Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year.
Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened meetings Thursday in the Middle East on his ninth trip of the year to the region.
An Ohio prosecutor says a pregnant woman who was raped and killed last year had turned to prostitution to make ends meet and died after answering a Craigslist ad offering $200.
Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.
A Pennsylvania prosecutor says charges will be filed in the death of a New York City college student during a fraternity ritual.
Robert Cameron Redus was five months from graduating with a seemingly bright future ahead as he drove home from a night of celebrating the end of the semester at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.
A federal judge says he may consider using two juries simultaneously at an embassy bombings trial in New York.
Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.
Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad.
Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don't represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all.
The Beastie Boys are firing back after an Oakland toy company sued them over a video parody of their song "Girls."
A newlywed bride accused of deliberately pushing her husband to his death in Montana's Glacier National Park agreed Thursday to plead guilty to second-degree murder.
Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, an economist who has worked for the World Bank and the United States government aid agency.
A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.
He's known for coloring outside the lines in the staid U.S. Senate. Now children large and small can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
Many Americans appear to be watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
The wife and daughter of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the Illinois lottery have settled his estate with an agreement that prevents either woman from filing a wrongful death lawsuit unless new evidence surfaces in a criminal investigation of his death.
Thousands of guns could be sold illegally by unlicensed firearms dealers on just one classified ad website, according to an investigation commissioned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
New York City prosecutors are headed toward retrying a man whose murder conviction was overturned in a motivational speaker's stabbing.