NEW YORK (AP) — Converse Chuck Taylor All Star fans rejoice! Your favorite sneaker is receiving its first construction update since debuting 98 years ago.
The idea behind the All Star II is comfort, Converse said in a statement Thursday.
The update is made of durable Tencel canvas, as opposed to the cotton kind, with higher tech shock absorption in Nike Lunarlon for the footbed. There's foam padding inside at the ankle, non-slip padded tongues and...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Boston police captain's son who authorities say plotted a terrorist attack in support of the Islamic State group has been indicted on weapons and assault charges in western Massachusetts.
Federal prosecutors say a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Springfield on Thursday indicted 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo of Adams, Massachusetts. The indictments had been expected after Ciccolo's arrest July 4.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An attorney says federal authorities seized cellphones, computers and other electronics from the family of two classmates who attended high school with a Georgia teenager found dead more than two years ago inside a rolled-up gym mat.
The family's attorney, Brice Ladson, said Thursday that federal marshals served search warrants about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on the parents of two brothers who were classmates of Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta. The 17-year-old...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has organized a benefit concert to help two charities established in response to the fatal shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tribbett said in a news release that he will donate a portion of proceeds from Thursday's "Hate Won't Win" concert to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and the Low Country Ministries-Reverend Pinckney Fund....
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a cyclist started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho by lighting his toilet paper on fire after taking a comfort break.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the cyclist stopped to defecate in a ravine in the Boise foothills on Wednesday afternoon. The man then lit the toilet paper on fire but lost control of the embers in the dry grass while trying to extinguishing the waste.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he's optimistic Congress will act soon to address a looming budget crisis that could force the shutdown of some VA hospitals.
McDonald said during a visit Thursday to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis that he's "quite confident" that by the end of next week Congress will approve transferring up to $3 billion from the new Veterans Choice program to close a $2.5 billion agency...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to over three years in prison for their roles in a cyber scam that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.
The sentences were announced Thursday by Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan federal court. Kaplan said general deterrence was an important reason for tough sentences during a summer when it's impossible to pick up a newspaper without reading about another scam.