Floor collapse at Miss. church center; 35 hurt

Emergency responders, members of Freedom Baptist Church, and Myrick community members in rural Jones County, Miss. gather near an ambulance outside the Freedom Baptist Church Wednesday night after a second floor youth room collapsed onto a first floor kitchen. Up to 35 youth ages...

No parole chance, ex-soldier hangs self in cell

FILE – In this April 29, 2009 file photo, former 101st Airborne Division Pfc. Steven Dale Green is escorted to the courthouse on the third day of his trial in Paducah, Ky. Green, convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family,...

Sun, mild weather in Midwest offers new headache

A runner runs along the lake shore Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Weeks of subfreezing weather are giving way, at least briefly, to temperatures in the 50s, putting cities on guard for flooding, roof collapses and clogged storm drains. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) A runner...

Floor collapse at church center; at least 15 hurt

Emergency responders, members of Freedom Baptist Church, and Myrick community members in rural Jones County, Miss. gather near an ambulance outside the Freedom Baptist Church Wednesday night after a second floor youth room collapsed onto a first floor kitchen. Up to 35 youth ages...

Tribal objects shown reverence on trip home to US

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two dozen tribal ceremonial items purchased last year at auction in France are set to return to Arizona. A U.S. charitable foundation paid $530,000 for the hoods and ornate masks to give them to the Hopi and two Apache tribes, which use them to...

Ticket sold in Calif. wins $425M Powerball jackpot

Regina Jeffers prepares to give a customer $50 in Powerball tickets at Buck’s Super Market in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing carries a potential $400 million-plus jackpot. Buck’s Super Market is the state’s top...

Neighbors unable to stop Missouri girl’s abduction

Lt. Robert Pitts holds the photo of Hailey Owens, 10, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Springfield, Mo. Craig Michael Wood has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of Owens, police said Wednesday. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was...

Keystone pipeline faces new obstacle in Nebraska

FILE – In this March 11, 2013 photo, a sign reading “Stop the Transcanada Pipeline” stands in a field near Bradshaw, Neb., along the Keystone XL pipeline route through the state. A Nebraska district court struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL oil...

Sheriff: Mexican shot by US agent threw big rocks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent threw large rocks at the agent, including one about the size of a basketball, investigators said Wednesday. The man, a 41-year-old Mexican citizen suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, began...

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 01-17-35-49-54, Powerball: 34, Power Play: 3 (one, seventeen, thirty-five, forty-nine, fifty-four; Powerball: thirty-four; Power Play: three) Estimated...