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Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

August 31, 2014

Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

August 31, 2014

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

Federal officials are looking for train cars to haul nuclear waste toward its final resting place.

August 31, 2014

Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

There's a good chance that many of the trendy vegetables foodies latch on to in the next decade will come from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

August 31, 2014

Obama attends wedding of longtime personal chef

White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner are tying the knot in an evening ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant in Pocantico Hills, just north of New York City.

August 31, 2014

Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.

August 30, 2014

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia member.

August 30, 2014

Victim's family feels sorry for girl who fired Uzi

The ex-wife and the children of an Arizona shooting instructor say they don't have any ill feelings toward the 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed him while she was learning to fire an Uzi.

August 30, 2014

HIV case proves false; porn moratorium called off

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called off a production moratorium after just a day because a performer's HIV test turned out to be a false positive.

August 30, 2014

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional.

August 30, 2014

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks after Brown's death

A few hundred people are gathering again in Ferguson to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a movement.

August 30, 2014

Stock market closes at record high

The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.

August 29, 2014

Perry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the president of "dithering and debating" in his response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq.

August 29, 2014

NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News.

August 29, 2014

Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

August 29, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa.

August 29, 2014

Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison

A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.

August 29, 2014

NYPD monitoring Britain terror precautions

Police Commissioner William Bratton says New York City is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level.

August 29, 2014

Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.

August 29, 2014

Palestinian leader say Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll.

August 29, 2014

At least 25 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua

Rescuers are working to reach at least 25 miners trapped in a gold mine landslide in northern Nicaragua.

August 29, 2014

Shuttle bus crash jams traffic into O'Hare airport

A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period.

August 29, 2014

Britain raises terror threat level

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.

August 29, 2014

Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe.

August 29, 2014

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.

August 29, 2014

Israel identifies body as missing American student

Israeli police say a recently found body has been identified after a forensic investigation as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week.

August 29, 2014

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

August 29, 2014

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

August 29, 2014

Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering changing the manatee's status from endangered to threatened.

August 29, 2014

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

Officials now say the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014
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