Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

New Mexico is celebrating its first statewide Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Experts say it's hard to know whether keeping millions of Californians in the dark prevented a catastrophic wildfire.

The Latest: Texas police officer charged with murder

The Latest: Texas police officer charged with murder

The Fort Worth police chief says a white officer accused in the fatal shooting of a black woman in her home has resigned.

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would be the latest test of teachers' unions strategy to expand contract talks beyond members' pay or benefits and into broader classroom issues.

Ex-National Security Council official testifies to Congress

Ex-National Security Council official testifies to Congress

A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy there was no 'quid pro quo. in their interactions with Ukraine was based solely on what he was told by President Donald Trump.

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Jurors have found a former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder.

Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash with an American diplomat's wife are urging the woman to return to Britain.

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires.

Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

Fort Worth's interim police chief says it was inappropriate for police to release a photo of handgun found inside the home of a black woman who was killed by a white police officer, noting that many Texas homeowners keep guns nearby for self-protection.

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

A woman who killed her sleeping boyfriend by setting the couch on fire is set to serve 60 years in prison.

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

Literary critic, author and Yale professor Harold Bloom dies at age 89.

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Two Pacific Northwest tribes are demanding the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River.

Fire department: Los Angeles blaze began beneath power lines

Fire department: Los Angeles blaze began beneath power lines

Fire officials say a destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower.

Police: Chicago man who killed 5 wrote threatening notes

Police: Chicago man who killed 5 wrote threatening notes

Authorities say a Chicago man who gunned down five of his neighbors over the weekend had had angry run-ins with his fellow tenants and left cryptic notes on his door suggesting he was planning an act of violence.

NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

NASA has launched a satellite to explore the mysterious region where air meets space.

Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

A new study finds that FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently.

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

A former military policeman in Bosnia who has been living in Missouri for about 17 years is facing extradition to his native country, where he is accused of raping a pregnant Serbian woman who was being held as a prisoner in 1992.

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

How much the Sackler family should be held accountable for the role its company, Purdue Pharma, played in the nation's opioid crisis will be at the center of a hearing in federal bankruptcy court.

Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks, burns; 2 teens die

Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks, burns; 2 teens die

Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks and burns, killing 2 teenagers and seriously injuring a third.

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

The U.S. Census Bureau has asked the 50 states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information.

Righting 'sins of omission': Monument honors Virginia women

Righting 'sins of omission': Monument honors Virginia women

Hundreds of people throng Virginia's Capitol Square for the dedication of a new monument honoring the state's trailblazing women.

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution.

US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids

US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids

U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions.

In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

World-famous performers, civil rights leaders and others gathering for the funeral of international opera star Jessye Norman in her Georgia hometown.