US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended without a deci...

Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trum...

Florence is nation's second wettest storm, behind Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year's Hurricane Harvey rained more over a...

AP Was There: The first start for a black quarterback in AFL

DENVER (AP) — Marlin Briscoe had to demand a tryout to be considered at quarterback when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1968. He ended up becoming the first black quarterback to start in the ...

Sentencing for soldier who pleaded guilty to chemical weapon

Sentencing is scheduled Monday for a soldier who pleaded guilty to making bombs that released chlorine gas in a forested training area near a U.S. Army base in Louisiana. Twenty-five...

Man to return to Louisiana prison after escape 15 years ago

CLINTON, La. (AP) — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change. Crimi...

White student accused of noose around black student's neck

A white high-school student has been accused of putting a noose around a black student's neck in northeast Louisiana. A teacher at West Ouachita High School saw the incident and imme...

Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose roughhousing with him, has died. Felton Pruett was 8...

Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Since her debut in 2015, Louisiana singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle has felt the weight of expectations on her shoulders. Her first album "How Can It Be" propelled her to the to...

Woman who saved boy from dog attack among 16 Carnegie heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A receptionist who used a child's booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. ...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2018. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 2...

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the Internet in 2016 have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and...

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business...

College Football Picks: Stanford-Oregon, Heisman showcase

Heisman Trophy winners need Heisman moments and at least a few big-stage games to bolster their resumes on the way to New York. The early season chatter has mostly been dominated by ...