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Suspect in Vegas Strip crash is distraught, attorney says

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally plowing a car carrying her child through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk is distraught and overwhelmed, her defense attorney said after she briefly appeared in court for the first time.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Japan court gives go-ahead for restart of 2 nuke reactors

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court gave the go-ahead for the restart of two nuclear reactors Thursday after its operator said in an appeal they were safe.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Boy, 7, sworn in as Detroit police chief for a day

 

DETROIT (AP) — The son of a Detroit Police Department lieutenant got to boss around his old man — and his old man's boss — for a day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Black bear rides for 65 miles on California trash truck

 

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A black bear crawled inside a trash compactor and took the ride of its life on a garbage truck, traveling about 65 miles to a dump in central California where it briefly ran free.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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APNewsBreak: EPA wants toxic Nevada mine on Superfund list

 

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to add the contaminated site to its Superfund National Priority List, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Truck driver indicted in crash that hurt comic Tracy Morgan

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a truck driver accused of crashing into a limo van last year on the New Jersey Turnpike, injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and killing one of his comic friends.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Streak of light in Western US sky sends social media abuzz

PHOENIX (AP) — The body of a Russian rocket that burned up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere set off a wave of excitement on social media and fueled speculation over what caused the flash of light to shoot across the sky in the American West.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Slain Muslim students' families fight grief to honor legacy

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly before they were gunned down, a young Muslim couple was eating out with relatives when the conversation turned to anti-Islamic attitudes in the United States.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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