Felicia Fonseca and Beatriz Costa-Lima, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 12:40am
When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.
Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 12:02am
Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him.
Collin Binkley, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 10:50pm
Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own country and of others.
Amy Forliti, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 9:41pm
A 25-year-old man who was considered a family friend was charged Tuesday with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota — leaving her body submerged in a swamp and covered with debris.
Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 9:01pm
Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.
Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 8:41pm
In North Carolina, where state troopers are trained in dealing with the hearing impaired, investigators are still trying to unravel how a traffic stop turned fatal for a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 8:31pm
Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.