Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Authorities say a plane has slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport due to icy conditions as a sprawling winter storm hits large sections of the Midwest and beyond.

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

Thousands of St. Louis-area families have been freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that's increasingly popular among churches and other groups — eliminating medical debt.

Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. rescinded in butt-swat case

Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. rescinded in butt-swat case

The New Orleans Police Department says a misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded.

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

Federal immigration officials are turning to a new tactic in the fight over New York City's so-called sanctuary policies.

Reservations brace for winter storms amid slow recovery

Reservations brace for winter storms amid slow recovery

Native American reservations across South Dakota are still struggling to recover from a storm last year that dumped snow and rain, swelling rivers and swallowing roads.

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia that's expected to draw a mix of militias, firearms advocates and white supremacists to Richmond.

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

Police in Utah say a boy opened fire inside a home, killing three children and a woman.

Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M

Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M

Ohio State University says the investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by a team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far.

In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

Texas and other Republican-controlled states across the country have been imposing registration and voting restrictions in recent years that make casting a ballot more difficult.

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

A winter storm that has already caused trouble at airports in Chicago and Kansas City is expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Plains and Midwest on Saturday and could dump up to a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Sunday.

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia.

Coming around again: Famous ice disk seems to be re-forming

Coming around again: Famous ice disk seems to be re-forming

An ice disk appears to be forming in the same river where an usually large one formed last winter and quickly gained international fame.

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

Oprah Winfrey says Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick.

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Jury selection in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial concluded Friday after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week.

2020's first big test? Not Iowa, but a tiny Texas House race

2020's first big test? Not Iowa, but a tiny Texas House race

The first big contest of 2020 may not be Iowa, but a race for a tiny Texas House seat.

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

A report has found marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average.

Man who is Indiana's oldest state employee retiring at 102

Man who is Indiana's oldest state employee retiring at 102

A 102-year-old man who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme.

Theories persist about mystery drones seen in rural region

Theories persist about mystery drones seen in rural region

Authorities say an investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups after dark since November has confirmed nothing unusual or criminal.

ICE leader blames 'sanctuary' policies for NYC killing

ICE leader blames 'sanctuary' policies for NYC killing

The country's top immigration official says New York City's so-called sanctuary policies are to blame for the sexual assault and killing this month of a 92-year-old woman in Queens.

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

A gun-rights group wants the Virginia Supreme Court to block a ban on firearms at their Monday rally at the state Capitol.

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area while making an emergency return to the airport.

Police: Medical issue led to Starbucks crash in Illinois

Police: Medical issue led to Starbucks crash in Illinois

Police say the driver of a pickup truck had a “medical emergency” before slamming into an Illinois Starbucks.

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

The chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee have paid a visit to Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works in Maine.