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On the brink: Swing county tense as Trump tangles with Iran

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — He flipped anxiously between news stations, bracing for an announcement of bombs falling and troops boarding planes destined for the Middle East. It was a nightmare he hoped he wo...

'All is not lost': For many, Mueller is now an unlikely icon

Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man...

After the overdose: A family's journey into grief and guilt

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Bigge...

Moms of the dead from drugs: "Where is the outrage for us?"

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The moms meet in a parking lot overlooking the little white funeral home and watch the mourners drifting toward the chapel doors — a familiar scene, beginning again. ...

Hundreds of federal scientists miss conferences in shutdown

The world's largest airborne observatory was supposed to be parked in Seattle this week, so thousands of scientists attending the "Super Bowl of Astronomy" could behold this marvel: a Boeing 747 with ...

North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a...

The rivers keep rising, but some in flood zones won't leave

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a...

Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — She takes a break from hauling rugs and family heirlooms into the attic to look out the front door and watch it rain and rain and rain some more. Nichole Worle...

Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The survivors of last week's school shooting in Texas say that deciding what to do next has not come as easily for them as it did for students who lived through the Parkland, Fl...

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The March for Our Lives movement that followed February's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, had inspired a small contingent of activists in Santa Fe, Texas, a conservative c...

Waffle House regulars seek return to normal after massacre

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He felt like an invisible force was drawing him into the parking lot, past the four new white crosses in the driveway, the balloons and the flowers, and the letters addressed t...

At the site of a massacre, a survivor looks for peace

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He felt like an invisible force was drawing him into the parking lot, past the four new white crosses in the driveway, the balloons and the flowers, and the letters addressed t...