By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press
November 23, 2014 2:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press
November 23, 2014 6 a.m.
COARSEGOLD, Calif. — When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.
By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press
November 23, 2014 12:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.
By Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald (TNS)
November 22, 2014 8:35 p.m.
The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner."
By LYNNE TUOHY, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 8:32 p.m.
KEENE, N.H. — The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."
By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 8:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and JULIE PACE, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 7:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 7 p.m.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — A decadeslong national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.
By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 6:46 p.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.
By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 6:30 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off the largest investigation in Maine's history.
By MARI YAMAGUCHI and KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press
November 22, 2014 6:17 p.m.
TOKYO — A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said.
By Andy Hobbs, The Olympian
November 22, 2014 5:15 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The number of oil trains running across Washington is unacceptable, and the Legislature will consider bills in the upcoming session that mandate advance notification of oil shipments by rail as well as more funding for railroad crossings and emergency response training, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.