Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walking out again
Strike 2: West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over a complex education bill, nearly a year to the day that they embarked on a nine-day walkout that started the national 'Red4Ed' movement.
Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role
Emergency management officials in South Carolina say they are preparing both for more massive floods like the state has seen in three of the past four years and smaller, but still destructive deluges.
Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts
Authorities warn that mudslides are possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.
APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape
Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape purportedly showing R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Vegas prosecutors say tech billionaire facing drug charges
Felony drug charges have been filed against a California tech mogul and Marsy's Law victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs in a Las Vegas Strip hotel.
The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired
Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi.
Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border
Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
Mormons up missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly
Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year.
Judge: Hernandez's child can't sue NFL over brain disease
A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can't separately sue the league over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease.
Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe
A member of Portland's city council said she is not shocked by a newspaper report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city.
Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on
Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it.
William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general
The Senate has confirmed William Barr to be attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Illinois set to hike minimum wage to $15, highest in Midwest
Illinois legislators have sent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker one of his top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage that would more than double the standard in most of its Midwestern neighbors require.
Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it
Make El Chapo pay for a wall? That may be a tall order, especially since officials can't say for sure how much Joaquin Guzman may still have from his drug smuggling empire or they intend to get their hands on it.
Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy
Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.
Producer of 'Silent Scream' anti-abortion film dies
The producer of the controversial 1984 abortion film "The Silent Scream" has died at age 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life, tells The Associated Press that Donald S. Smith died Jan. 30 in Wenatchee, Washington.
Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school
A shot has been fired on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida high school massacre but police say no one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody.
Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall
The immigration spending Congressional leaders on Thursday released details of a compromise on border and immigration enforcement that gives President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall with Mexico.
Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story
A family-run weather company, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has agreed to pay $290,000 after an agency found the company subjected female employees to sexual harassment.