08/22/2013 12:39amPeople are going nuts in one western Pennsylvania city that claims to be the birthplace of the banana split.
08/22/2013 1:10amIt's a good thing Richard Nixon was such a klutz.
08/22/2013 4:54amAmericans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.
08/22/2013 6:10amBradley Manning says he plans to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy, a day after the soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.
08/22/2013 6:12amThe 16-year-old California girl who was kidnapped by a family friend clarified some details Thursday about her relationship with her kidnapper, including that they exchanged texts beforehand, not phone calls as police have said, and that they wrote each other letters a year ago when she wasn't getting along with her mother.
08/22/2013 6:37amChancellor Angela Merkel's opponents are assailing her credibility after her finance minister said Greece will need a third bailout package _ injecting Europe's debt crisis for the first time into the campaign for next month's German elections.
08/22/2013 7:32amA high school cross country coach is charged with felony sodomy involving a female runner who says she was abused 17 years ago.
08/22/2013 7:41amJack Daniel's is being served a $100 million-plus expansion of its rural Tennessee distillery to flex more muscle in the growing whiskey market.
08/22/2013 7:50amA college business group has honored a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose lemonade stand was robbed by a 12-year-old boy with a BB gun.
08/22/2013 8:15amBradley Manning says he plans to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy, a day after the soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.
08/22/2013 8:51amThe White House says Egypt's 2011 revolution is "still fresh" in the minds of the country's people and that they have shown little desire to return to the regime of its former longtime ruler.
08/22/2013 8:59amJurors hearing the trial of the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage are being given detailed instructions about how to reach a verdict.
08/22/2013 9:02amThe Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif., has made public audiotapes of the last 340 hours of more than 3,700 hours of phone calls and private meetings captured on a recording system President Richard Nixon used in his executive offices. Some highlights from the Nixon tapes released over the decades:
08/22/2013 9:03amPolice say confusion over a phone message about a toy gun fight prompted a false report of a shooting at a Cleveland-area school on the first day of class.
08/22/2013 10:10amChris Lane loved baseball, but knew it wouldn't make him a star. Instead, the Australian youth with a quirky passion for America's pastime came to the U.S. for a college education, found a girlfriend and died while training for what was likely his final year on the diamond.
08/22/2013 10:11amFrance's foreign minister on Thursday raised the possibility of the international community using force in Syria if it is proven that Bashir Assad's regime used chemical weapons in an attack the opposition says killed more than 100 people.
08/22/2013 10:37amJust days before a Missouri couple faced being kicked out of their home, they won the battle to keep the house. The Nichols family had made all their payments on time but they were still facing foreclosure. And it took awhile to figure out why.
08/22/2013 10:43amA Colorado Republican state senator is being criticized for making stereotypical remarks about black people eating chicken during a legislative meeting analyzing poverty trends.
08/22/2013 10:57amNew York City's public pension funds have pushed this year for independent board chairmen and chairwomen at several U.S. corporations, winning the shareholder vote at Netflix and obtaining an agreement at Wellpoint.
08/22/2013 11:06amA Louisiana businessman whom a U.S. senator fought to have released from captivity overseas was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in federal prison for a kickback scheme in a military construction project in Afghanistan.
08/22/2013 11:06amA note scrawled by a prison guard minutes before her death was the clue that led to her killer, Orange County prosecutors said at the trial of her husband, who is charged with arranging the killing.
08/22/2013 11:17amThis tiny plains town an hour east of Denver doesn't have much to offer visitors _ a gas station, a bar and a small-time rodeo one weekend a year.
08/22/2013 11:26amWhen 18-year-old Cheyenne Ketter-Franklin begins classes at the University at Buffalo next week, she will be spared at least one anxiety _ the prospect of being saddled with a mountain of higher-education debt.
08/22/2013 11:55amAbout 500 protesters supporting Egypt's military are marching outside the White House.
08/22/2013 12:07pmA tour bus overturned along a Southern California freeway on Thursday, causing multiple injuries and stalling traffic for miles as helicopters and ambulances converged to take away the victims.
08/22/2013 12:09pmFishermen have caught two bull sharks at the mouth of the Potomac River in Maryland about 200 yards from a spot where people had been swimming.
08/22/2013 12:34pmA New York judge on Thursday ordered the release of 25-year-old documents that a convicted child molester featured in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary maintains he needs to help prove his innocence.
08/22/2013 12:38pmAn Air Force captain who oversaw a company's contracts to provide boots for Afghan soldiers switched sides after leaving government, taking a well-paying job representing the vendor in front of his former colleagues, according to a criminal complaint.
08/22/2013 12:59pmTrey Powell's first name has an extra resonance these days. Though still a bachelor, he now presides over a family of three as the dad of twin daughters born six months ago via a surrogate mother.
08/22/2013 1:10pmA high-profile federal prosecutor who has handled major cases including the criminal charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he is stepping down next month.
08/22/2013 1:41pmBarbara Bush and her dog were a hit at a Maine children's hospital bearing her name.
08/22/2013 1:57pmSeven hairstylists have reached a confidential settlement with a former co-worker to end a lawsuit over a $9.5 million lottery jackpot, parties in the case said Thursday.
08/22/2013 2:20pmPresident Barack Obama is observing Women's Equality Day a few days early.
08/22/2013 2:24pmMilitary officials say Bradley Manning has returned to a prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to serve his 35-year prison sentence for giving mountains of classified material to WikiLeaks.
08/22/2013 2:43pmThe Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its redistricting laws that minority groups complain are discriminatory, but Texas Republicans insist are designed to protect the state's elections from fraud.
08/22/2013 2:51pmA plan to remove memorial stones from the landmark Crystal Cathedral in Southern California is drawing opposition from donors who paid thousands of dollars to honor loved ones.
08/22/2013 2:53pmHas the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress in the past 50 years toward racial equality, a new poll shows.
08/22/2013 2:55pmA list of the states that will see reduced timber payments from the U.S. Forest Service because of federal budget cuts, and the amount, rounded to the nearest dollar:
08/22/2013 3:15pmThe U.S. slapped sanctions Thursday on four members of the Shiite-based militancy Hezbollah, whose operations throughout the Mideast and beyond show how far the Lebanon-based group's reach has spread.
08/22/2013 3:18pmThe nature of terrorism has changed in Robert Mueller's dozen years as FBI director, but his concerns for the future are much the same as when terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001, merely a week after he'd taken over the bureau. As he wraps up his FBI tenure, Mueller worries that terrorists will once again target planes or finally pull off an attack using a weapon of mass destruction.
08/22/2013 3:28pmSince the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method.
08/22/2013 3:39pmThe U.S. Forest Service plans to take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid out to 22 states, citing federal budget cuts.
08/22/2013 3:51pmThe owner of a gun shop that legally sold a rifle to the Connecticut school shooter's mother has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal firearms violations.
08/22/2013 4:03pmLike so many visitors to Alaska, Phyllis McNamara was eager for a seven-day cruise along a majestic stretch of coast that is teeming with whales, bears and glaciers.
08/22/2013 4:09pmPolice in a Boise suburb arrested a man Thursday after they say he went on a 90-minute rampage through a downtown neighborhood, punching a teen, kicking a dog, beating a construction worker with a shovel and tipping over a man in a wheelchair.
08/22/2013 4:15pmA gun discharged inside a 5-year-old kindergartener's backpack at a Tennessee elementary school cafeteria on Thursday, though no one was hurt, officials said.
08/22/2013 4:18pmA four-month undercover operation foiled a plot by two people to abduct, torture and kill at least one police officer to gain attention for their "Sovereign Citizen" cause, police said Thursday.
08/22/2013 4:25pmThe family of a store employee shot and killed by police as he fled an armed robbery filed a $25 million lawsuit Thursday against the New York Police Department.
08/22/2013 4:41pmA Homeland Security employee is the operator of a racist website predicting and advocating a race war, a department official said Thursday.
08/22/2013 4:59pmFifty large wildfires burned uncontained Thursday in the U.S. Notable fires, with location, containment, size, fuel, personnel and cost to date:
08/22/2013 5:39pmThe Army private sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking reams of classified information to WikiLeaks issued a statement Thursday as a transgender woman. The soldier asked to be called Chelsea Manning instead of Bradley Manning and stated a desire for hormone therapy. Here are some questions and answers about this change:
08/22/2013 5:43pmA mysterious glitch halted trading on the Nasdaq for three hours Thursday in the latest major electronic breakdown on Wall Street, embarrassing the stock exchange that hosts the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Microsoft and Google.
08/22/2013 5:59pmA California professor who set a series of fires after his teenage son committed suicide and whose private emails described a graphic plan to attack the boy's school was sentenced Thursday to more than 14 years in prison.
08/22/2013 6:13pmFederal officials in Miami say a man from Sierra Leone has been charged with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran.
08/22/2013 7:06pmPresident Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.
08/22/2013 7:24pmA California teen whose mother and brother were killed by a family friend said on national television Thursday that she once confided with the man about troubles with her mother and explained text messages exchanged on the day of the attack.
08/22/2013 7:55pmPolice say four people have come forward regarding a Colorado veterinarian who is accused of providing care to a man who later had to have three toes amputated.
08/22/2013 8:27pmNext week, the nation's first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.
08/22/2013 8:36pmA central Pennsylvania man convicted of robbing and assaulting three elderly Mennonite sisters has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison.
08/22/2013 8:39pmDelaware Attorney General Beau Biden returned home Thursday with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and other family members after undergoing a medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.