National

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died. Maurer's longtime partner Mary Jo Starsiak said Friday that Maurer died Jan. 29 at age 90...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City fire chaplain who responded to a crane collapse in Manhattan found herself helping in a way she never expected — performing an impromptu wedding ceremony. New York Fire Department Chaplain Ann Kansfield had rushed to the collapse scene in Lower...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Police say they believe six people found dead inside a Chicago home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two small planes collided in midair Friday and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor. There was no immediate word of any survivors, authorities said. The planes collided at around 3:30 p.m. and apparently went into the water about two miles outside...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Authorities say two small planes have collided and crashed into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor and there's no word on survivors. The Coast Guard says the midair...
MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge sentenced a young man convicted of beating two homeless men to death with cinder blocks and other objects to the maximum term of 67 ½ years in prison Friday after hearing tearful pleas for tough punishment from the victims' relatives. Alex Rios,...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb shot and killed a knife-wielding woman whose struggles with Asperger's syndrome went viral last year when she posted an online video showing her service dog comforting her. Two officers responding to a report of a suicidal woman were...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America. The Texas senator's general election strategy depends almost wholly upon maximizing turnout among millions of conservative white voters —...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local): 11:15 a.m...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Reynolds will be watching Sunday's Super Bowl — he's just not sure which team he wants...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an NFL award. The Carolina Panthers star won...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an NFL award. The Carolina Panthers star won...