Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation.
Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson downplays climate changeMADISON, Wis. (AP) ? Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is downplaying concerns about climate change, saying "civilization thrives" in warmer weather and people will adapt.
Authorities: Bus driver didn't brake before hitting big rig
Researcher killed in icy 100-foot plunge was 'smart,' 'fun'
ORONO, Maine (AP) ? A University of Maine professor who plunged into a 100-foot crevasse in Antarctica while conducting research was remembered Monday as a gregarious climate scientist who lightened the mood of those around him.
Clinton, Warren: Campaign partners eying complicated future
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ? Joining forces in the presidential campaign's final stretch, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren pounded Donald Trump on Monday for disrespecting women and denigrating U.S. troops assisting Iraqis in their push to retake the city of Mosul.
Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup foundersWASHINGTON (AP) ? A new inspector general report says the Obama administration's "18F" project to create its own version of a Silicon Valley high-tech startup is foundering.
Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.
Bills coach Ryan calls Landry's hit on Williams 'dirty'
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) ? Bills coach Rex Ryan challenged the NFL to consider ejecting players for blindside hits to the head such as the one by Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry that leveled Buffalo safety Aaron Williams.
Jaguars WR Lee says he was flagged for using racial slur
Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes
Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another ...