Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence...

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

Obama leaves Monday for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will...

New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle.

Atlanta-based NRD Capital took over after shareholder approval last week of its $175 million...

New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better...

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military...

When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from...

Higher marriage fees, prison reforms among new Nebraska laws

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A host of new laws took effect Sunday in Nebraska, leading to changes ranging from costlier marriage licenses to expanded opportunities for nonviolent prisoners to be released for parole and...

Man to be sentenced in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at the Wichita airport will soon face his punishment.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot is scheduled to sentence Terry L. Loewen on...