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Preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

Published Jun. 19 2019

Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous...

Former Maine governor has new job tending bar

Published Jun. 19 2019

Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a...

N.C. residents say a pool rules are discriminatory

Published Jun. 19 2019

Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban dreadlocks, weaves and baggy...

Today in History

Published Jun. 19 2019

Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year.

Alan Brinkley, historian of 20th century America, dies

Published Jun. 19 2019

Alan Brinkley, one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation, with a specialty in 20th-century American political history, died Sunday...

U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement

Published Jun. 19 2019

After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner.

San Francisco moves closer to nation's first e-cigarette ban

Published Jun. 19 2019

San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales...

Marijuana use doubles in pregnant women to 1 in 14

Published Jun. 19 2019

CHICAGO—Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows.

Sen. Susan Collins casts 7,000th straight vote

Published Jun. 19 2019

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a...

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce U.S. Senate plans Thursday

Published Jun. 19 2019

Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

MoneyGram's shares more than double on partnership with Ripple

Published Jun. 19 2019

MoneyGram's shares more than doubled Tuesday after the money transfer company announced a partnership with the cryptocurrency company Ripple.

Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Published Jun. 19 2019

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because...

Biden teases $19.8 million fundraising haul for this quarter

Published Jun. 19 2019

Joe Biden touted fundraising figures on Monday that suggest he has taken in at least $19 million this quarter, a...

Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

Published Jun. 19 2019

Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter...

Optimism over trade sends U.S. stocks sharply higher

Published Jun. 18 2019

Potentially encouraging news on trade and interest rates put Wall Street in a buying mood Tuesday, driving the market to...

Texas longhorn sets Guinness record

Published Jun. 18 2019

A Texas longhorn in Alabama has set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for longest horns, with a...

Schedler wants payout from state

Published Jun. 18 2019

Louisiana's former secretary of state, who resigned last year amid sexual harassment allegations, wants the state to reimburse him $32,000...

US stocks add to 2 weeks of gains, helped by deal-making

Published Jun. 17 2019

U.S. stocks posted slight gains on Wall Street on Monday, adding a bit to the last two weeks of gains.

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

Published Jun. 17 2019

Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments...

US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

Published Jun. 17 2019

The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to...

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

Published Jun. 17 2019

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made...

US to send more troops to Middle East

Published Jun. 17 2019

U.S. officials say the Pentagon is sending about 1,000 additional American troops to the Middle East, as commanders try to...

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Published Jun. 17 2019

When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what...