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  • Americans living longer as most death rates fall

    NEW YORK – Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inche ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Here's the status of gay marriage in all 50 states

    The Supreme Court turned away appeals this week that effectively raised the number of states allowing the practice from 19 to 30. On Tuesday, a federa ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Asian carp DNA found in Kalamazoo River

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • New Jersey high school cancels football season over bullying

    PARLIN, N.J. – A central New Jersey town is reeling after its high school football season was cut short by allegations of bullying and harassment amon ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • U.S. predicts lower heating bills this winter

    NEW YORK – Milder temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect a return of the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last ye ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling r ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

    WASHINGTON – Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

    NEW YORK – Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, acc ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Turkey: Syrian town about to fall to jihadists

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurd ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Feds: Ill. teen sought to join Islamic State

    CHICAGO – A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Islamic State presses assault against Syrian border town

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Islamic State fighters backed by tanks and artillery pushed into an embattled Syrian town on the border with Turkey on Monday, t ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Court clears way for gay marriage expansion

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Hong Kong protests fade; students vow to carry on

    HONG KONG – The students whose calls for democratic reforms sparked the most dramatic challenge to authorities since Hong Kong returned to Chinese con ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • New Mexico governor rivals spar in Spanish debate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Political rivals for New Mexico governor faced off in a Spanish debate Monday, a rare event that marked an emerging trend as Repub ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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