Omaha man pleads guilty to killing mother, half brother

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing his mother and his 4-year-old half brother, avoiding the death penalty.

Roberto Martinez-Marinero, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of...

No accord for NJ Transit, rail union as strike date looms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Union officials representing rail workers said Wednesday their members are prepared to strike unless New Jersey Transit improves an offer they say would increase workers' health premiums by...

Viewer's Guide: What to watch on the day after New Hampshire

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary left some GOP candidates with a hard-knocks hangover and others just happy to still be alive.

Here's what to watch for Wednesday, as the race...

Ohio bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds heads to Kasich

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential...

Somerville to pay Marine reservist over employment rights

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Somerville has agreed to pay more than $15,000 in back pay for allegations it violated a Marine Corps reservist's employment rights.

The Justice Department announced the...

Key things to know about changes in Twitter's timeline

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's tweaking its timeline to emphasize certain tweets from people you follow, but don't expect dramatic changes from the chronological feed you're used to.

The rearrangement will show up...

Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rental

CHICAGO (AP) — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10.

The Art Institute of Chicago decorated a one-bedroom apartment to look like Van Gogh's painting of...

Akamai shares spike as it reorganizes, buys back stock

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Akamai Technologies jumped Wednesday, a day after the online services provider said it was reorganizing its business into two divisions and buying back up to $1 billion of its own...