By JON KRAWCZYNSKI ,Associated Press
September 17, 2014 10:22 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 10:19 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 7:43 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.
By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 7:39 p.m.
WEED, Calif. — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.
By MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 7:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.
By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 7:26 p.m.
CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 7:04 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
By JUERGEN BAETZ and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated, Press,
September 16, 2014 5:40 p.m.
BRUSSELS — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.
By Alan Crawford, Bloomberg News
September 16, 2014 5:06 p.m.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Three polls on voting intentions for this week's referendum on Scottish independence all showed the "no" campaign leading the "yes" side by 52 percent to 48 percent when excluding undecided voters.
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 2:26 p.m.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
By Svenja O'Donnell and Robert Hutton, Bloomberg News
September 16, 2014 2:04 p.m.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — After Elizabeth I died childless in 1603, her closest royal relative James VI of Scotland came down to take the throne and unite the two crowns, becoming James I of England. He only went back once.