National

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, have announced that they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday. Attorneys for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — M.H. Abrams, founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and author of an influential book of literary criticism, has died. Abrams' death was confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday by Cornell University president David J. Skorton, who...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and African American Sandtown community, his friends and relatives said. The young man who died of traumatic...
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury on Wednesday found a longtime state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex. After about 13 hours of...
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare International Airport in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim Wednesday in New York City's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. "I'm going in!" yelled Christopher Swain, 47, wearing a yellow-and-black protective suit and a green swim cap as he crossed a railing into...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev peered into the security camera in the corner of his jail cell, fussed with his hair while looking in the reflective glass, flashed a two-digit salute like a teenager taking a selfie and then defiantly put up his middle...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Dr. Alicia Fry, an influenza...
KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Successful businesses shine for a few years, then nimbler competitors outwit them in a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Los Angeles and Long...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Los Angeles and Long...
DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active...
DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were flailing in mid-January, badly needing a boost in the net when...