Explosive announcement of baby's gender earns man a ticketOMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? A western Nebraska man is in trouble after using an explosive rifle target to announce the gender of his baby.
NASCAR overhauls race and playoff formatCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? NASCAR is dramatically changing its format for the upcoming season, cutting every race into stages that reward points in hopes of make every lap matter.
Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out powerHONOLULU (AP) ? The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remained without electrical service Monday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend.
NYC to pay $75 million to end lawsuit over flimsy summonsesNEW YORK (AP) ? New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas.
Trump torpedoes Pacific trade pact
President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of a major Pacific trade deal Monday, making good on an election campaign promise and delivering a hammer blow to Asian allies. Trump said he had "terminated" the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade deal binding the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Vietnam and seven other allies against growing Chinese economic clout. Together, TPP members represent 40 percent of the world economy.
17 state attorneys general ask to defend CFPB; cite TrumpWASHINGTON (AP) ? Attorneys general from 17 states are seeking to defend the U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director, Richard Cordray.
Comedian Stephen Colbert to host Emmys
Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September, organizers announced on Monday. "Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents," Jack Sussman -- a top executive at CBS television, whch also is home to Colbert's "Late Show" -- said in a statement.
Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's "Day One" promises unfulfilled
If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.
Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man
HOUSTON (AP) ? A "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.