• Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

    Updated: 1 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia. The four burial sites were...

  • US Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court

    Updated: 8 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and...

  • Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

    Updated: 13 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Over at least four years, Edgar Daniel...

  • 'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

    Updated: 13 min ago

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American." Leon Nathan Davis III of Augusta was sentenced...

  • Planned US ivory rules not fazing California Chinatown shops

    Updated: 13 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U.S. trade of ivory from the world's...

  • Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

    Updated: 13 min ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will...

  • 2 sets of human remains found during search for missing boy

    Updated: 17 min ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The search for a missing Florida toddler has turned up two unrelated sets of human remains, but no sign of the boy. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a man's remains and clothing were found Monday near a business park. They had apparently been there at...

  • Transportation head resigns, focused on book career, family

    Updated: 20 min ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's transportation secretary, who moonlighted as a novelist and was criticized for going on a book tour before an impending snowstorm, resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying he wanted to focus on his family and book career. Former Secretary Tony Tata sent...

  • Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight

    Updated: 20 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step. Weeks after prosecutors laid out a quid-pro-quo...

  • 2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port

    Updated: 21 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — An official in the northern French port of Calais says that 2,100 migrants tried to storm the area surrounding the Eurotunnel early Tuesday before being repelled by police. The official, who spoke on condition she not be named because she wasn't authorized to speak...

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