Calif. gov signs landmark law to teach gay history

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a landmark bill adding lessons about gay history to social studies classes in California's public schools. Brown, a Democrat, ..
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Tentative October trial date set for John Edwards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A judge has tentatively scheduled an October trial for former presidential candidate John Edwards. The ex-U.S. senator is charged with six felony counts inv..
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Hungary rebuilds towns destroyed by toxic waste

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KOLONTAR, Hungary (AP) - Nine months after a flood of toxic red sludge devastated Hungarian villages, the country has built more than 100 new homes for the displaced. But for survi..
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Going after 2012 candidate Bachmann has its risks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Michele Bachmann's rise in Republican presidential race polls is making the tea party favorite an enticing target for rival campaigns. But the Minnesota cong..
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Report: 48 fish populations being fished too hard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal fishery officials say 48 stocks of fish populations are subject to overfishing in U.S. waters, but say progress is being made to rebuild fish stocks...
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India warns: End to terrorism can't be guaranteed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MUMBAI, India (AP) - The triple bombing that killed 17 in the heart of India's financial capital sparked anger Thursday over the government's inability to prevent terror strikes de..
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France marks Bastille Day with military parade

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PARIS (AP) - French forces, including contingents with troops in Afghanistan and warplanes over Libya, celebrated Bastille Day on Thursday with the traditional military parade down..
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Sudan signs peace deal with Darfur rebel group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - The Sudanese government and a rebel group from the country's troubled Darfur region have signed a peace deal. Thursday's signing in the Qatari capital of Doh..
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Legionnaires' cases reported by Aria hotel guests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is warnings guests who stayed during a two week window that they may have been exposed to high levels of the ba..
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Kids checked after syringes found at NM preschool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Children at a city-run preschool program in Albuquerque, N.M., are being examined by doctors after teachers learned they had pricked themselves with hypode..
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UN admits South Sudan as 193rd member

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations has a new member - South Sudan. The African nation, which gained independence Saturday, became the U.N.'s 193rd member by acclamation Thurs..
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'Home Alone' character actor Roberts Blossom dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Character actor Roberts Blossom, who played the white-bearded neighbor "old man Marley" in the movie "Home Alone," has died at age 87 in Southern Califo..
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Flights canceled, delayed in Denver after hail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DENVER (AP) - Dozens of flights have been canceled or delayed at Denver International Airport following a hail storm that damaged planes and stranded about 1,000 passengers overnig..
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Army treats brain injuries in field

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - The traumatic brain injury that Army Staff Sgt. Isidoro Castillo suffered when a suicide bomber attacked his unit in Afghanistan could have mea..
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Virginia's capital city to promote breastfeeding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond leaders are launching an initiative to increase breastfeeding in an effort to improve urban babies' and mothers' well-being and reduce public health c..
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Births, not new immigrants, push US Latino growth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population. A..
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Companies propose curbing junk food ads for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest food companies say they will cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, proposing their own set of advertising standards after reject..
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Movies companies snuff on-screen smoking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A new study shows three film companies have drastically reduced smoking from their movies aimed at children and teens. The three companies have in recent years adopt..
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Judge declares mistrial in Roger Clemens case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The judge declared a mistrial in baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Cle..
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Apocalyptic warnings as LA freeway closure looms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's more than big city gridlock and some people in the Los Angeles area are sounding positively apocalyptic as they warn about this weekend's "Carmageddon." Tho..
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