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APNewsBreak: Ex-players: NFL illegally used drugs

FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. A...

US judge to rule on Pennsylvania gay-marriage ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists should know within hours whether Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage will be overturned. A federal judge in Harrisburg is expected to rule Tuesday on a challenge to the state’s 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The...

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said. Police arrived at the couple’s...

Ex-Christie aide ‘dumbfounded’ by traffic plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “dumbfounded and disappointed” that a few rogue Christie loyalists shut down traffic in a political payback plot. The former aide, Matt Mowers, is testifying before New Jersey...

Ex-aide set to testify in Christie bridge scandal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another former aide to Gov. Chris Christie is appearing before New Jersey legislators investigating lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, a scandal that has raised questions about the Republican’s viability as a potential 2016...
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Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

FILE–In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text...
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4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

FILE–In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text...
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MERS in America: Is spread of virus a worry?

FILE – This undated file electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus particles, also known as the MERS virus, colorized in yellow. Four more people have...
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FBI: BlackShades infected half-million computers

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, discusses arrests in the malware BlackShades Remote Access Too, during a news conferencel in New York, Monday, May 19, 2014. More than a half million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated...
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Fears linger for students who faced deadly tornado

FILE- In this May 20, 2013 file photo, Kai Heuangpraseuth is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Okla. Heuangpraseuth will return to a new Plaza Towers Elementary in the fall, built on the same spot where seven...