Chaos erupts in Pennsylvania Senate over welfare bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate devolved into partisan shouting, name-calling and bare-knuckled procedural tactics Wednesday over a bill to end a decades-old program that offers $200 a ...

Some criminal charges dropped against ex-CFL running back

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against a former Canadian Football League player after a key witness failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. ...

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune. ...

Probe done on blackface photo in Virginia gov's yearbook

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results on W...

Yasiel Puig singles in 10th as Reds rally past Cubs 6-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning Wednesday night, and slumping Yasiel Puig singled with the bases loaded in the 10th, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 6...

Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger...

Actor Rick Schroder arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Actor Rick Schroder has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence for the second time in a month. Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro says...

Johnny Depp sues ex-wife for $50 million in defamation suit

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Actress Amber Heard is asking a judge to dismiss a $50 million defamation lawsuit her ex-husband Johnny Depp filed over a Washington Post op-ed she wrote about domestic violence. ...

NHL suspends Voynov for 2019-20 season for domestic violence

The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended V...

The mysterious tale of a missing bike in Spain

MADRID (AP) — It's become the soap opera of the missing bike. The cast involves a financially strapped moto racing team and a disgruntled Spanish rider with past problems with the la...

Watson's return solidifies Predators' lines for playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators mixed up the roster in February by bringing in four new players. It turns out the biggest addition may have come in the final week of the regular season...

Review: Gino Vannelli's emotions carve up 'Wilderness Road'

Gino Vannelli, "Wilderness Road" (SoNo Recording Group) Looking for a jazzy follow-up to George Michael's "Kissing a Fool"? Try Gino Vannelli's "Gimme Back My Life." ...

Court denies appeal of man convicted ex-Saints star's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acte...

After uproar on social media, Pakistan arrests wife beater

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested a man for beating his wife in public after the incident triggered wide condemnation and uproar on social media. Police official...

Chinese-American man shouts 'Trump save me' after tossing wife off Taiwan airport stairway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Chinese-American man Wan (萬) was arrested for shoving his wife off the fourth-floor staircase in the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, he was overheard shouting &qu...