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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect. By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- Two teens who escaped a crash that killed six friends in a swampy pond wriggled out of the wreckage by smashing a rear window and swimming away from the SUV, a state trooper said Monday. By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's been a rough start for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's been a rough start for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Batman's transformative years are getting a few new twists. DC Entertainment is going back into Bruce Wayne's past to see how he began his transformation from wealthy socialite to the scourge of Gotham's criminal underworld. Key elements of the character's history are staying the same — the murder of Wayne's parents, for example — says Scott Snyder, the writer of “Batman” since its relaunch debuted in 2011.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs more of a manager pope to clean up the Vatican or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful at a time of crisis. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
The price of oil fell slightly Monday after strong jobs growth in the U.S. sparked speculation of an earlier end to the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy. By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press
WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- The mother of one of six teenagers killed in a northeast Ohio crash says the victims and two boys who survived the accident were close friends and lived in the same neighborhood. By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The St. Cloud Police Department has some new technology to help officers better communicate with citizens who don't speak English. The unit is called ELSA. It's a hands-free device that operates like a cellphone and can be clipped to an officer's shirt. It provides on-demand, immediate interpretation of 180 different languages. The device is made by RTT Mobile Interpretation, which also has a telephone support line where officers can get the same interpreter services in case the portable device is not available.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A police officer opened fire on U.S. and Afghan forces inside a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, sparking a firefight that killed two U.S. troops and two other Afghan policemen. The attacker was also killed in the shootout, officials said. By HEIDI VOGT and AMIR SHAH Associated Press