: 'I cry every day'

August 4, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

5:30 p.m. more »»

Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss

August 4, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his son was murdered. more »»

More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection

August 4, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday. more »»

Mormons publish photos of 'seer stone' used by founder

August 4, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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