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Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too

February 14, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. more »»

Wife of imprisoned Chicago officer fears he's in danger

February 14, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of a Chicago police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald demanded on Thursday to know why her husband was transferred from an... more »»

Medicare ambulance rides may no longer end up at ER

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare wants to change how it pays for emergency ambulance services to give seniors more options besides going to a hospital emergency department, officials said Thursday. more »»

'Mexican oxy' pills in US Southwest lift fentanyl death toll

February 14, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. more »»

Broken pipe puts much of a city under boil-water advisory

February 14, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A water line broke in one of Ohio's largest cities Thursday, forcing some 100,000 customers to boil their water, closing schools and disrupting diners' Valentine's Day plans. more »»

Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

February 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats... more »»

Texas' election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

February 14, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' embattled election chief has apologized over an inaccurate list of 95,000 people on the voter rolls flagged as possible non-U.S. more »»

Coal-fired power plant set to close, despite Trump support

February 14, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. more »»

After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

February 14, 2019

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. more »»

Heavy rain forces Californians to flee, triggers mudslide

February 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires... more »»

El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said. more »»

Denver teachers end strike, return to class with pay raises

February 14, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout Thursday and returned to their classrooms after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as 11 percen. more »»

Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

February 14, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to... more »»

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

February 14, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. more »»

Denver teacher strike revealed US divide over bonus pay

February 14, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. more »»

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some... more »»

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

February 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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