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Laser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, dies

January 29, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. more »»

Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

January 29, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into... more »»

Balloon crew draws closer to North America

January 29, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records. more »»

NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm

January 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions. more »»

Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China

January 29, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite. more »»

Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

January 29, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 t... more »»

Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

January 29, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. more »»

Texas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slaying

January 29, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze in a fire that kille... more »»

Boston, buried by 2 feet of snow, bounces back from blizzard

January 29, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 t... more »»

Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

January 29, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Mom wants independent autopsy after police killed daughter

January 29, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official... more »»

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

January 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. more »»

Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

January 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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