• Pool fire at The Cosmopolitan fueled by fake palm trees

    Updated: 23 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday. The blaze on Saturday sent guests running and plumes of black smoke billowing from the scene. One...

  • Mother pleads for return of missing California 8-year-old

    Updated: 26 min ago

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities. Madyson Middleton vanished Sunday afternoon from an artist community and housing center in a Northern California beach town where...

  • Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY

    Updated: 27 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said it appeared that...

  • Remains of Pearl Harbor victims raised for identification

    Updated: 30 min ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred five coffins from four grave sites at the National Memorial...

  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    Updated: 42 min ago

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others. But the judge who ordered John Russell Houser...

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous' 'sad'

    Updated: 43 min ago

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad." Standing before television cameras during a trip...

  • Suspicious packages sent to Oregon government buildings

    Updated: 44 min ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon are investigating suspicious packages sent to government buildings around the state. Oregon State Police said Monday that some of the packages contained an unknown substance. Police did not say how many packages were received or which...

  • New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

    Updated: 44 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space...

  • 3 pension funds sue New Jersey for billions in damages

    Updated: 45 min ago

    Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned. The filing Friday is the latest volley in a more than yearlong dispute over pension contributions. They stem from...

  • Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds

    Updated: 46 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic. Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. Barton calls...

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