What airport shooting tells us about cops, mentally ill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska,… Continue reading

In this May 17, 1967 photo, Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the University of California administration building in Berkeley, California.

King’s shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

PHILADELPHIA — For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony,… Continue reading

In this May 17, 1967 photo, Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the University of California administration building in Berkeley, California.

Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.’s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a… Continue reading

Fact check: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied Wednesday that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid… Continue reading

Tillerson takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday,… Continue reading

In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, a train hauls oil into Glacier National Park near the Badger-Two Medicine National Forest in northwest Montana. The Interior Department has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National Park that's sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of Montana and Canada.

US cancels final energy leases in area sacred to tribes

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National… Continue reading

In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, a train hauls oil into Glacier National Park near the Badger-Two Medicine National Forest in northwest Montana. The Interior Department has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National Park that's sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of Montana and Canada.
Esteban Santiago is taken from the Broward County main jail as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Santiago is accused of fatally shooting several people at a crowded Florida airport baggage claim and faces airport violence and firearms charges that could mean the death penalty if he's convicted.

Airport shooting suspect gets public defender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal public… Continue reading

Esteban Santiago is taken from the Broward County main jail as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Santiago is accused of fatally shooting several people at a crowded Florida airport baggage claim and faces airport violence and firearms charges that could mean the death penalty if he's convicted.

Several Trump cabinet picks’ ethics reviews are incomplete

WASHINGTON — Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics office says,… Continue reading

A heavy police presence was at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after it re-opened Saturday. Investigators continued their work downstairs in the baggage area of terminal 2 the day after a shooting.

Alleged airport gunman charged, US seeks death penalty

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was… Continue reading

A heavy police presence was at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after it re-opened Saturday. Investigators continued their work downstairs in the baggage area of terminal 2 the day after a shooting.

Alleged airport gunman had several run-ins with Anchorage police

The alleged Florida airport gunman had several run-ins with law enforcement over the last year. Police Chief Chris Tolley in Anchorage detailed the encounters with… Continue reading

A shooting victim is taken into Broward Health Trauma Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday. Authorities said multiple people have died after a lone suspect opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, international airport.

US veteran arrested in airport shooting; 5 dead, 8 wounded

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival… Continue reading

A shooting victim is taken into Broward Health Trauma Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday. Authorities said multiple people have died after a lone suspect opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, international airport.
In this March 7, 2011 photo orca whale Tilikum, right, watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died. According to SeaWorld, the whale died Friday, Dec. 30. 2016.

SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular… Continue reading

In this March 7, 2011 photo orca whale Tilikum, right, watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died. According to SeaWorld, the whale died Friday, Dec. 30. 2016.

FAA, airline investigating how worker got left in cargo hold

Federal authorities and airline officials are investigating the odd flight of baggage handler who wound up in the cargo hold of a plane for more… Continue reading

A male pink salmon fights its way up stream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream in August 2010.

US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

PORTLAND, Maine — The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud by preventing unverifiable fish… Continue reading

A male pink salmon fights its way up stream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream in August 2010.
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Stephen W. Parker, left, co-owner and co-publisher of New Jersey Hills Media Group, listens as Richard Vezza, publisher of the Star-Ledger newspaper, addresses members of the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee, as the committee considers among others, legislation to scrap a requirement that legal notices be published in newspapers, after a Senate budget committee greenlighted the legislation earlier in the day, in Trenton. As classified advertising, once the lifeblood of newspapers, has dried up, one constant has remained: A thick daily listing of government public notices. But legislative fights in New Jersey and elsewhere have put that tradition at risk. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Fight against publishing notices in newspapers persists

TRENTON, N.J. — As classified advertising, once the lifeblood of newspapers, has dried up, one constant has remained: a thick daily listing of government public… Continue reading

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Stephen W. Parker, left, co-owner and co-publisher of New Jersey Hills Media Group, listens as Richard Vezza, publisher of the Star-Ledger newspaper, addresses members of the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee, as the committee considers among others, legislation to scrap a requirement that legal notices be published in newspapers, after a Senate budget committee greenlighted the legislation earlier in the day, in Trenton. As classified advertising, once the lifeblood of newspapers, has dried up, one constant has remained: A thick daily listing of government public notices. But legislative fights in New Jersey and elsewhere have put that tradition at risk. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, AND THEREAFTER- FILE--In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Jim Border, who volunteers to help members of the public spot whales during Spoken Here Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast, scans the horizon for signs of spouts from the tip of Cape Lookout, near Tillamook, Ore. (Zach Urness/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)

Now’s the time for whale watching on Oregon coast

SALEM, Ore. — The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning.Each year, from mid-December to mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim… Continue reading

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, AND THEREAFTER- FILE--In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Jim Border, who volunteers to help members of the public spot whales during Spoken Here Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast, scans the horizon for signs of spouts from the tip of Cape Lookout, near Tillamook, Ore. (Zach Urness/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)

US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

HONOLULU — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia’s spy… Continue reading

Carrie Fisher, of ‘Star Wars’ fame, dies at age 60

LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Hollywood royalty who played Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” and turned her experiences with addiction… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama tips he hat as he stands with Brian Cladoosby, President of National Congress of American Indians, at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington. The transition to Donald Trump's administration signals a possible end of eight years of sweeping Indian Country policy reforms under Obama, who met with tribal leaders annually. Trump, who rarely acknowledged Native Americans during his campaign, and since the election, hasn't publicly outlined how he would improve or manage the United States' longstanding relationships with tribes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Pipeline uncertainty shows broader concerns for tribes

For hundreds of protesters, it was cause to cheer when the Obama administration this month declined to issue an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline’s… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama tips he hat as he stands with Brian Cladoosby, President of National Congress of American Indians, at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington. The transition to Donald Trump's administration signals a possible end of eight years of sweeping Indian Country policy reforms under Obama, who met with tribal leaders annually. Trump, who rarely acknowledged Native Americans during his campaign, and since the election, hasn't publicly outlined how he would improve or manage the United States' longstanding relationships with tribes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)
In this Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 photo provided by Ministry for Primary Industries, Bella, a 4-year-old pet cat belonging to a Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her in a handbag during a flight across the Pacific Ocean sits in a cage in New Zealand's Auckland Airport. The woman was refused entry into the New Zealand and was forced to catch the next flight home with her cat after she tried to smuggle it across the border. (Ministry for Primary Industries via AP)

Canadians sent home for trying to sneak cat into New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her 4-year-old pet cat Bella in her handbag during a trans-Pacific flight… Continue reading

In this Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 photo provided by Ministry for Primary Industries, Bella, a 4-year-old pet cat belonging to a Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her in a handbag during a flight across the Pacific Ocean sits in a cage in New Zealand's Auckland Airport. The woman was refused entry into the New Zealand and was forced to catch the next flight home with her cat after she tried to smuggle it across the border. (Ministry for Primary Industries via AP)