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Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users

June 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. more »»

Trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in semi pleads guilty

June 30, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday, days before hi... more »»

A look at wildfires burning across the US West

June 30, 2016

A look at wildfires burning in the West and the aftermath of earlier blazes:


Authorities planned autopsies on two charred bodies found 45 miles east of San Diego... more »»

Iconic Nashville soda shop hosts new USPS stamps launch

June 30, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The future seemed grim five years ago for a Nashville soda shop that has been serving up ice cream since the Great Depression. more »»

Lions Gate to buy cable channel Starz in $4.4 billion deal

June 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion. more »»

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed... more »»

New survey doubles the estimate of transgender adults in US

June 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — About 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago, a team of experts reported Thursday.

Their survey, calculating that 0. more »»

Man gets jail, probation in fatal dog attack on Detroit boy

June 30, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old Detroit boy who was mauled to death by pit bulls described the lingering emotional effects of the attack that only ended when police shot the animals, as... more »»

Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion law

June 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities.

U.S. more »»

Iowa Supreme Court upholds ban on voting rights for felons

June 30, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Convicted felons in Iowa may be automatically stripped of their voting rights for life unless those rights are restored by the governor, a divided Iowa Supreme Court ruled... more »»

APNewsBreak: To fight foreclosure, NYC buying mortgages

June 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their... more »»

The Latest: Shooter report stemmed from misunderstanding

June 30, 2016

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington (all times local):

11:45 a.m. more »»

Gun shop raffling AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando victims

June 30, 2016

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orland. more »»

FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any... more »»

Union reaches deal with 3 of 5 Atlantic City casinos

June 30, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers union reached agreement Thursday on a new contract with three of the five casinos it had been targeting for a strike this weekend. more »»

Homeland security chief says unfolding situation at Andrews

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is an "unfolding situation" at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland but is providing no further details. more »»

Joint Base Andrews on lockdown after active shooter report

June 30, 2016

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. more »»

Man who helped cop subdue gunman is among 23 Carnegie heroes

June 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism... more »»



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