GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, a Tennessee tourist mecca emerged from the smoke, charred and vacant after a swift-moving wildfire. Many buildings were burned to their foundations. Hotel fire alarms echoed through empty streets lined with burned-out cars.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror by a student who had once criticized the media for its portrayal of Muslims.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old Missouri woman allowed her intoxicated boyfriend to drink her blood then stabbed the wannabe vampire during a subsequent argument.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning character actor Fritz Weaver, who played Sherlock Holmes and Shakespearian kings on Broadway while also creating memorable roles on TV and film from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" to "Marathon Man," has died. He was 90.
HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal judge told Wisconsin prison officials on Wednesday that they must release an inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" by Friday evening.
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting from Claude Monet's acclaimed "Grainstack" series is leading Christie's auction of impressionist and modern art where it could realize around $45 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Holly Dunn, a San Antonio native who had a hit in 1986 with "Daddy's Hands," about her minister father, has died. She was 59.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City, Missouri, postal carrier has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to distribute PCP through the mail.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Vaughn, the debonair, Oscar-nominated actor whose many film roles were eclipsed by his hugely popular turn in television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," has died. He was 83.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as endangered GOP incumbents won in Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Democ…
MIAMI (AP) — Shy and admittedly awkward, Janet Reno became a blunt spoken prosecutor and the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and was also the epicenter of a relentless series of political storms, from the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas, to the seizur…
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. And with his throw to first for the final out, the agonizing wait 'til next year was over at last.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. and Afghan forces came under fire on Thursday while targeting senior Taliban commanders during a joint operation in northern Kunduz province, calling in airstrikes during an assault that killed 26 civilians, three local troops and two American service members, …
NEW YORK (AP) — The shell of Gawker has settled with Hulk Hogan for $31 million, ending a years-long fight that led to the media company's bankruptcy, the shutdown of Gawker.com and the sale of Gawker's other sites to Spanish-language broadcaster Univision.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida college student accused of killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face told deputies, "Help me, I ate something bad" and then admitted it was "humans" as he spit out a piece of flesh, court documents show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glamour's annual Women of the Year list always takes in a lot of territory, from noteworthy fashionistas and sports heroes to social justice activists and business leaders.
BRAN, Romania (AP) — A Canadian brother and sister are passing Halloween night curled up in red velvet-lined coffins in the Transylvanian castle that inspired the Dracula legend, the first time in 70 years anyone has spent the night in the gothic fortress.
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a robbery in which a man was shot in front of his wife and their two young children south of Kansas City, Missouri.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A fire investigator says a hangar and a plane in which it was store at a suburban St. Louis airport were damaged in a blaze.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate an…
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - In Hungary of the 1950s, jazz music was a dangerous pastime - but music lovers got some clandestine help from the United States government.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grand Ole Opry is going north. The famous venue for country music is branching out of Tennessee for the first time its 91-year history with a new restaurant and venue in Times Square.
The Chanhassen City Council signed off on the rezoning request Monday, but also will require a traffic study to address concerns from council members and residents about pedestrian safety, traffic and parking, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2eMf2VS ) reported.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - During more than 50 years in the public eye, Tom Hayden went from firebrand college liberal to mainstream politician to elder political statesman. Through it all he remained the person he said he always wanted to be: someone dedicated to changing the world.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.
TORONTO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 24, 2016--With Halloween around the corner and office celebrations on the rise, Klick released new data today that links high employee engagement and celebrating the hallowed holiday at work.