State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A debate over Connecticut's wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not...

Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in San Bernardino County, California, have filed felony assault charges against three sheriff's deputies involved in the televised beating of a suspect after he tried to...

White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the...

Trial begins for officer charged with abusing Indian man

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer went on trial Tuesday on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a...

Pope adds Central Park to list of New York City stops

NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis will take a spin through Central Park while visiting New York City this month.

The city announced Tuesday that the pontiff will travel through part of the park Sept. 25 before...

From 'Everest' to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest

VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner - the feast of fall film festivals.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, followed later in...

Suspect in Texas officer's death had 2nd mental commitment

HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a suburban Houston officer was twice committed to mental health facilities in the last five years and his attorney said Tuesday the man will undergo a...

Favorable weather conditions help Washington firefighters

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lower temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters Tuesday as they tried to control giant wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

A wildfire north of Nespelem that burned...