Fans choose sides in the 'Chicken Sandwich War' of our time
NEW YORK (AP) — A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn't at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry.
Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy
CHICAGO (AP) — From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blockaded an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration's immigration policies.
1998 Montana murder case dragged on as opportunities missed
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video rental store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to tell authorities he was the culprit.
Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a new indictment, court officials said, as prosecutors seek to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who has accused him of a 1993 rape .
Report alleges sex abuse by 40 Vermont priests since 1950
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A report released Thursday by Vermont's Roman Catholic Church found there were "credible and substantiated" allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state since 1950.
Return of the king: Salmon rebounds after California drought
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon.
Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.
Mistrial declared for man accused of eating ex's body parts
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body.
AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job
NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S.
Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages.
Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A shooter remained at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, authorities said.
Plane crash into California ocean was no stunt, pilot says
The pilot of a small plane that went down in the waters off Northern California is a self-professed thrill-seeker whose stunts have sometimes gotten him in trouble with authorities.
Florida set to execute serial killer who preyed on gay men
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead on or near the U.S.
Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said.
Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago.
Must West Virginia governor live in capital? Suit continues
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Can a governor be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that with West Virginia Gov.
Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause
NEW YORK (AP) — A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago.
Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolled
A pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said Wednesday he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power, recording dramatic videos as he and his passenger treaded water in the chilly ocean awaiting rescue.
Film on factory is first Netflix project endorsed by Obamas
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company.
Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot
ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library.
Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled.
Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.
Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left
When Amanda Berg heard reports that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it brought back painful memories from her childhood.
Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated his convictions, which were secured despite a complete lack of physical evidence and motive tying him to the crimes.