DALLAS (AP) — Highways in normally sun-drenched North Texas are mostly empty and covered in with a frosty coating, making for a slightly otherworldly look amid closed businesses and millions of residents hunkered down for a weekend of icy conditions.
Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest Friday, after Texans earlier basked in 80-degree weather.
The weather forced the cancellation of Sunday's Dallas Marathon, which was expected to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver's cab on routes like the one where a speeding commuter train derailed this week, killing four people.
The emergency order by the Federal Railroad Administration, which also requires Metro-North to overhaul its signal system, was a reaction to Sunday's wreck in the...
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before, but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money, authorities said.
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
1. NELSON MANDELA DIES AT AGE 95
South Africa's first black president was a global symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation in a world often jarred by conflict and division. His death Thursday set the stage for days of mourning and reflection about a colossus of the 20th century who projected astonishing grace, resolve and good humor.
Today is Saturday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2013. There are 24 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as part of its plan to conquer Southeast Asian territories; the raid, which claimed some 2,400 American lives, prompted the United States to declare war against Japan the next day.
Nominees announced Friday in top categories for the 56th annual Grammy Awards:
Record of the Year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams; "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons; "Royals," Lorde; "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars; "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams.
Album of the Year: "The Blessed Unrest," Sara Bareilles; "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk; "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," Kendrick Lamar; "The Heist,"...
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
Macklemore and Lewis' gay marriage anthem "Same Love" was among song of the year nominees and the Seattle rap crew joined Los Angeles rapper Lamar with seven nominations apiece, including best album and best new artist of the year. Pharrell Williams had four...
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A health official in northwest Washington state says three college students who began to feel dizzy and lethargic while living for several months in a rental house have been told to move after the home tested positive for methamphetamine.
KOMO-TV reports (http://is.gd/5u36Oo ) that Whatcom County Health Department supervisor Jeff Hegedus says the Western Washington University students contacted the department to ask that the Bellingham house be...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it is welcoming North Korea's decision to release an elderly American tourist.
North Korea's state news agency said 85-year-old Merrill Newman was allowed to leave the country after being held for more than month. North Korea says Newman, a Korean War veteran, apologized for alleged crimes during the war.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf called it a positive decision but urged North Korea to also...