Police: Man, 86, kills grandson’s girlfriend, self

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an 86-year-old man shot his grandson in the head and then killed the grandson’s girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in New York City. Authorities say Heriberto Pagan, of Brooklyn, shot his 47-year-old grandson outside of a Staten...
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GOP challenger is the focus in Colo. Senate race

FILE – In this March 1, 2014, file photo, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., officially announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Denver Lumber Company in Denver. Gardner will run against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. The Senate race in Colorado has shot toward the top of the...
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Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

FILE – In this March 23, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. As a hectic sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has managed to change the country. Americans...
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Unions for college athletes a question for NLRB

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2), wears APU for “All Players United” on wrist tape as he scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Maine in Evanston, Ill. The five-member regulatory board...

Trip at an end, Obama has issues waiting at home

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A week of international prodding, outreach and reassurance behind him, U.S. President Barack Obama is returning to Washington amid looming domestic and foreign challenges, from a fast-approaching deadline for health care enrollment to renewed...

Marathon bombing suspect seeks records on brother

BOSTON (AP) — The defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is looking for ways to show his deceased older brother was mostly responsible for the tragedy — a move that, if successful, could save their client’s life. The lawyers asked...

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties. The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11 p.m. and was centered...
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Officials losing hope of finding slide survivors

Workers comb through debris at the site of a deadly mudslide, Friday, March 28, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Besides the 26 bodies already found, dozens more people could be buried in the debris pile left from the mudslide nearly one week ago. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson, Pool) Workers comb...
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Officials abandoning hope of finding survivors

A search and rescue worker carrying a probe wades through water covering Washington Highway 530 Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool) A search and rescue worker carrying a...
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Dallas man found dead in home filled with clutter

Hazardous materials contractors for the city remove debris from the home where a body was found in the 6200 block of Martel Avenue in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Dallas fire and police departments started searching the house following a welfare check on Saturday....