NEW YORK (AP) — The administrator of the federal compensation fund for Sept. 11 victims is stepping down after five years.
Sheila Birnbaum will leave her post as special master of the fund that disburses compensation awards to first responders, recovery workers and other people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the move Thursday.
The new special master of the compensation fund will be Rupa...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Thursday that it is looking into reports another American has been detained in Iran.
State Department spokesman John Kirby would not comment further Thursday on the detention of Robin Shahini. The girlfriend of the San Diego man said Shahini's sister told her Iranian authorities took him into custody July 11 while he was visiting family in his native Iran and he has not been heard from since.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a lawmaker facing possible expulsion form the Tennessee General Assembly, The Associated Press spelled one legislative leader's first name incorrectly. The lawmaker's name is Glen Casada, not Gled.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Speaker supports session to oust accused lawmaker
Tennessee's Republican House speaker says she now supports convening a special session to...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con audiences got a sneak peek at seven minutes of heart-racing action Thursday afternoon in footage from the upcoming sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."
Director Luc Besson, best known for frenetic and colorful sci-fi spectacles like "The Fifth Element" and "Lucy," said that he's been infatuated with "Valerian," based on the long-running comic series "Valérian and Laureline" since he was 10 years old.
DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group says her son was killed in combat in Syria.
Susan Shirley says the U.S. Consulate in Turkey called her Tuesday to tell her that Levi Shirley was killed July 14. She says her son had wanted to join the Marines, but he couldn't because of his bad eyesight. He then reached out to Kurdish forces online and joined the fight for about three months...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A patrol car video shows a white Texas police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground followed by another officer suggesting to her that black people have "violent tendencies."
The traffic stop for speeding happened in Austin last summer, but the video wasn't publicly released until Thursday.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo held a news conference after the video was published by the Austin American-Statesman. The...