• Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday. Police also found old letters written by the...

  • Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves rammed a stolen SUV into a downtown San Francisco museum early Tuesday and swiped historic gold nuggets in the latest smash-and-grab theft in the area in recent months. Three masked men jumped from a Chevrolet Suburban after it rammed through a revolving...

  • Dog missing 5 months rescued in NYC amid snowstorm

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A whippet named Burt that vanished on the streets of New York City five months ago has finally made it home. The Fire Department of New York said Burt's incredible journey came to end early Tuesday at the height of the winter storm when he was rescued at a training...

  • Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, not a bust

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday. Small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches in New York, leading one forecaster to...

  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to face rape charges next month

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been tentatively set for Feb. 17. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge set the new hearing date Tuesday after...

  • Tiger Woods is all smiles again

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play of getting his front tooth knocked out when he was in Italy to celebrate girlfriend Lindsey Vonn breaking the World Cup ski record. He says he was wearing his...

  • Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned...

  • Sheriff: Bodies found near vehicle of missing Ga. couple

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns, 28, the man who last had...

  • Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users in 200...

  • AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S. In 2004, the weather service developed a scale for rating Northeast snowstorms similar to the Fujita and Saffir-Simpson scales...

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