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'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

August 29, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead. more »»

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

August 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. more »»

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

August 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. more »»

Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

August 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know... more »»

Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in... more »»

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

August 29, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng. more »»

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. more »»

In Texas, big school finance questions remain

August 29, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classroom. more »»

Suds, faith found at California laundromat

August 29, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry. more »»

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

August 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S. more »»

Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

August 29, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed,... more »»

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

August 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthoo. more »»

APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

August 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of... more »»

Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

August 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warning... more »»

Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill

August 29, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an... more »»



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