National News

October 5, 2015 - 1:01am
8 min 13 sec ago

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — After a suburban district attorney in New York barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety.

But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.

The Nassau County DA's office loosened the policy last week but still prohibits prosecutors from carrying guns at work. The office says that could be dangerous or discomfiting in a job...

October 5, 2015 - 12:29am
8 min 13 sec ago

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects that missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.

The space agency is working with a military laboratory at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut, to measure how teams cope with stress during month-long simulations of space flight.

The Naval...

October 5, 2015 - 12:08am
8 min 13 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to protect the environment.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will designate a marine sanctuary in the tidal waters of Maryland, and another in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan.

To combat illegal fishing, the Obama administration also said it would launch Sea...

October 5, 2015 - 12:06am
8 min 13 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer are giving away 10,000 free tickets to their concert next month.

The veteran band and Mayer, who joined forces for the supergroup Dead & Company this summer, announced Monday that 5,000 fans will have a chance to win two tickets each to their Nov. 7 show.

The group has partnered with American Express for its music series, "American Express Unstaged," for the sweepstakes. Film director...

October 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
8 min 13 sec ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Emergency crews rescue scores of people from flooded buildings in Columbia, S.C., hit by over 18 inches of precipitation in the last few days.


That's what pastor Randy Scroggins tells his...

October 4, 2015 - 7:19pm
1 hour 48 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man from Springfield, Missouri, collapsed in a restroom at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals and was pronounced dead at a hospital, a Bengals spokesman said.

The man's identity wasn't released, pending notification of his family. Bengals spokesman Bob Bedinghaus said the fan had some type of pre-existing medical issue.

Police and paramedics tried to revive the man at...

October 4, 2015 - 5:39pm
1 hour 48 min ago

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a community college classroom says "violence will not have the last word."

More than 100 people gathered to hear pastor Randy Scroggins speak today at New Beginnings Church of God in Roseburg, including his daughter 18-year-old Lacey, who sat in the front row and wiped away tears.

Scroggins said he's been asked whether he can forgive Christopher Sean Harper-...

October 4, 2015 - 5:37pm
1 hour 48 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting on a metro Phoenix freeway and believe it is not connected to a string of recent shootings.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Sunday that 36-year-old Christopher Hoffman has been booked on several charges including drive-by shooting and possession of a dangerous drug.

Investigators say Hoffman admitted to Saturday's shooting at another vehicle on the Loop 101 Freeway...

October 4, 2015 - 5:13pm
1 hour 48 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession.

Billions of dollars in fines have been levied against major banks and brokerage firms in the wake of the economic meltdown that was in large part triggered by reckless lending and shady securities dealings that blew up a housing bubble....

October 4, 2015 - 5:05pm
1 hour 48 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state's ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns.

The measure by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins aimed to end the state's exemption for selling ivory imported before 1977. The San Diego Democrat says clamping down on the illegal ivory trade would help bring an end to the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros.

Critics say the legislation...

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