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Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

January 21, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95.

The longtime Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. more »»

Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

January 21, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on four new felony charges. more »»

Government closer to goal of 9.1M enrolled under health law

January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law. more »»

Border Patrol shoots, kills person along border in Texas

January 21, 2015

FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — A suspected drug smuggler is dead following a Border Patrol shooting in South Texas. more »»

Both sides upbeat after hearing about fatal border shooting

January 21, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for both sides are upbeat after a hearing about whether a Mexican teenager's parents may sue the U.S. more »»

Highway work to resume after deadly Ohio overpass accident

January 21, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio transportation officials say northbound I-75 will be shut down overnight in Cincinnati as bridge work resumes in the aftermath of a deadly accident Monday night. more »»

Jury selection resumes in Colorado theater shooting

January 21, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — More potential jurors have arrived in court in suburban Denver for the second day of jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case. more »»

Obama's speech draws unsparing reviews from Republicans

January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address is drawing unsparing morning-after reviews from the Republicans who control Congress. more »»

Appeals court upholds life sentence for bin Laden secretary

January 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence for Osama bin Laden's one-time secretary after his conviction in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies. more »»

Brittany Maynard family pushing California right-to-die bill

January 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three California lawmakers are promoting right-to-die legislation with the family of a terminally ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. more »»

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

January 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. more »»

Investigation continues into deadly Ohio overpass accident

January 21, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Part of a Cincinnati interstate was open again to traffic Wednesday as an investigation continued into the deadly overpass accident that killed a worker and injured a truck... more »»

Mexico among 3 'friends of court' in Border Patrol shooting

January 21, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mexican government is asking a U.S. appeals court to let a Mexican teenager's parents sue the U.S. more »»

Obama challenges Republicans in State of Union speech

January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. more »»

Hospital staff mourns surgeon fatally wounded by gunman

January 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Administrators and staff at a leading Boston hospital are mourning the death of a cardiac surgeon who was fatally shot at the hospital by a man who then killed himself. more »»

Highway reopens after construction collapse; 1 dead, 1 hurt

January 21, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — A highway where an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead and a tractor-trailer driver injured was cleared of concrete and steel on Tuesday and reopened,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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