• Chief August 18, 2016 10:28 pm

    2 Swimmers Banned From Rio Closing Ceremony After Night Out

    Two Australian swimmers have been banned from attending the Rio Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday after failing to return to the Olympic village Tuesday night, Australia’s Olympic Committee announced. AOC chief Kitty Chiller said in a statement Thursday that many members of the team had spent the evening at a Copacabana night club but Josh Palmer and Emma McKeon stayed...

  • Administrator August 7, 2016 2:15 am

    Prince Estate Administrator Denies Plan to Sell Paisley Park

    The administrator of Prince’s estate says it is not planning to sell Paisley Park, one day after asking a judge for permission to offer several Prince properties for sale. A court filing on Friday had included Paisley Park, Prince’s home and recording complex, among a list of properties that could be sold.

  • Donald Trump July 28, 2016 11:28 am

    Democrats Highlight Diversity, But Face Gap With White Men

    The Democratic National Convention speaker’s lineup has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive. Yet the stream of women, African-Americans, Latinos, gay Americans — from U.S. senators and celebrities to activists, rank-and-file citizens and, Thursday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton herself — also serves as a tacit reminder...

  • NFL July 26, 2016 11:25 am

    NFL, Players Union Announce New Game-Day Concussion Protocol

    The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure. Under the new policy jointly announced Monday, the NFL and NFLPA “will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks.”

  • Facebook July 13, 2016 3:00 pm

    Facebook Live Video Captures Triple Shooting in Norfolk, Virginia

    A shooting in Norfolk, Virginia, left three men in the hospital — including two with life-threatening injuries, police said. The shooting was apparently captured during a Facebook Live video, which showed three men sitting in a car listening to music and smoking until gunfire is suddenly heard and the phone is dropped. About 30 gunshots are audible on the video,...

  • Hillary Clinton July 12, 2016 10:21 pm

    Senate Investigation Says Top US Diplomat Deleted Emails

    A Senate investigation says a senior U.S. diplomat deleted an untold number of work emails, unaware that even routine messages received and sent by a top government official should be saved. The investigation, released Tuesday, says Michael Ratney, the former top U.S. diplomat in Jerusalem, found emails with attachments to be a nuisance. So, at times, he simply got rid...

  • heart attack July 9, 2016 12:18 am

    FDA Approves 1st Dissolving Stent for US Patients

    A slowly dissolving medical implant for treating clogged arteries has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved the Absorb stent Tuesday for patients with coronary artery disease, which causes the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries and causes about 370,000 U.S. deaths each year. The new stent is designed to dissolve over three years.

  • Illinois June 29, 2016 5:19 pm

    Holiday Jackpot? Mega Millions Climbs Again to $415M

    The Mega Millions jackpot rolled once again on Tuesday night, reaching an estimated $415 million after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn. The numbers were 15, 17, 20, 35, 55 plus Mega Ball 7. The jackpot rose to $390 million ahead of Tuesday’s drawing. But with no winning tickets sold, a $415 million or $286 million cash jackpot is...

  • Emilie Plesset June 22, 2016 11:33 pm

    South Pole Rescue Flight of 2 Workers Finishes Last Leg

    A plane has reached the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to remove a sick research team crew member, a Foundation official said. The Foundation said the crew member requires medical care unavailable at the station. A second patient might also be removed, the foundation said....
    The plane left from the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Station around 1,500 miles away....

  • Los Angeles June 22, 2016 2:18 pm

    Dance Moms' Star to ‘Accept Responsibility' for Fed Charges

    “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller plans to accept responsibility for federal charges filed in Pittsburgh accusing her of failing to report Australian currency she brought into the country in 2014 and bankruptcy fraud charges, she said in a statement Tuesday.

  • Los Angeles June 21, 2016 2:50 pm

    ‘Tonight Show': Know It All With Blake Lively

    Jimmy Fallon and Blake Lively face off in a game of knowledge and deception to see who can name more things in different categories before time runs out.

  • Emilie Plesset June 21, 2016 2:33 pm

    Solstice, Strawberry Moon Mark Summer's Official Arrival

    The summer solstice marked the season’s official arrival around the globe Monday. In the United States, summer began at 6:34 p.m. on the East Coast. That’s when the sun reached its highest point in Earth’s sky.

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