Florida ALS group gets Ice Bucket Challenge boost

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida chapter of the ALS Association has seen its donations more than double from the same time period last year thanks to the viral Ice Bucket Challenge..
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Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Sunday.    Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky sa..
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Police begin to impose curfew in Ferguson

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police said they fired multiple smoke canisters into a crowd of defiant protesters who gathered in a St. Louis suburb early Sunday where a black teen had been ..
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Missouri Governor declares state of emergency

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - In a press conference Saturday, Governor Jay Nixon announced a state of emergency for Missouri and stated a curfew would be enforced starting at midnight. In t..
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Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A northern New York couple was arraigned late Friday on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a..
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Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience sto..
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Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.   &nb..
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Lucky cat survives 12-story fall in New York City

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a 12-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building.    Owner Samuel Jacobs says Gizmo fell off his pen..
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Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical facto..
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Busy mom has baby while registering son at school

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - A mother in the advanced stages of labor thought she had just enough time to stop off and register her 4-year-old son at a Houston-area school en route to th..
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Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and relea..
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Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday.    In a statement,..
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Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Appealing for "peace and calm," President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb agains..
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US: More airdrops on mountain may be unnecessary

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon sees little if any need to airdrop more food and water to Iraqis atop Sinjar Mountain because most of the stranded have left and the remainder are in..
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Police defend use of tear gas, smoke at protests

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police on Thursday defended the use of tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters after another night of chaos in a St. Louis suburb following the shooting o..
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Mourners gather for driver hit by Stewart's car

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

TURIN, N.Y. (AP) - Mourners are streaming into the upstate New York high school where funeral services are being held for Kevin Ward Jr., the dirt-track racer killed by NASCAR cham..
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NewLink Genetics: Ready to test Ebola vaccine

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

An Iowa drug developer says it is ready to start an initial round of human testing for a possible vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.    NewLink Genetics Chief Finan..
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U.S jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. The Labor Department says week..
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U.S. weighs options for Iraqi humanitarian crisis

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

Amid increasing concerns about Islamic State threat, administration mulls wider campaign WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between ..
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Iraq and international help.

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Brook Cole

Iraq getting more international help    France to send weapons to Iraq    PARIS (AP) - France says it's sending arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq because..
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