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House chairman pushes privatizing air traffic control in US

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican committee chairman called on lawmakers Wednesday to turn the nation's air traffic control operations over to a new, non-profit corporation, saying no other... more »»

New Orleans: Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers

May 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. more »»

Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

May 17, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban — and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharin. more »»

Spreadsheets and determination lead to Geographic Bee win

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's English; he answered French — and finished in sixth... more »»

The Latest: Manning has attire discretion under Army status

May 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a Kansas military prison (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

The Army says newly freed Pv. more »»

Girl Scouts name new CEO: a Brownie turned rocket scientist

May 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Sylvia Acevedo, who earned a science badge as a Girl Scout and later became a rocket scientist and entrepreneur, was appointed Wednesday as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the US. more »»

AP FACT CHECK: Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield on Wednesday by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. more »»

MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

May 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into th... more »»

Alaska owner plans to resurrect strip club boat for summer

May 17, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man is resurrecting a strip club he operated on board his converted crab boat before he was convicted on waste disposal charges involving the vessel. more »»

Sudan's president risks overshadowing Trump's Muslim speech

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping the Muslim world's leaders join him in confronting extremist ideology when he attends a weekend summit in Saudi Arabi. more »»

Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Wednesday that he retains confidence in President Donald Trump and cautioned against "rushing to judgment" over the cascading revelations coming... more »»

Wallenda wife to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls

May 17, 2017

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Fall. more »»

Georgia executes man who killed elderly neighbor in 1992

May 17, 2017

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia on Wednesday carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago.

J.W. more »»

US Navy wants larger, better fleet, says cost not determined

May 17, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined.

Adm. more »»

'Living memorial': Putting Kennedy back into Kennedy Center

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trivia question: Where is the memorial to President John F. more »»

New Orleans begins takedown of 3rd Confederate-era monument

May 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Piece by piece, New Orleans' landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of bronze and stone that once seemed immoveable in a region where some still cling to... more »»

 
 

 

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