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20 staff and university students rescued near Grand Canyon

February 25, 2015

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Twenty Northern Arizona University students and staff who were stranded in the snow near the Grand Canyon's North Rim have been rescued. more »»

Chicago deciding Mayor Emanuel's re-election fate

February 24, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hoped to avoid being forced into a runoff Tuesday as voters weighed his record on school closings, crime and jobs in deciding whether to award the former... more »»

Dueling photos take center stage as Arias case nears end

February 24, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — The prosecutor in the Jodi Arias murder trial began his closing argument by displaying for the jury a gruesome image of the victim's slit throat. more »»

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

February 24, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice... more »»

Defense: Police knew suspect in Vegas mom killing smoked pot

February 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police knew a 19-year-old suspect in a shooting that killed a neighborhood mother of four smoked marijuana before he surrendered during a standoff last week, and investigators... more »»

No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US

February 24, 2015

A wide swath of the country shivered in freezing, record-breaking temperatures while other areas saw more winter precipitation Tuesda. more »»

Oklahoma committee OKs ban on regulating conversion therapy

February 24, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would protect the practice of therapy that seeks to change people's sexual orientation or gender identity in Oklahoma was approved by a state House committee... more »»

US missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say

February 24, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle missionary described by friends as courageous, tenacious and passionate about helping the people of Nigeria has been abducted from a school in the violence-torn African... more »»

Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

February 24, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. more »»

Jodi Arias' lawyer says ex-boyfriend sexually humiliated her

February 24, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for Jodi Arias pleaded for his client's life Tuesday as he told the jury deciding whether she'll be put to death that the ex-lover she killed sexually humiliated her and... more »»

Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

February 24, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults, but it was a subdued milestone. more »»

Forensics expert testifies in 'American Sniper' trial

February 24, 2015

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A forensics expert testified Tuesday that "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle had no time to react when an ex-Marine opened fire on him at a shooting range two years ago. more »»

AP source: Truck got stuck on tracks before train derailed

February 24, 2015

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — An investigator tells The Associated Press the commuter train accident northwest of Los Angeles occurred after a truck became stuck on the track. more »»

Historic snows causing headaches for real estate industry

February 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — All that snow in New England may make your property look as pretty as a calendar shot, but it won't do you any favors if you're trying to buy or sell a house. more »»

Judge: Tsarnaev supporters can demonstrate near court entry

February 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to bar demonstrators from gathering outside court during the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, rejecting a request from his... more »»

Defense attorney urges jury to spare Jodi Arias life

February 24, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — A defense lawyer displayed a series of happy images of Jodi Arias on Tuesday as he tried to garner sympathy from a jury that is deciding whether to send the convicted murderer to... more »»

Court nixes Occupy marchers' suit over mass arrest on bridge

February 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Police didn't mislead more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters into getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, a federal appeals court decided in ordering the demonstrators'... more »»

Alaska pot news guide: Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska

February 24, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:



Alaskans voted 53-47 percent in November to legalize marijuana use by... more »»



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