Rep. Torres Small prefers 'carefully placed' border barriers

U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-New Mexico, says she is in favor of "carefully placed" border barriers "based on a detailed plan."
Read Article

New nonprofit aims to support Badlands National Park

A newly formed nonprofit aims to support South Dakota's Badlands National Park
Read Article

Man killed in shootout with suburban Chicago police

Suburban Chicago police say a man has been killed in a shootout with officers from two departments
Read Article

Olympic National Park, forests, impose fire restrictions

Fire restrictions go into effect Wednesday at Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and Mount Baker-Sqoualmie National Forest
Read Article

Revisiting the burn scars of 1988 and 2016 in Yellowstone

On a plateau north of the Madison River, there are dense stands of dead lodgepole pine trees
Read Article

AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV
Read Article

Heart of Yosemite park to close as crews battle blaze

The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features, will be closed as firefight
Read Article
>

Ground Beef Recalled in 6 States for Containing Plastic Pieces

A meat processing plant in Michigan is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef, some of which was sold through the Meijer supermarket chain, becaus
Read Article

Dairy Queen to Sell Chicken and Waffles for a Limited Time Only

Days after KFC announced the return of its coveted chicken and waffles sandwich, Dairy Queen has unveiled its own version of the brunch dish. For a limited time
Read Article

Funding released for construction at 2 veterans' homes

The state comptroller's office has released nearly $11 million for construction at two Illinois Veterans' Homes
Read Article

New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors

The massage parlor sting in Florida that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a reminder of the human trafficking and abuse taking place across A
Read Article

Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being unfairly t
Read Article

Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department says voters likely had the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald on their minds when th
Read Article

Wisconsin man indicted for causing Illinois trooper's death

A Wisconsin man has been indicted for allegedly causing the death of an Illinois state trooper who was helping victims in a multiple-vehicle highway crash
Read Article

Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Rain-swollen rivers are spilling over their banks across the South, and a Mississippi mayor says water has encircled his town and forced some families to leave
Read Article

How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes som
Read Article

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates the lethality of fentanyl

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims a mere spoonful of fentanyl can wipe out a state, exaggerating the lethality of a dangerous drug
Read Article

Lawyer says R. Kelly to stay jailed until Monday or Tuesday

The attorney for R. Kelly says the R&B star won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as arrangements are made to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him a
Read Article

Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

Weekend storms have raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi c
Read Article

Weather service: High flood risk in Missouri this spring

Missouri towns along the Mississippi River and its tributaries should brace for the prospect of potentially serious flooding this spring
Read Article

R. Kelly met underage girl while on trial for child porn

While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his ho
Read Article

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado shatters businesses in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no immediate reports of any de
Read Article

Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Prosecutors painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly at his bond hearing
Read Article

R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

Now in the fight of his life, R&B star R. Kelly is facing the power of a prosecutor whose life story in some ways mirrors his
Read Article