BALTIMORE -- For Tayvon Wiggins, applying for a job brings almost certain disappointment.
"I go through the interview process, but as soon as they check my background, I can't pass it," the West Baltimore man said. He has...Read more
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Maj. David Brill squeezes into a bulky yellow spacesuit, lowers a fishbowl-size helmet onto his head and readies himself for a flight into the stratosphere.
In an hour, he will roar aloft ...Read more
If you're planning to make this the first Labor Day weekend in a few years that you load up the car and hit the road, you're not alone, according to AAA.
Low gas prices and higher wages mean more Americans will travel ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rare is the senator who hasn't praised Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s character.
But how do the senators who served with him reflect on Biden as a politician, and how do they feel he would perform as a...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy grew at a brisk pace during the spring quarter, an encouraging sign that economic momentum was building before the turmoil in financial markets.
The nation's output of goods and services ...Read more
U.S. stocks were sharply higher in midday trading Thursday, extending a strong rally in the prior session, following a report of unexpectedly brisk U.S. economic growth and a surge in Chinese stock prices.
The Dow Jones ...Read more
CHICAGO -- McDonald's and supplier Tyson Foods have made moves to cut ties with a Tennessee chicken farm after the restaurant chain found itself in the cross hairs of an animal rights group -- one that uses hidden cameras ...Read more
Once again, the rumors proved true.
Apple on Thursday sent out media invites for its annual September event, which will be held on Sept. 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Traditionally, the ...Read more
In the Arms of SteeleK.L. Burrell
Chloe wanted a change. Growing up in the Midwest, she always dreamed of living near the ocean. She had many dreams that she wanted to fulfill. She never dreamed of the many things that would happen to her once she moved to West Palm Beach. Seeking to become a business manager, and possibly ...
BEIJING (UPI) -- A cameraman at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing lost control of his Segway and struck Usain Bolt while the runner was celebrating his 200m win.
The Jamaican sprinter was celebrating with a ...Read more
MIAMI -- The center of Tropical Storm Erika shifted to the south early Thursday, signaling a possible turn that could prove more threatening to South Florida.
At 11 a.m. EDT, Erika was located 125 miles west of Guadeloupe...Read more
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- A Rowan County Clerk continued to withhold marriage licenses from local residents Thursday, a day after a federal appeals court upheld an order telling her to end her protest.
James Yates and William ...Read more
As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his presidential campaign embarked this week on a western swing, working their way from Alaska to Utah, they hoped to send a message to his fellow Republican candidates -- that Paul is "in it...Read more
CAIRO -- In a demoralizing blow to Iraq's offensive against Islamic State, a suicide bomber from the militant group managed to kill two Iraqi army generals in a single strike on Thursday, according to military accounts.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) -- An Ohio group supporting marijuana legalization is under fire from critics who say the group's new superhero mascot appeals to children.
ResponsibleOhio, a group supporting the state's Proposal 3 ...Read more
"Chelsea Lately" fans and night owls probably already know who Jo Koy is. The Tacoma, Wash., born and raised comedian, 44, appeared in more than 100 episodes as a panelist on Chelsea Handler's E! talk show and will be a ...Read more
OMAK, Wash. -- On a windswept afternoon, a firestorm leapt across the Okanogan River, raced through arid acreage of bitterbrush and grass, and slammed into the orchard of Curt Guelich.
The heat roasted the outer edge of ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Liz Moore has lots to worry about as she juggles the many duties necessary to keep her popular downtown lunch counter, Bluebird Kitchen, running at a perfect simmer.
This fall, Moore has one more thing to ...Read more
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- For years, President Obama told John Yarmuth, a congressman from Kentucky, that they needed to get together for a round of golf -- a nearly weekly activity of the president's, but one that hardly ever ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Tom Sauerman and his wife, Sue, are still active in their Philadelphia neighborhood and continue to be members of its seniors club. He is a former president of the its community council.
But after 35 years...Read more
CHICAGO -- Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it.
Or at least the dog's name can appear on the Federal Election Commission's list of nearly 800 potential candidates for president.
Candidate ID P60009883,...Read more