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2 rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal

Federal agent who fatally shot inmate who escaped from NY prison says he had 'no other option'

Hawaii Supreme Court hears arguments in case challenging Mauna Kea telescope permit

With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police ready for new funerals as officer deaths rising

Events in Mississippi, Illinois commemorate 60th anniversary of slaying of Emmett Till

Jury recommends life sentence for man convicted of killing 5 people in Denver bar

10 Things to Know for Friday

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, dies

Police: Man pretended to be officer; threatened prostitute with arrest to get unprotected sex

Washington firefighters holding their own against giant Okanogan wildfire despite high winds.

NYC man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills' for 'risk-free' murder

Million gallons of wastewater from Hawaii treatment plant closes another beach in Oahu

Student to face misdemeanor charges in Mississippi State threat, gets mental health evaluation

Prosecutors say lawyer urged clients to lie; defendant argues that's not true, awaits fate

Judge clears the way for moving Jefferson Davis statue from University of Texas main campus

Board recommends parole for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis after governor blocked release

Teen to be sentenced for supporting Islamic State; honor student could get 15 years in prison

Federal judge rules new Obama administration water rule should be halted; EPA vows to proceed

AP EXCLUSIVE: Lawmaker promises review of California charitable tax donations

Where boudin meets pho: New Orleans' food scene did more than just bounce back post Katrina

Black Lives Matter protesters boo Washington mayor as she details plans to fight violent crime

West Virginia high school teacher recounts her efforts to calm gun-wielding teen hostage taker

Standoff in Kentucky over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite appeals court order

Poker pro Phil Ivey claims Borgata casino uses booze, sexy waitresses to distract gamblers

Gap Inc. to end on-call scheduling after inquiry by New York attorney general

AP PHOTOS: A look at areas hit by Hurricane Katrina and how they look a decade after storm

Records show parents of 3 Ohio boys whose mom is charged in their deaths rejected care plan

North Dakota prosecutors say man convicted in Jamaican lottery scam deserves stiff sentence

Arizona man accused of helping New York college student get Islamic State training in Syria

Memories, tears mark 1st morning show by Virginia station after journalists were slain on air

Shark attack turned this victim into a longtime hunter and then _ unexpectedly _ an advocate

Man charged in death of 9-year-old Ferguson girl killed when shots fired into her home

Conservationists riled by private deal to develop parkland near Indiana's scenic dunes

Federal judge blocks new rule that would give government jurisdiction over some state waters

Jury: Time Warner Cable largely responsible in fatal blast that leveled Kansas City restaurant

Jurors begin deliberating whether prep school graduate raped freshman as part of Senior Salute

Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico

Slain TV reporter, cameraman were hometown kids who became local celebrities in broadcast news

Dole Food CEO and former top lieutenant ordered to pay $148M related to buyout

After closed meeting, board delays decision on fate of embattled Albuquerque schools chief

The Latest: Jurors deliberating whether prep school senior raped freshman head home for day

4 upstate New York men killed when car plunges down embankment, hits house; driver survives

White supremacist charged in 3 Jewish site slayings says judge denying him a fair trial

Environmental groups say too early to say settlement reached in lawsuit over Gulf oil leak

The psychology behind financial market swings: A Q&A with Wall Street's top psychiatrist

Judge won't toss charges in Chinatown racketeering case that involved California state senator

4 plead not guilty to charges in fiery NY crash that killed 2 children, their father

Burglary of armored car company on Long Island foiled by alert police officer; had taken $1.8M

Documents: Cleanup crew was trapped, had no way to warn of massive toxic mine spill

Attorney: Indiana officials had right to reject '0INK' license plate sought by police officer

Record store owner accused of using addicts to shoplift $2M of books, DVDs to resell online

World War I cannon stolen from Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Michigan

Sentencing delayed a 2nd time for former band member awaiting punishment in FAMU hazing case

Former president Jimmy Carter's church sets new Sunday school rules following cancer diagnosis

The Latest: Kentucky clerk again refuses to grant marriage license to same-sex couple

Remaining panda cub still healthy at National Zoo after death of smaller twin cub

A look at some of the California funds receiving tax checkoff donations

UN experts call for end to 'interference,' threats in Guatemala genocide trial

Man who flew gyrocopter on to lawn of US Capitol has raised about $10,000 to help with case

Whistleblower in Penn State hazing lawsuit, attorneys tour fraternity house seeking evidence

10 Things to See: A gallery of lasting moments chosen by our editors

Shark attack survivors get back in the ocean to dispel myths, advocate for conservation

Health department revokes license of former Albuquerque dispatcher who hung up on 911 caller

Lawyer for campus cop who fatally shot driver wants his murder trial moved out of Cincinnati

Sudan says al-Bashir to visit China; leader wanted on genocide charges is invited to parade

Couple buy neighboring house they feared was a fire hazard, it burns during deed-signing

Sheriff's department says deputies fatally shoot man after he brandishes weapon

November trial date set for California woman accused of setting 7-year-old daughter on fire

Documents: Fast-moving winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed in Washington wildfire

Medical examiner says suspect shot by St. Louis police suffered severed spinal cord

School official: 3rd-grader who wounded classmate in school found gun in his family's kitchen

Northeast Ohio police officer charged with selling shotgun, assault rifles, pistols to felons

Connecticut baby sitter found guilty in death of 19-month-old boy to serve 14 years in prison

10 Things to Know for Today

Last brutal sign-off: Former broadcaster who gunned down TV news crew was volatile, angry man

American student who helped thwart France terror attack says he's happy to be home

Judge sentences Colorado theater shooter to life in prison, capping long, grueling trial

California charity tax donation spending at a glance

Amelia Boynton Robinson remembered as fearless, tireless leader of civil rights movement

Pennsylvania attorney general connects adversaries to conspiracy, but path to victory is murky

Citing low demand, Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons

The Latest: Police chief: Slain officer and the man accused of shooting him are cousins

Tennessee judge upholds lethal injection process, says inmates didn't prove painful death

Washington Monument closed after elevator stops working for 2nd time in 2 days

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Arizona severs ties with private prison operator over violent July riots

In TV shooting, gunman is recalled for volatility, complaints _ `just waiting to go BOOM'

Attorney for officer in shooting case says North Carolina attorney general should skip retrial

Hawaii officials say the state had a record number of visitors in July

In order freezing executions, judge says drugs being used by Mississippi may break state law

Coroner, deputies investigate after baby found dead in trash bin at apartment complex

The Associated Press to move to new NYC headquarters near World Trade Center site in 2017

Police believe suspect planned deadly attack on father who was Oklahoma's labor commissioner

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the US and abroad

The Latest: Philadelphia DA reviews employees' role in state pornographic email scandal

Fliers in certain markets are seeing bargain flights as fare wars make a limited return

Judge reverses Pennsylvania woman's manslaughter conviction due to GM ignition switch problem

Chicago police investigating officer who said Michael Brown 'deserved' to be shot in Ferguson

Minnesota FBI head: Terror arrests haven't stopped others from planning to join IS group

Feds tell Montana to comply with disclosure rules or face loss of child abuse prevention aid