By MARK KENNEDY | August 27, 2014 5:36 amKevin Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in DC
'Threatened' status sought for monarch butterfly
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 5:12 amThree conservation groups and a butterfly expert are asking the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species.
Man faces arraignment in estranged wife's slaying
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 4:54 amA Detroit man faces arraignment on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the slaying of his 27-year-old estranged wife.
Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 4:30 amThe bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said.
APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 3:24 amGov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
Quake is major test for hard-luck California city
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 3:06 amThe historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.
Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 3:00 amThirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.
10 Things to Know for Today
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 3:00 amsuch as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.
Southern California prepares as big waves brew
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 2:42 amThe surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.
West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 2:18 amA young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water -- part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in West Africa.
Utah approves winery license in polygamous town
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 2:06 amUtah's liquor commission has approved a winemaking license for a new winery in the town of Hildale, home to a polygamous sect.
Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 1:54 amIf there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.
Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 1:18 amInside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
Women's World Cup turf war heats up
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 12:42 amEven actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.A group of players from the U.S. women's national team, who...
AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
Associated Press | August 27, 2014 12:18 amAn American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.