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Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:29pm

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away.

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Frances D'Emilio and Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:08pm

Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit.

Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:48pm

Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump.

Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:43pm

State environmental authorities say a 100-foot (30-meter) sinkhole found in a central Pennsylvania town almost completely emptied by a decades-long underground fire is unrelated to the blaze.

Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:51pm

Court documents say police in Alaska were able to make an arrest in a quarter-century-old cold case with the help of DNA voluntarily submitted by an aunt of the man charged.

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

Zoran Drakulic, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:24pm

Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia.

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:46am

A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he suffered in the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday.

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:42am

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.

ISIS now controls just 700 square meters in Syria, says SDF

Ben Wedeman, Kareem Khadder and Laura Smith-spark, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:28am

ISIS now controls an area of Syria measuring just 700 square meters, a commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday.

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:02am

Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop.

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:58am

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.

Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:22am

Authorities say a natural gas leak is suspected in an apartment building explosion in Alta.

Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:14am

Some work-release inmates made a Valentine's Day rescue when a Florida couple accidentally locked their baby inside their SUV.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:10am

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard and Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:35am

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85.

Spiral sculpture graces front of new courthouse in Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:12am

A towering steel spiral structure that sits in front of the new state courthouse in Provo is the work of an Arizona artist who says he wanted a light and airy piece of art to contrast the courthouse.

US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:58am

Two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank have been detained in Florida by U.S. immigration authorities.

Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:30am

Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

Transgender teen fights to have sex changed on transcript

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:37am

A school board in Virginia that was willing to defend its transgender-bathroom policy all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court may finally give up the fight.