1 killed, 8 injured as minivan, SUV crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 37-year-old man was killed and eight people, including four children, were injured Sunday when an SUV fleeing a previous crash ran a red light and collided with a minivan in Los Angeles, authorities said. The Toyota Sienna minivan landed upside-down and...

Philadelphia police officer shot and wounded by suspect

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer has been shot and wounded while trying to stop a car theft. Officer James McCullough was shot once in the left leg Sunday night. Police say the 24-year-old officer and his partner were flagged down by a woman who told them...

Fire at LA junkyard sends huge black plume over city

AP Photo/Richard Vogel LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at an auto wrecking yard in the San Fernando Valley sent a huge plume of thick, black smoke over Los Angeles that could be seen for miles around before the blaze was brought under control. The fire at Self Service Auto...

California student says airline removed him for Arabic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he...

Fast times, $16M for charity: Boston Marathon things to know

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — Happy birthday to the Boston Marathon, which turns 120 on Monday. (You don’t look a day over 90.) Here are things to know about this year’s running of the planet’s most venerable footrace: — NATION’S OLDEST...

Trial begins for ex-reserve who fatally shot unarmed man

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Lawyers for an Oklahoma reserve sheriff’s deputy who killed an unarmed suspect lying face-down on the ground and being restrained are expected to argue that the victim’s drug use and health could have contributed to his...

Prison historic site takes hard look at mass incarceration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An old penitentiary-turned-historic-site that becomes a haunted house attraction each Halloween and provides a look back on a bygone era of corrections is taking a new direction with a hard look at today’s prisons and America’s high rate of...

Experts give tips in spotting deception, but it takes time

AP Photo/Fernando Vergara WASHINGTON (AP) — Spotting a lie isn’t as quick and easy as it looks on television. With time and training, it is possible to get a good sense of when someone is deceiving you, experts say. “It’s really about how to observe very...

We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so

AP Photo/Fernando Vergara WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the season of lies. We watch with fascination as candidates for the world’s most powerful job trade falsehoods and allegations of dishonesty. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump routinely calls rival Ted...

State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight

ATLANTA (AP) — Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands. The NFL, Apple and...