Freezing temperatures hit all 50 U.S. states

Nov 19, 2014

Freezing temperatures hit all 50 U.S. states

Temperatures in all 50 U.S. states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country. Heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York. In the South, states were bracing for a record ...

Nov 19, 2014

Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.

Nevada has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants of any U.S. state, at 7.6 percent of its population, and the number of illegal immigrants nationwide is leveling off at about 11.2 million, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by the Pew ...

U.S. Senate ruptures Keystone pipeline plan for now

Nov 19, 2014

U.S. Senate ruptures Keystone pipeline plan for now

The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday aimed at forcing completion of an oil pipeline running from Canada to Texas, a massive project at the center of a fierce environmental dispute. Republicans, fresh from sweeping midterm election victories, vowed to resurrect the controversial issue next ...

Arctic blast in U.S. brings early snow, freezing temperatures

Nov 19, 2014

Arctic blast in U.S. brings early snow, freezing temperatures

Heavy snow and freezing temperatures blasted across the United States on Tuesday, with Northeast towns declaring emergencies and Southern states bracing for record cold. The Arctic chill that swept through the Rocky Mountains last week arrived in the Northeast and would push southward by ...

Nov 18, 2014

Review of hostage cases is ordered

President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy on “overseas terrorist-related” hostage cases, a letter from the Pentagon has revealed. The missive surfaced just one day after the Islamic State group posted a grisly online video about the beheading of yet ...

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

| Nov 18, 2014

Video horror suggests Islamic State is worried

In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks. A 15-minute video released on Sunday shows the severed head of U.S. aid worker ...

Nov 18, 2014

Ex-porn star wears colander on head for U.S. driver's license photo

A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver’s license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the ...

Nov 18, 2014

Study suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it. Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation. Researchers who led the new study of nearly 800 ...

Nov 18, 2014

Wi-Fi hubs to replace NYC pay phones

Thousands of high-tech terminals offering free Wi-Fi and other services will soon replace New York’s remaining fleet of seldom-used pay phones, the city’s mayor said. Bill de Blasio called the LinkNYC system “the fastest and largest municipal Wi-Fi network in the world.” Up to ...

Victim of Ebola had treatment delayed

Nov 18, 2014

Victim of Ebola had treatment delayed

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors said probably made it impossible for anyone to save his life. Dr. Martin Salia ...

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson gets marriage license

Nov 18, 2014

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson gets marriage license

Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. The marriage license obtained Monday by The Associated Press was issued Nov. 7 for the 80-year-old Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, who left her Midwestern home ...