For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...


Autonomous Uber spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal strike; didn't stop because

DETROIT (AP) — Autonomous Uber spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal strike; didn’t stop because emergency braking was disabled.


California's Brown to Trump: See Us in Court. We'll Outlast You.

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The legal battle over California’s nation-leading auto emissions standards, which U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has threatened to dismantle, may continue throughout President Donald Trump’s tenure in office, Governor Jerry Brown said. Brown,...


Arkansas woman charged in fatal beating of her grandmother

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A northwest Arkansas woman has been arrested on a capital murder warrant in the hammer beating death of her 81-year-old grandmother. A Benton County Circuity Court judge set a $750,000 bond Wednesday after finding probable cause to hold 26-year-old Andrea Lea Wilson pending...


Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

Travel Best Beaches

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University...


Bucks' Brown decries 'police intimidation' during arrest

Bucks Sterling Brown Arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee police chief has apologized to Sterling Brown and says officers have been disciplined for acting “inappropriately” after the Bucks player was zapped with a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation in January. Brown, who is African-American, said in a...


Boston-bound flight hits bird, returns safely to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A JetBlue flight out of Buffalo struck a bird shortly after takeoff and returned safely to the airport. JetBlue says Flight 2216 bound for Boston struck a bird shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. The plane had been in the air for about 10 minutes. JetBlue says the captain decided to...


Coast Guard ends search for North Carolina cruise passenger

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 50-year-old North Carolina man who reportedly went overboard from the Carnival paradise cruise ship. Commander David Aldous said in a news release that the agency has been in touch with the family of Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, North...


Reality TV star pleads guilty in Coast Guardsman's death

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former reality TV star has pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. The Virginian-Pilot reports 25-year-old Melissa Hancock pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated DUI manslaughter in the November...


Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don’t show up...


Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was...

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