By ALAN SUDERMAN | August 28, 2014 8:31 pmMilitary pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
2 California counties ask to form separate state
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 7:49 pmRepresentatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 7:31 pmHundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.
FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 7:30 pmThe Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.
Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:49 pmA woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.
Group wants 'Redskins' name kept out of stadium
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:31 pmA coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf.
Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:31 pmA dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.
Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:12 pmA federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.
10 Things to Know for Friday
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:12 pmYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ROUND UP, KILL SYRIAN SOLDIERSThe slayings of scores...
California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:07 pmState lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 6:01 pmA half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.
Google building fleet of package-delivering drones
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 5:48 pmGoogle's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 5:12 pmAn outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said.
Texas man gets 20 years in synthetic drug deaths
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 5:06 pmA Texas man accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, North Dakota, area was sentenced Thursday to more than 20 years in prison.
Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit
Associated Press | August 28, 2014 5:00 pmGroups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit -- a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.