A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.
Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | posted 23 minutes ago
Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.
Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press | posted 31 minutes ago
Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.
David Warren, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 11:51pm
Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep a person's gun ownership status from being listed in their medical records, a move health providers worry would be an unnecessary government intrusion that harms their consultations with patients.
Eric Tucker and Sean Carlin, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 11:33pm
A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 9:01pm
A recycling truck driver in suburban Phoenix is being credited with saving a kitten from the trash.
Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 8:01pm
An Indiana woman received a 20-year sentence in the death of her premature infant, a punishment the head of a national advocacy group called cruel and a misuse of the state's feticide law.
The Associated Press | posted 44 minutes ago
Ashland University in Ohio says it has chosen a new president with a background in education leadership and advocacy.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 2nd - 12:40am
Authorities say the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River near the spot where a missing University of Minnesota student entered the water.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 2nd - 12:30am
The fate of the Keene Pumpkin Festival rests with the City Council, which could vote against holding the annual fall tradition that was overshadowed by violent disturbances nearby last year.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 2nd - 12:30am
North Dakota's teacher licensing board is scheduled to discuss state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 2nd - 12:20am
The clock is ticking for West Virginia high school seniors to be considered for a higher education grant to attend a state college or university.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 2nd - 12:10am
The state Board of Regents is scheduled to take up a proposal to raise tuition and fees for South Dakota's six public universities by an average of 5.8 percent for the upcoming school year.
Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 11:40pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 11:31pm
A 35-year-old Detroit mother faces arraignment in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found in a deep freezer.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 11:21pm
A high school in this Willamette Valley city is expected to be closed until Monday after a large fire early Wednesday destroyed a building that housed the cafeteria, band and choir rooms. No one was hurt.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 10:21pm
One of three men who kidnapped 26 children and their school bus driver in Chowchilla, California, nearly 40 years ago was granted parole Wednesday in San Luis Obispo.
Eric Tucker and Sean Carlin, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 10:21pm
Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 8:41pm
Police have charged a 21-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a lawyer at an upscale hotel in Washington, D.C.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 8:41pm
A bill designed to prevent future fights over who controls employees of the state Board of Education died Wednesday in the Arizona House after conservatives revolted against what they saw as a weakening of the state school superintendent's power.
Dan Elliott, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 8:31pm
Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Riley Snyder, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 8:11pm
A group of Nevada Republicans are trying to make the state the latest to repeal Common Core education standards.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 8:01pm
A Bridgewater State University student accused of sexually abusing two preschool boys at a campus day care center where he worked has pleaded not guilty.
Emery P. Dalesio and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press | posted Apr 1st - 7:51pm
Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.
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Stray Dog Buried and Left For Dead Makes Comeback
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:47:54 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
Historic mandatory water restrictions issued in California
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:48:36 EDT
Governor: 'Religious freedom' bill needs changes
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:05:16 EDT
America's new culture war
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:43:49 EDT
Pence: 'Religious freedom' law not intended to discriminate
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:11:43 EDT
Indiana's religious freedom law: What you need to know
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:50:30 EDT
Fox U.S. Headlines
Portland International Airport carpet reaches celebrity status
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:24:53 GMT
Social media, smartphone apps among online tools used to fuel anonymous threats in schools
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:14:27 GMT
Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts to avoid endangered species listing
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:12:39 GMT
Mother of Getty heir's girlfriend says he had brain aneurysm
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:09 GMT
Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religious objection bills criticized as anti-gay
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:52:17 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Has America become too sensitive?
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:48:29 -0400
Hottest March on record for western U.S.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:48:20 -0400
Expert: West Coast in drought of the century
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:36:28 -0400
McDonald's to raise workers' pay and offer benefits
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:08:29 -0400
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