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Mississippi River cities join project to map plastic litter

Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how it ends up...

Study: Chinook salmon are key to Northwest orcas all year

SEATTLE -- For more than a decade, Brad Hanson and other researchers have tailed the Pacific Northwest's endangered killer whales in a hard-sided inflatable...

Texas schools, stores divided on masks as mandate ends

DALLAS -- Now that Texas' mask mandate is ending, florist Lucy Alanis is reconsidering a rare treat she allowed herself in Dallas during the...

6 killed in Oklahoma house fire, including children

Authorities say a fire tore through an Oklahoma home, killing six people, including several children ByThe Associated Press March 3, 2021, 10:43 PM • 2 min read WOODWARD,...

Oklahoma prosecutor urges panel to reject inmate’s claims

Oklahoma County's top prosecutor is asking the state's Pardon and Parole Board to reject a commutation request from a death row inmate By SEAN MURPHY...

Car swerves to miss falling couch, crashes; driver ticketed

A couple driving home from Florida escaped serious injury when they swerved to avoid a couch that fell from a truck on Interstate 95 ByThe...

Oregon moves to ban display of nooses, a racist symbol

SALEM, Ore. -- Greg Evans, a Black man who joined a parade of witnesses urging Oregon lawmakers to ban the display of nooses, said...

Arkansas lawmakers send governor near-total abortion ban

Legislation banning nearly all abortions in Arkansas is headed to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press March 3, 2021, 8:55 PM • 2 min...

Fed survey finds modest gains in the US economy in February

A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions across the United States has found that economic activity was expanding at a modest pace in February By...

Chicago mayor proposes new rules after botched police raid

Chicago’s mayor is proposing changes in the way police serve search warrants By DON BABWIN Associated Press March 3, 2021, 6:02 PM • 3 min read CHICAGO --...