- N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test Updated: Feb-06-16 11:13 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.
- Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill Updated: Feb-06-16 11:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers.
- Corrections secretary resigns amid early release controversy Updated: Feb-06-16 10:52 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke resigned on Saturday amid a controversy over the early release of prisoners, telling a Republican senator he hoped his departure would satisfy the "need for blood."
- Former aircraft company executive killed in Arizona crash Updated: Feb-06-16 10:32 pm
MARICOPA, Arizona - A former president of a major aircraft manufacturer was one of the two people killed after their World War II-era plane crashed and burned near the town of Maricopa.
- If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it Updated: Feb-06-16 9:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in.
- Charges: Ex-Capitol Police officer stole, sold painting Updated: Feb-06-16 7:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A former Wisconsin Capitol Police officer is accused of stealing and selling a state-owned painting by Wisconsin artist Aaron Bohrod.
- Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant Updated: Feb-06-16 7:18 pm
BUCHANAN, New York - An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.
- Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire Updated: Feb-06-16 7:04 pm
SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.
- New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90 Updated: Feb-06-16 6:14 pm
BEDFORD, New York - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. John Tishman was 90.
- Indianapolis school facing scrutiny hires team of attorneys Updated: Feb-06-16 6:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A private Indianapolis school under scrutiny for its handling of allegations that a basketball coach sent sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old female student has hired a team of attorneys to represent it.
- Study to look at effects of Iowa sand mine expansion Updated: Feb-06-16 6:00 pm
GUTTENBERG, Iowa - Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic effects of a proposed expansion of a northeast Iowa silica sand mine.
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says timeline will stay in real time Updated: Feb-06-16 5:57 pm
NEW YORK - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Saturday the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.
- Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers Updated: Feb-06-16 5:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater.
- Gary casino studies sites for land-based gambling facility Updated: Feb-06-16 5:16 pm
GARY, Indiana - The owners of northwestern Indiana's Majestic Star Casino are moving ahead with plans to replace its aging casino riverboats with a land-based gambling facility now permitted under state law.
- Pace picks up, anticipation of Grand Parkway around Houston Updated: Feb-06-16 5:00 pm
HOUSTON - Country Bumpkins Cafe is where northwest Harris County's rural past meets its suburban future. It's not unusual to see BMW luxury sedans and John Deere tractors in the gravel parking lot along Telge Road.
- Protestors register displeasure of express interstate lanes Updated: Feb-06-16 4:49 pm
TAMPA, Florida - About 150 people decked in bright-yellow rain ponchos marched through portions of Tampa, decrying the state's plan to build express interstate toll lanes.
- MLS commissioner taking hard look at St. Louis Updated: Feb-06-16 4:16 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis may be losing football, but Major League Soccer could be on the horizon.
- Feds: Drug dealer used cake shop to launder money Updated: Feb-06-16 4:11 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - A couple who co-owns a Virginia Beach bakery is facing federal money laundering and drug charges.
- More than 200 Rhode Islanders to be paid for HSBC settlement Updated: Feb-06-16 3:57 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island officials say homeowners who were victims to banking giant HSBC's abusive lending practices may be eligible for relief under a mortgage abuse settlement.
- Tyson Foods executive predicts record profits for 2016 Updated: Feb-06-16 3:56 pm
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas - Executives at Tyson Foods, Inc. are predicting record profits for the year, helped along by a steep drop in feed and livestock costs.
- Choctaw Nation plans for new headquarters in Durant in 2018 Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
DURANT, Oklahoma - Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton said he focuses on tribal culture. But it's hard for him to demonstrate that when the tribe's cultural services office is housed in a double-wide trailer.
- Sierra Club campaign targets southern Indiana power plant Updated: Feb-06-16 2:02 pm
ROCKPORT, Indiana - The Sierra Club is targeting a southern Indiana power plant in its campaign to close aging, coal-fired stations.
- Up in smoke: Lawrenceburg cigar-maker returns to his roots Updated: Feb-06-16 1:59 pm
LAWRENCEBURG, Kentucky - Allen Mobley remembers his grandmother killing two chickens as payment to their pastor for helping with the family's tobacco harvest.
- Portland's TryEco to move headquarters to Albany Updated: Feb-06-16 1:53 pm
ALBANY, Oregon - The maker of a product that could reduce water demand in farming is establishing its headquarters in Albany.
- Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever Updated: Feb-06-16 1:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached.