Top Stories
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
  Mideast Crisis
 Personal Finance
  Sports Columns
  College Hoops
 Raw News
 Archive Search
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 in History
AP Top U.S. News at 12:42 a.m. EDT

Weed as way of life: California farmers divided on legal bud
GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm....

Here's what occurs if Californians legalize recreational pot
GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2018. The ballot measure is 62 pages long and aims to regulate the entire cannabis industry, from seeds to pipe. Here are highlights:...

Tense standoff at Dakota Access protest encampment
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private land....

AP News Guide: New phase for Dakota Access Pipeline protests
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Police and activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are in a tense standoff over the activists' occupation of private land owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest:...

Wal-Mart pushes service for holiday; Target stresses value
TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) -- Wal-Mart, long known for emphasizing low prices, wants to be known this holiday season for superior customer service. That comes after its main rival Target, which has a better image in that regard, stressed a focus on offering deals....

Modest gains, but US students still lag in science learning
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The vast majority of U.S. students still lack a solid grasp of science despite some modest gains by fourth and eighth graders, especially girls and minorities....

When Hispanic teens vanished, did New York police do enough?
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Hispanic teenagers began vanishing last winter in Brentwood, a working-class suburb 40 miles east of New York City....

Jurors to hear closing arguments in New Jersey bridge case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning Thursday....

Police investigate destruction of Trump's Hollywood star
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police are investigating a pre-dawn attack that destroyed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame less than two weeks before the election....

Ohio judge: Jury can hear about pot in slain man's car
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defense for a white former police officer charged with murder can tell jurors about marijuana found in the car driven by the unarmed black man he fatally shot after a traffic stop, an Ohio judge ruled Wednesday....

AP Photo
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
US Video
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Here's what occurs if Californians legalize recreational pot

Jurors to hear closing arguments in New Jersey bridge case

Death on display: Honoring a piece of New England history

Mormon school s

Video: SUV backs into glass at high-end store in $45K theft

Wal-Mart pushes service for holiday; Target stresses value

Sheriff's lawyers want federal judge out of profiling case

Marine Corps blames pilot error for deadly Hawaii crash

Riders break windows to escape after train's motor overheats