- INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny Updated: May-02-16 3:14 pm
NEW YORK - Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.
- The Latest: Suspect in Jewish center bomb plot in court Updated: May-02-16 2:47 pm
MIAMI - The Latest on Jewish Center-Plot (all times local):
- Raging fire destroys historic New York City church Updated: May-02-16 8:49 am
NEW YORK - A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter.
- Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers Updated: May-01-16 6:26 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.
- Volunteers prepare for high-altitude rescues Updated: May-01-16 1:43 pm
EAGLE, Colorado - Hundreds of search and rescue volunteers are getting their training at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site this year, gearing up for the busy summer season for search and rescue crews that cranks up between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
- 'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter Updated: May-01-16 11:59 am
ATHENS, Greece - With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.
- 3 dead in eastern Ukraine amid Easter armistice violations Updated: May-01-16 9:16 am
MOSCOW - Three deaths were reported Sunday in the fighting in eastern Ukraine despite a recently brokered armistice for Orthodox Easter.
- South County students take to unicycles for PE Updated: Apr-30-16 3:05 am
GEARHART, Oregon - Unicycling probably does not come to mind when you think about physical education at elementary school. An exception is in the Seaside School District.
- Scheduled IndyCar race on streets of Boston canceled Updated: Apr-29-16 10:03 pm
BOSTON - First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began.
- Charge reduced for mall Easter bunny in brawl with kid's dad Updated: Apr-29-16 5:54 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded.
- Mental health evaluation ordered for arrested Easter bunny Updated: Apr-29-16 12:50 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for a convicted sex offender who was arrested after getting a job as an Easter bunny at a Minot mall.
- The Latest: 1,000 workers hear of 'nightmare' at memorial Updated: Apr-28-16 5:10 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on a Workers' Memorial Day Mass for construction workers who died in the job (all times local):
- Review: Cloying and farfetched, 'Mother's Day' unfit for mom Updated: Apr-28-16 12:55 pm
What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine being so intoxicated by your own karaoke performance of "The Humpty Dance" that it sends you a-tumbling?
- Essence Festival Durban to be held in November Updated: Apr-28-16 10:03 am
NEW ORLEANS - The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held during that country's summer season in November.
- Beach Boys to headline Memorial Day concert in DC Updated: Apr-28-16 8:28 am
WASHINGTON - The Beach Boys will be the headliners for this year's Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
- Thousands celebrate Orthodox Palm Sunday in Romania Updated: Apr-26-16 7:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Holding palm fronds and flowers, thousands of Romanians took part in processions and services as they celebrated Orthodox Palm Sunday.
- More than a dozen are hospitalized for carbon monoxide Updated: Apr-25-16 5:34 am
NEW ROCHELLE, New York - Authorities say more than a dozen family members celebrating Passover were hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure over the weekend.
- Workers killed on job in New Hampshire to be honored Updated: Apr-25-16 12:19 am
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health is hosting a memorial dinner for families of those killed on the job in 2015.
- Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit Updated: Apr-22-16 9:33 pm
LONDON - President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.
- Ohio University marching band to perform at Macy's parade Updated: Apr-22-16 7:41 am
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University's marching band will perform at next year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
- NYC tries to go car-free in honor of Earth Day Updated: Apr-22-16 6:41 am
NEW YORK - New Yorkers are being encouraged to go car-free for Earth Day.
- Rabbi sues Manischewitz, saying it let kosher standards slip Updated: Apr-21-16 6:20 pm
NEW YORK - A rabbi is accusing kosher foods giant Manischewitz of pushing him out as their longtime inspector of holiday matzos after he complained that the company wasn't sticking to strict Jewish religious practices.
- 'Muzzles' mine rich vein of speech limits among US colleges Updated: Apr-20-16 12:44 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The "Jefferson Muzzles," those dubious awards shaming the nation's worst free-speech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year - from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.
- Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations Updated: Apr-19-16 7:55 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Most Jews around the world say the traditional "Next year in Jerusalem" at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to himself, "Next year in Disney World."
- Project aims to locate graves of firefighters in Bloomington Updated: Apr-18-16 8:34 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - Active and retired firefighters in central Illinois are working to locate and honor the graves of 75 firefighters.