08/31/2014 2:40amA man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of Nevada's chief insurance examiner. Raul Garcia Jr. awaits sentencing Oct. 27 after entering the plea Friday in Carson District Court. Garcia said he and the other defendants went to the Carson City apartment of 62-year-old William McCune to rob him because they believed he had a lot of money. The Nevada Appeal reports he told District Judge James Wilson he was present at the time of the murder so he's "just as guilty as everyone else."
08/31/2014 6:01amThe first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.
08/31/2014 6:30amA new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking.
08/31/2014 8:30amEmaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail business in Dubai next month.
08/31/2014 8:32amIt took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.
08/31/2014 8:50amHello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.
08/31/2014 8:50amSo much stuff, so little style. The dream dorm room was just not happening.
08/31/2014 9:00amLast Monday was bittersweet for Ron Volpe, president of Hood College.
08/31/2014 9:01amThe Aspire at West Campus residence complex is the latest addition to University of Iowa housing — for now.
08/31/2014 9:10amThe Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located next to a natural area that protects habitat of a small beetle. A new mega-yacht service facility is juxtaposed with work boats laden with commercial crab pots.
08/31/2014 9:10amJurors will begin deliberations Tuesday in the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who could face decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines if convicted.
08/31/2014 9:31amA health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills.
08/31/2014 10:21amPolice say an armored truck overturned on a Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money that quickly drew passers-by.
08/31/2014 11:40amWest Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years.
08/31/2014 11:50amThe U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.
08/31/2014 12:10pmFrom the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
08/31/2014 12:12pmFive states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
08/31/2014 3:11pmOnly a year into privatization, a bitter feud has erupted from a deal that transferred management of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a research foundation that had never run a patient care facility.
08/31/2014 3:21pmA carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.
08/31/2014 4:21pmA lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people.
08/31/2014 7:10pmUtah's Sundance Mountain Resort has announced plans to add one of the longest zip line tours in the country.
08/31/2014 8:10pmThe show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.
08/31/2014 9:40pmCelebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
08/31/2014 9:51pmA federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.
08/31/2014 10:00pmThe U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
08/31/2014 10:00pmAsian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this week's U.S. employment figures and a meeting of Europe's central bank for signs of stimulus steps.
08/31/2014 10:10pmChina's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday.
08/31/2014 10:40pmA federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.