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Trump all but backs Moore

Nov 21, 2017 / 9:15 pm

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual...

Uber reveals cover up

Nov 21, 2017 / 8:59 pm

Uber is coming clean about its coverup of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing...

Submarine still missing

Nov 21, 2017 / 8:02 pm

Ships and planes combed a wider area of the frigid South Atlantic on Tuesday in a fruitless hunt for signs of a missing Argentine submarine, adding to growing...

Former teen idol dies

Nov 21, 2017 / 7:05 pm

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical...

Dramatic escape for soldier

Nov 21, 2017 / 7:03 pm

A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was...

Two years for kiss of death

Nov 21, 2017 / 6:16 pm

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy...

Tobacco ads back on TV

Nov 21, 2017 / 11:40 am

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court...

Assad's grip on ruined Syria

Nov 21, 2017 / 11:34 am

His nation is a smouldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have...

Bad day on the job

Nov 21, 2017 / 10:35 am

It's a cameraman's worst nightmare. The Weather Channel set up what seemed like the perfect spot to get the best view of the demolition of the Georgia...

Stolen Lennon items found

Nov 21, 2017 / 10:06 am

A cigarette case, a handwritten musical score, three diaries and two pairs of John Lennon's signature metal-rimmed glasses were among stolen goods belonging...

Charlie Rose fired

Nov 21, 2017 / 9:45 am

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations. Earlier Tuesday, Rose's co-hosts on "CBS This Morning" sharply condemned...

Mugabe resigns

Nov 21, 2017 / 8:19 am

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he is resigning immediately and voluntarily in order to have a "smooth transfer of power" after 37 years...

SNL supporting Franken

Nov 21, 2017 / 7:10 am

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last...

Hunt for missing submarine

Nov 21, 2017 / 6:46 am

Sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday did not come from an Argentine submarine that has been lost for five days, the country's navy...

Water on Mars a bust?

Nov 20, 2017 / 3:56 pm

A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water. Monday's news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated...

Not smelling like a rose

Nov 20, 2017 / 3:20 pm

PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of...

Tax cut for Christmas

Nov 20, 2017 / 1:01 pm

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signalled its willingness to strike a health care provision...

Mugabe faces impeachment

Nov 20, 2017 / 10:50 am

Zimbabwe's ruling party on Monday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could...

Cassidy critical

Nov 20, 2017 / 8:16 am

Television and music star David Cassidy remains in a Florida hospital where he is dealing with multiple organ failure. Publicist JoAnn Geffen said Sunday in an...

Down goes the dome!

Nov 20, 2017 / 8:00 am

One of the nation's largest domed stadiums collapsed Monday into a pile of jagged concrete and a vast cloud of smoke in a scheduled implosion in downtown...

Franken faces 2nd accuser

Nov 20, 2017 / 7:59 am

A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the...

German gov't in crisis

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:58 am

Germany faced an uncertain political future on Monday after the collapse of weeks of talks on forming a new government, with Chancellor Angela Merkel set to...

Opioid crisis costs $500B

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:55 am

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released...

Orcas competing for salmon

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:50 am

Harbour seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come...

Queen's 70th anniversary

Nov 20, 2017 / 6:01 am

Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some...

Charles Manson dies at 83

Nov 19, 2017 / 10:20 pm

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress...

17 dead in Pakistan

Nov 19, 2017 / 10:03 pm

Pakistani police say that a head-on collision between a mini-bus and a truck has killed at least 17 people and injured six in the country's south. Police...

Where to draw the line?

Nov 19, 2017 / 8:52 pm

France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film...

Child found in pond dies

Nov 19, 2017 / 5:34 pm

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development has died. Sheriff's office spokeswoman...

Trump stung

Nov 19, 2017 / 12:30 pm

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the...

Mugabe baffles nation

Nov 19, 2017 / 11:58 am

UPDATE: 12 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in...

Trump tweets over players

Nov 19, 2017 / 10:58 am

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the...

Pope holds mass with poor

Nov 19, 2017 / 8:15 am

Celebrating Mass with poor people in the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Sunday denounced those who dismiss poverty as "not my...

Book for busy Santa

Nov 19, 2017 / 8:06 am

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him. At Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on...

Cops question Israeli leader

Nov 19, 2017 / 8:05 am

Police have arrived at the official residence of Israel's prime minister in what is believed to be part of an investigation into corruption allegations....

David Cassidy hospitalized

Nov 18, 2017 / 7:39 pm

"Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida with multiple organ failure. Publicist JoAnn Geffen tells The Associated Press...

19 dead, 8 hurt in house fire

Nov 18, 2017 / 6:29 pm

A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported...

Many urging Mugabe to quit

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:21 pm

Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful...

'Three's Company' star dead

Nov 18, 2017 / 4:37 pm

Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age...

More flak for Moore

Nov 18, 2017 / 2:36 pm

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks on...

'Mafia planned to kill me'

Nov 18, 2017 / 12:45 pm

The president of the Italian Senate revealed Saturday that the Mafia's "boss of bosses" allegedly had targeted him to be assassinated next after...

Dead items on the block

Nov 18, 2017 / 11:04 am

The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and...

Spain saves 500 migrants

Nov 18, 2017 / 9:36 am

Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa....

Fireball lights up night sky

Nov 18, 2017 / 7:51 am

A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and...

Soldier full of parasites

Nov 18, 2017 / 7:41 am

Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea this past week removed dozens of parasites from his...

Cop killer on the loose

Nov 18, 2017 / 7:34 am

An intense search continued Saturday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New...

Marching against Mugabe

Nov 18, 2017 / 7:14 am

In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the...

Earthquake jolts China

Nov 17, 2017 / 7:27 pm

A strong earthquake has shaken China's Tibet region but there's no immediate word on damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.3...

He tried to steal a train

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:43 pm

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train. Police say 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez was arrested earlier this month after trying...

Mid-air collision in UK

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:36 pm

An aircraft and helicopter collided in mid-air Friday northwest of London and a "number of casualties" were reported, authorities said. Fire and...

Why not Trump?

Nov 17, 2017 / 2:23 pm

"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The...

Phallic flyover stunt

Nov 17, 2017 / 10:32 am

A naval pilot showed off questionable creative flair, Thursday, in the sky above Omak, Wash. Residents of Okanogan County witnessed a phallic air show as the...

Impatience with Mugabe

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:40 am

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, even as the military announced...

$30,400 drunk driving fine

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:27 am

A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving — but can still count herself lucky. Katharina G....

Venus Williams robbed

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:12 am

Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday. The burglary...

Franken faces ethics probe

Nov 16, 2017 / 9:10 pm

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing...

Charles Manson still alive

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:18 pm

For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his...

Child heroes in shooting

Nov 16, 2017 / 2:59 pm

Teacher Jennifer Bauman threw herself against a classroom door that wouldn't lock right, terrified that the gunman shooting outside her small Northern...

Keystone spills crude

Nov 16, 2017 / 2:59 pm

TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 795,000 litres of oil in Marshall County, S.D. just days before Nebraska is set to decide...

Cards against border wall

Nov 16, 2017 / 11:28 am

The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed...

Painting sells for $450M

Nov 16, 2017 / 7:01 am

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous...

Ohio calls off execution

Nov 16, 2017 / 6:54 am

Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the...

Vegas lawsuits pile up

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:51 pm

Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who...

Squeeze-thru thief

Nov 15, 2017 / 12:10 pm

#HoCoPolice offering up to a $500 reward for info on suspect who stole cash and food in Nov. 5 burglary at McDonald's in Columbia. — Howard County...

Fined for Borat mankinis

Nov 15, 2017 / 10:45 am

A group of six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by...

Trump wants thanks

Nov 15, 2017 / 8:30 am

President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players released from detention in China will thank him. Trump said he raised their case with...

Pope auctions his Lambo

Nov 15, 2017 / 7:07 am

Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the special...

Mugabe under arrest

Nov 15, 2017 / 7:00 am

Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and was securing government offices and patrolling the capital's...

Deadly flash floods strike

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:57 am

Flash floods in the Greek capital's western outskirts Wednesday turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least five people,...

She won the lottery - twice

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:48 am

A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks. The Charlotte Observer reports...

5.4 quake rattles Korea

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:42 am

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook South Korea's southeastern coastal region Wednesday afternoon, breaking some windows and crumbling walls near the...

Gene splicing breakthrough

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:12 am

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The...

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