Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

AP Photo/Bill Gorman WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. As of Friday, the forecast for Monday’s total solar eclipse shows Oregon and Idaho as the most...

'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

AP Photo/Ed Reinke NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” has died. He was 76. Landham’s sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a...

Police: Rapper Meek Mill arrested for reckless dirt biking

AP Photo/John Bazemore NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through New York City streets. The 30-year-old rapper was arrested late Thursday. His real name is Robert Rihmeek...

What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday’s eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of...

Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one – no matter who you are – is above the law. The...

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

AP Photo/Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to...

New Hampshire confirms identity of suspected serial killer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities on Friday said they have confirmed the identity of a man suspected of killing six women and children while using numerous names in multiple states. The announcement came seven months after law enforcement officials said a man who died in a...

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

AP Photo/Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to...

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

AP Photo/David Zalubowski NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift had a “blank space, baby” across social media Friday – and Swifties couldn’t get enough of it. There was no immediate word from the Swift camp on what happened Friday, but the “Blank...

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had described. The initial statement from police in the...