ALBANY, N.Y. -- Biggest. Best. Classiest. Maybe a little cheap.
Donald Trump, a maestro of ego and Republican presidential frontrunner, brags about political donations, but gives a slim fraction of the cash tossed around ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Ohio is a state used to getting its way.
So when President Barack Obama stripped the name of an Ohio favorite son from a mountaintop 4,000 miles away in Alaska, the state's powerful congressional delegation ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he plans to "fairly dramatically" reduce his work at the Carter Center as he undergoes treatment for cancer.
What does it mean for the Carter Center?
Carter, 90, has ...Read more
CHICAGO -- As he rode home on a Greyhound bus earlier this year, 19-year-old Dennis Rodriguez swore he had learned his lesson. He would do whatever he could, he said, to stay out of prison and to steer clear of the gangs ...Read more
BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Growing up in the shadow of the Hoover Dam, Keegan Strouse has always been captivated by the history of the Depression-era buildings that once served the mammoth government project erected nearby.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Sixty feet from the top of a giant sequoia named Kong, biologist Anthony Ambrose studied the foliage around him. Dense clusters of green leaves grew like shaving brushes from the branches, ...Read more
KIVALINA, Alaska -- This is what climate change looks like.
In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina ...Read more
PUNE, India -- As battlegrounds go, the leafy campus of India's premier film school must count among the more graceful, with its rows of tidy bungalows gently shaded by neem and tamarind trees.
Yet there is no mistaking ...Read more
A terrible tragedy devastates Jackson Fitzgerald's world: the murder of his wife brings him close to insanity. Accompanied by friends, he undertakes one last effort to reshape his life in a journey that brings him to Glendale Plantation.
But there he is tormented by memories and ...
NEW YORK -- It was a blazing hot day, but Al Sharpton didn't break a sweat as he waited to take the stage at a Brooklyn rally, dressed as usual in a perfectly cut suit and tie, his arms crossed and his leather-clad feet ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Some kids who skip kindergarten have to play catch-up when they enter first grade: to learn how to hold a pencil, count to 100 and begin tackling spelling.
Educators and state lawmakers who want to ...Read more
BEIJING -- China opened a new high-speed rail line to the North Korean border Tuesday as Chinese officials inch ahead with plans to encourage trade with their erratic neighbor.
But some analysts see the new route more as ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton sent or received at least an additional 150 emails through her private computer server while she served as secretary of State that were later determined to contain classified material, ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- The family of Kate Steinle plans to file a claim Tuesday against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold the them accountable for...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- SpaceX said its next launch will be delayed longer than expected after the June 28 accident that destroyed its unmanned ship carrying cargo to the International Space Station.
The Hawthorne, Calif.-based ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that funding the government is the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week.
The Kentucky Republican said he would work with the ...Read more
A former U.S. Secret Service agent who was part of a team investigating illegal activity on the online drug market Silk Road has pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice, prosecutors announced Monday. ...Read more
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Monday evening denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' emergency application to allow Davis not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Davis now seems to be out ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Did the National Hurricane Center flub Tropical Storm Erika's forecast?
James Franklin, the center's top hurricane specialist, said Monday the forecast errors were considerably larger than normal,...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Everglades National Park plans to restrict motorized boating on Florida Bay, designate additional land as wilderness and make the park more accessible to visitors as part of the first overhaul of ...Read more
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- In the middle of last school year, Lila Perry came out as transgender. Before that, she had been living as a gay male.
But that's not who she really was. No longer was she going to pretend, Lila said.
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