Magnitude-7.8 quake shakes Kermadec Islands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake rattled New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A local tsunami warning..
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Ariz. washes away dust deposited by massive storm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizonans are calling it the mother of all haboobs. A dust storm more than a mile high, 100 miles wide and as fast as 60 mph is all that locals can talk about Wednes..
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Judge weighs injunction against Texas abortion law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A reproductive rights group asked a federal judge Wednesday to block a new Texas law requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before performing an abortion, arg..
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Court orders immediate halt to gay military ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Co..
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Insects leading threat to US forests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A federal report says hungry insects are a leading threat to the nation's forests, a problem worsened by drought and a milder climate. In a report obtai..
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Lawrence Newman, advocate for deaf, dies at 86

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Lawrence R. Newman, who served two terms as president of the National Association of the Deaf, has died in California at age 86. Daughter Laureen Newman-Fe..
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Woman charged with putting antifreeze in smoothie

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a woman accused of giving an elderly Utah man a peach smoothie spiked with antifreeze has been charged with attempted murder. Police in Vernal..
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Pilot reacted quickly to hole in roof, tapes show

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHOENIX (AP) - Air traffic control recordings reveal the tense early minutes after the roof ripped open on a Southwest Airlines jet flying over western Arizona in April. Flight 812..
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Teachers in middle of debate over immigrant kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - When an award-winning journalist recently revealed he's an illegal immigrant, two key players in his tale turned out to be educators. The secret of former Washing..
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Egypt announces police shakeup over protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's security chief says hundreds of high-ranking police officers will be sacked for their role in a harsh crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this year. ..
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US woman dies in fall from bus in Virgin Islands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A young Massachusetts woman has died after falling from a bus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands Police spokeswoman Melody Rames says the 21-ye..
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Harry Potter actors bid adieu to their characters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Daniel Radcliffe will miss being an action hero. Emma Watson will miss being a role model. Robbie Coltrane will simply miss getting to play a good guy. The cast of th..
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Woman found after 18 days in Spain's mountains

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MADRID (AP) - Police say a Dutch tourist has been found alive 18 days after she fell in a hole while walking in mountains in southern Spain. A group of mountaineers found 48-year-o..
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Germany warns of Apple software security hole

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BERLIN (AP) - The software running Apple's iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch has "critical weaknesses" that could be used by criminals to gain access to confidential data on the de..
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Casey Anthony could go free after murder acquittal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The not guilty verdict that could free Casey Anthony by this weekend stunned spectators, legal pundits and the prosecutors who failed to prove she killed her t..
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Ex-NHLer Barnaby gets 500 hours community service

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - ESPN analyst and former NHL player Matthew Barnaby will have to complete 500 hours of community service to have charges dropped stemming from an argument he ha..
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Military fighter drone crashes in New Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Military officials say a military fighter drone has crashed near Roswell. Roswell fire officials say they were told one person was on board the jet. Holloman A..
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Appeals court: US can't force anti-sex-work pledge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that the United States cannot force partners in its international fight against AIDS to denounce prostitution as a condition for r..
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Facebook launches video calls, group chat features

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook is rolling out video calls. It's powered by Internet phone company Skype. Fa..
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Medical program's use of live pigs spurs complaint

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A physician's group contends the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga is breaking the law by having students "torture and maim" pigs..
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