Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico
24 Aug 2017 10:20

MIAMI (AP) -- Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane....

Cross-burning victims wonder why priest is confessing now
By MATTHEW BARAKAT 24 Aug 2017 09:31

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Phillip and Barbara Butler hadn't given much thought to the man who burned a cross on their front lawn 40 years ago....

The Latest: Official: Largest jackpot won by single ticket
24 Aug 2017 09:08

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Latest on $758.7 million Powerball drawing (all times local):...

Charlottesville, DOJ to host 'community recovery' town hall
24 Aug 2017 08:40

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Charlottesville residents are getting a chance to talk with city officials about a white nationalist rally earlier this month that devolved into deadly violence....

Many addicts seeking opioid recovery find relapse and fraud
By CURT ANDERSON 24 Aug 2017 08:10

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley's youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance abuse treatment facilities, the owner was more interested in defrauding insurance companies by keeping addicts hooked, her family says....

Report highlights growing health disparities in Appalachia
By ADAM BEAM 24 Aug 2017 07:28

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday....

Lucky numbers for $758.7M Powerball jackpot drawn
By SCOTT McFETRIDGE 24 Aug 2017 05:53

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing....

Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law
By PAUL J. WEBER 24 Aug 2017 04:03

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights....

Tribal coalition joins blitz to save national monument areas
By BRADY McCOMBS 24 Aug 2017 01:23

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Conservation and tribal groups are airing TV ads, sending letters to President Donald Trump and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California....

Supporters want Colin Kaepernick signed by NFL season start
By KAREN MATTHEWS and JESSE J. HOLLAND 24 Aug 2017 01:20

NEW YORK (AP) -- Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside National Football League headquarters on Wednesday, demanding that he be signed by the start of the regular season next month....

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