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Rare minnows rescued from Texas river amid drought

Rare minnows rescued from Texas river amid drought

Wading through a muddy river bed to reach shallow pools of water, wildlife biologists scooped up hundreds of minnows Friday in one of the first rescues of fish threatened by the state's worst drought in decades.

Court refuses to overturn bulletproof vest law

Court refuses to overturn bulletproof vest law

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge against a federal law making it illegal for criminals to own bulletproof vests. The appeal had questioned Congress' lawmaking ability unde...

Manafort Trial’s Spectators: ‘Why Go to Cancun’ When You Can See History?

Manafort Trial’s Spectators: ‘Why Go to Cancun’ When You Can See History?

People lined up last to enter the United States District Court in Alexandria, Va., where Paul Manafort’s trial is taking place.

Sorority Sisters at Michigan University Claim They Are Being Stalked

Sorority Sisters at Michigan University Claim They Are Being Stalked

Some sorority sisters at an Eastern Michigan University claim they are being stalked, MyFoxDetroit.com reports. 

Calif. woman charged in Philly over flight threats

Calif. woman charged in Philly over flight threats

Prosecutors say a psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a California woman who was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport after she made threats on board a flight arriving from Lon...

Special interests gave millions to budget panel

Special interests gave millions to budget panel

The 12 lawmakers appointed to a new congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the nation's fiscal problems have received millions in contributions from special interests with a direct s...

College organic, sustainability programs growing

College organic, sustainability programs growing

Misha Manuchehri slowly picks her way through plots of barley, wheat and peas. Every so often, the graduate student in crop science at Washington State University stoops to pluck an errant weed ...

KB Home stung by weak home orders and charges

KB Home stung by weak home orders and charges

KB Home's shares tumbled more than 15 percent on Wednesday, after the homebuilder reported its second-quarter loss more than doubled amid lackluster sales and higher charges, and the company signaled it is considering tapping the capital markets to raise cash.

Rapper Delivers Performance From Atop NYC Light Post

Rapper Delivers Performance From Atop NYC Light Post

A rapper staged his performance high above Times Square on Tuesday -- atop a light pole he climbed.

At Least 200 Students at Ohio Elementary School Infected With Norovirus

At Least 200 Students at Ohio Elementary School Infected With Norovirus

Public health authorities said Wednesday that 100 to 200 students at Mt. Airy Elementary School in Cincinnati have caught the stomach virus.

Color pics of San Francisco after 1906 quake found

Color pics of San Francisco after 1906 quake found

A museum volunteer has unearthed what the Smithsonian Institution believes to be the first — and perhaps only — color photographs of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire that nearly leveled the city.

Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’

Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’

One way to widen access to advanced programs is to rely less on standardized tests, since students from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to score lower than their peers. The University of Chicago recently stopped requiring SAT or ACT scores for admission.

No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down

No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down

Rachel Brand, the associate attorney general, was widely seen as the most likely successor to Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the inquiry into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Reputed Pagans leader jailed after Pa. drug raid

Reputed Pagans leader jailed after Pa. drug raid

The reputed national president of the outlaw Pagans Motorcycle Club was jailed after a state police SWAT team raided his Pennsylvania home and allegedly found cocaine and methamphetamine. ...

Texas ag losses forecast at record $5.2 billion

Texas ag losses forecast at record $5.2 billion

The blistering drought in Texas has caused an estimated $5.2 billion in crop and livestock losses this agricultural season, a record figure that could still rise, state officials said Wednesday....

Fla. gang leader gets 65 years after conviction

Fla. gang leader gets 65 years after conviction

A man who authorities say led one of South Florida's most violent gangs was sentenced to 65 years in prison on racketeering charges Friday.


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