A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US
More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs ...
Apple chief Tim Cook picked to give MIT commencement speechCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) ? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address.
The Latest: "There's a part of our heart that's missing"
Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records
The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire ...
The Latest: Missing small Alaska plane rented by the pilotANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? The Latest on missing Alaska plane with four on board (all times local):
Police release video in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) ? An unarmed black motorist struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the driver as he tried to get away in his pickup truck, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.
Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sen. Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law.
US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
American space legend John Glenn dead at 95
John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, died Thursday at the age of 95. Glenn became a symbol of strength and the nation's pioneering spirit, drawing admirers from all walks of life over a long career in the military, then NASA, and the US Senate. Ad astra," NASA tweeted, echoing the famous words radioed by fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter before Glenn circled the Earth in 1962.
Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors.