• Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    11:30 p.m. (CDT) President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week. The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the area affected by severe weather since May 4. Texas Gov....

  • Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's...

  • Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company. "People watch for the ads, and want to know when the next one's coming out," he says. Some of the women were...

  • Lackey K's 9, Cardinals beat Dodgers 3-0 for 5th in row

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey is pitching like an ace for a team that lost its top starter a month ago. Lackey worked seven scoreless innings and the Cardinals got just enough against Mike Bolsinger to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 for their fifth straight victory on Friday night....

  • Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company. "People watch for the ads, and want to know when the next one's coming out," he says. Some of the women were...

  • Federal agencies defend response to California oil spill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara. Seven hours after the discovery of the spill, she was surprised to find...

  • Sharpton tells Cleveland to stay peaceful, keep fighting

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed Cleveland church that they must stay peaceful as they continue their fight for justice in the wake of police shootings. Sharpton's appearance Friday night at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church comes almost a week after the...

  • Kansas governor signs bills on pensions, military benefits

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — All veterans, active duty members of the U.S. military and their families will have access to in-state tuition at Kansas universities under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Sam Brownback. Brownback also signed a bill rewriting rules for public workers who...

  • Carl Edwards

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Carl Edwards walks on pit road before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

  • Danica Patrick

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Danica Patrick looks on before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

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