07/06/2014 12:00amA blaze broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise Saturday, trapping a New York City fire lieutenant who was overcome by smoke and later died.
07/06/2014 2:10amThey all walk through the doors the same way on their first day, says Eastern Blind Rehab Center Chief Bernadette Kern.
07/06/2014 3:10amNebraska families can take a free online class to learn more about education plans for students with disabilities.
07/06/2014 4:20amEducators from around the country are gathering in Flagstaff this week to learn how to better serve American Indian students.
07/06/2014 4:40amThe newly crowned Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez, a college athlete and competitor at heart, said she's ready for the challenges of representing the state and competing in the Miss America pageant in September.
07/06/2014 5:10amKiva Sam hopes to draw more Native Americans to do what she did — return to the reservation and teach.
07/06/2014 6:40amThe University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program.
07/06/2014 7:20amAn American flag stolen from the family of a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has been returned with a note that says: "I am so sorry, I had no idea."
07/06/2014 7:20amA coalition of Maine fire departments will receive about $225,000 in federal grants to train emergency medical technicians in community paramedicine.
07/06/2014 7:40amA veteran Indianapolis police officer died after he and another patrolman exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an alley Saturday night.
07/06/2014 7:40amThe Boston Public Health Commission says officials have confirmed four cases of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye), a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.
07/06/2014 8:20amConcussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, are a serious problem. Each year in the United States, thousands of young people are treated for recreation-related concussions.
07/06/2014 8:20amAlex, Jake and Gizmo have worked for more than 30 years. Now they're heading to Florida for retirement.
07/06/2014 8:20amIt was around 10 a.m. on May 7, and Ashley Pannell saw her bulldog Georgia Bea race out the front door into the front yard. Ashley ran out to retrieve Georgia and found something unexpected — a van had pulled into her driveway and the driver was shaking his head back and forth profusely.
07/06/2014 9:00amA Central California man found guilty of planning a terrorist attack is appealing his conviction.
07/06/2014 9:02amWhen a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" — later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
07/06/2014 9:40amThe Bozeman School District has closed a $1.1 million deal to purchase 37 acres of land as a possible site for a second high school.
07/06/2014 10:01amA counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist. She looked too nice and put together for someone depressed, King was told.
07/06/2014 10:20amThe West Nile virus has been found in Minnesota for the first time this year.
07/06/2014 10:30amCremated and forgotten, their remains became a symbol of Oregon's — and the nation's — dark history of treating the mentally ill. A two-year research effort is now shining a light on the 3,500 people whose ashes were discovered at the Oregon State Hospital.
07/06/2014 10:42amThey were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.
07/06/2014 10:50amGeorge Gill hands over the never-published photos of the infant he calls Chiquita.
07/06/2014 11:02amEven after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
07/06/2014 11:10amA rural fire in Northern California raged throughout the night and continues to challenge firefighters as temperatures rise.
07/06/2014 11:31amTwo people died and two others were injured after being ejected from a Toyota Tundra when the driver failed to negotiate a curve 15 miles south of Salmon.
07/06/2014 11:40amThe number of licensed nurses in Oklahoma stands at nearly 75,000, an all-time high in the state.
07/06/2014 11:51amA wildfire in central Idaho has more than doubled in size but crews completed fire lines and burnout operations to have it 60 percent contained.
07/06/2014 11:51amMormon crickets are moving through Oneida County in southeastern Idaho and damaging valuable farm crops, according to agriculture officials.
07/06/2014 12:01pmSpartanburg County's probate judge says her county will likely miss a state deadline to report mental illness cases to a nationwide database used for gun checks.
07/06/2014 12:11pmConstruction of a new $12 million elementary school in McDowell County is expected to begin after crews stabilize a riverbank that partially collapsed earlier this year.
07/06/2014 12:11pmSeveral Kansas groups are pushing for a new level of dental provider they believe could help remedy a severe shortage of dentists across the state.
07/06/2014 12:20pmNearly all the little brown bats that hibernated in a Dorset cave last winter and were tagged with radio chips remained there until spring, an indication they weren't affected by white nose syndrome, a disease that causes bats to wake from hibernation, fly into the frigid winter and die.
07/06/2014 12:20pmU.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.
07/06/2014 12:20pmPolice say a driver had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he struck and killed a 21-year-old woman near the University of Maryland campus.
07/06/2014 12:31pmPolice say a Houston barbershop owner shot and killed a customer during a heated argument when the man refused to leave.
07/06/2014 12:41pmSmoke detectors were installed last year inside a row home where four young children died in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 residences, fire officials said.
07/06/2014 12:42pmWhen the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post.
07/06/2014 12:42pmWith the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.
07/06/2014 12:50pmAn Idaho long-billed curlew has left the state carrying a $6,500 transmitter and the hopes of biologists trying to figure out where the species migrates.
07/06/2014 1:01pmPrescription opioids claimed the lives of about 300 people each year from 2006 to 2012, according to data from the state Department of Health Services.
07/06/2014 1:11pmFormer Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died.
07/06/2014 1:11pmIn the weeks after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, prosecutors charged three of the surviving suspect's friends with obstructing the investigation or lying to authorities.
07/06/2014 1:20pmNew Mexico leads the nation when it comes to deaths related to excessive alcohol use.
07/06/2014 1:31pmThe fireworks in Miami had just concluded when a white, 32-foot boat carrying five young adults crashed violently with another vessel in the night.
07/06/2014 1:31pmAs state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.
07/06/2014 1:33pmU.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.
07/06/2014 2:10pmBeachgoers can get a free skin cancer screening at Rhode Island beaches in July and August.
07/06/2014 2:10pmCommissioner: NY firefighter died in accidental fire started by air-conditioning electric cord.
07/06/2014 2:20pmDistrict of Columbia schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says better planning is needed to prevent a "cannibalistic environment" between charter schools and traditional public schools.
07/06/2014 2:31pmIt may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city's greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
07/06/2014 2:31pmThe legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday.
07/06/2014 2:51pmA high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said Sunday, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental.
07/06/2014 2:51pmGov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control.
07/06/2014 3:01pmA float comparing President Barack Obama's future presidential library to an outhouse has drawn criticism from some after it appeared in the Fourth of July parade in Norfolk.
07/06/2014 3:10pmNine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley.
07/06/2014 3:11pmThe city's Office of Jobs and Community Services will provide more than $7 million in grants to support workforce training, education, adult literacy and social services in the new fiscal year.
07/06/2014 3:31pmSalt Lake City continues to position itself to make a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, citing well-maintained facilities from its 2002 games that it hopes will attract the attention of Olympic organizers.
07/06/2014 3:31pmRelatives and friends of the 14 firefighters who were killed when a wildfire trapped them on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado 20 years ago returned to the site of the tragedy Sunday to remember their loved ones.
07/06/2014 3:50pmAs state officials across the U.S. grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.
07/06/2014 4:20pmThe man who shot and wounded two suburban Denver police officers checking on him at his home was stopped by a third officer who arrived later and returned fire, authorities said Sunday.
07/06/2014 5:01pmAn escaped southeast Missouri murder suspect remained on the loose two days after slipping away from a group of jail inmates watching fireworks.
07/06/2014 5:10pmSteven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.
07/06/2014 5:30pmA middle-of-the-night cellphone conversation with a 13-year-old girl led the Coast Guard to a pontoon boat grounded in a western Michigan river, where crew members used an inflatable ice skiff to rescue 15 people, 13 of them deaf and four lacking medicine they needed, a spokesman said Sunday.
07/06/2014 5:40pmThe fatal shooting of a decorated police officer this holiday weekend and a gun battle that wounded seven people the same day in a popular nightlife district have underscored what so far has been a violent year in Indianapolis.
07/06/2014 5:41pmThree airplane fuselages that slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment in western Montana could take until Tuesday to remove, railroad officials said Sunday.
07/06/2014 5:42pmNew York police detectives told Bailey that had she met up with the man, she likely would have been forced into sex trafficking.
07/06/2014 5:50pmA 2-year-old girl who wandered away from a holiday weekend family barbecue in a city park was found dead in a lake after a desperate five-hour search by police and bystanders.
07/06/2014 6:00pmAuthorities in western Pennsylvania say a second little girl has died after a dresser toppled onto her and her sister.
07/06/2014 6:20pmA 7-year-old boy drowned Sunday afternoon in a public outdoor pool in the Salt Lake City area.
07/06/2014 6:21pmA head-on collision Sunday afternoon in southern Utah killed five people and critically injured two others, authorities said.
07/06/2014 6:31pmNew York City fire officials say a high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, adding that the fire has been ruled accidental.
07/06/2014 7:10pmSpencer Cox once turned down Harvard for a less glamorous school and walked away from a lucrative job with a law firm to move back to his boyhood farm. So maybe we shouldn't be surprised that he came within minutes of turning down an offer to be Utah's lieutenant governor.
07/06/2014 7:30pmA Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.
07/06/2014 7:41pmCountry singer Billy Ray Cyrus honored a Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting last year, calling him a "true American hero."
07/06/2014 8:22pmFirefighters bake cookies in hot car to highlight danger posed to children. Meredith Armstrong reports.
07/06/2014 8:52pmPassengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.
07/06/2014 9:40pmA Gary police officer was found shot to death Sunday in his patrol car and three people, including one person of interest, were taken into custody, authorities said.
07/06/2014 9:40pmRelatives and friends of the 14 firefighters who died when a wildfire exploded and trapped them on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado 20 years ago returned to the site of the tragedy Sunday to remember their loved ones.
07/06/2014 9:50pmRugged terrain, shifting winds and hot, dry conditions hampered efforts Sunday to contain a wildfire in Northern California that burned to the edge of a rural neighborhood, officials said.
07/06/2014 10:00pmBoise police have arrested a driver they say fled two traffic stops, tried to hit an officer's vehicle and barreled through a fence at a military base.
07/06/2014 11:21pmFirst-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.