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SeaWorld mixes virtual reality in roller coaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:30am

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new virtual reality experience on a roller coaster, a new presentation on orcas, and a shareable entrance pass.

Halloween masked men attack couple who thought it was a joke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20am

A California couple is recovering after the woman was shot and her husband was assaulted following what they thought was an early Halloween prank by their son.

Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will appear before a judicial discipline panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he tried to block gay couples from marrying in the Deep South state.

NYC police question man in explosion that killed fire chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:13am

The New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief.

Mother of 'Baby Doe' to testify against ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach last year plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend's trial in the toddler's death.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a group of Cuban migrants reported missing from a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys.

Clowns back out of parade amid rash of creepy clown reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:30am

A group of clowns in Maryland has decided not to take part in a parade amid a recent rash of creepy clown sightings across several states.

Fliers on campus seek 'sugar daddies' for female students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:20am

University of New Hampshire officials are worried after fliers soliciting young women for "sugar daddies" have been appearing on campus and in downtown Durham.

Unanswered questions surround N. Carolina police shooting

Jay Reeves and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01am

Unanswered questions still surround the fatal police shooting of a black man by a black police officer in North Carolina despite a week of rallies and marches calling for wider investigations and more transparency by law enforcement.

University of Utah launching new refugee research center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:00am

The University of Utah is launching a research center dedicated to understanding how to integrate refugees into American communities, marking the latest indication of the state's receptive tone at a time when some others are tightening the hatches.

2 men charged in California killings

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:00am

An Army private and another young man were charged with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple's 6-year-old daughter called police.

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51am

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor.

Miami-Dade to release Zika-positive trap locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

Miami-Dade County officials say they're planning to release the locations of mosquito traps that captured Zika-positive insects in Miami Beach.

California blaze burns aggressively across steep terrain

Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:10am

A blaze in a rugged area south of San Jose threatened hundreds of structures and destroyed at least one home as it burned aggressively, after charring more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber.

Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:50am

A court is expected to hear arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments.

Obama plans to visit with troops at central Virginia base

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:30am

President Barack Obama's visit with U.S. troops is being billed as a chance to thank them for their service, but it will also provide him with an opportunity to reach out to an important voting bloc prior to an election in which Virginia could play a determining factor.

Senate poised to override Obama's veto of 9/11 legislation

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:23am

The Senate is poised to reject President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia even as lawmakers express fears the legislation could backfire on the United States.

FBI's Comey faces more questions on extremism, Clinton email

Matthew Daly and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:13am

For the second time in two days, FBI Director James Comey will face questions from members of Congress about the agency's response to recent acts of extremist violence and whether more could have been done to prevent attacks in Orlando and New York.