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  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    CINCINNATI – A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Associ ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and alt ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the milit ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Ukrainian government troops take over much of Luhansk

    DONETSK, Ukraine – After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, c ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Navy kicks out 34 sailors for nuke cheating ring

    WASHINGTON – At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Picture emerges of officer involved in Ferguson shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A white police officer whose shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been character ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Holder says he understands Ferguson residents' mistrust of police

    ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and sa ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Beheading of journalist spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journal ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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