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Cuba, Haiti stir fresh political pressures for US president

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WASHINGTON — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing...

Subcommittee recommends Vel Phillips statue outside Capitol

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MADISON, Wis. — A statue of Wisconsin's first Black secretary of state outside the state Capitol came a little closer to reality Tuesday after...

Five most likely reasons your check engine light just lit up

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Americans are holding onto their vehicles longer than ever, with the average age of a car in 2020 rising to a record 12.1 years,...

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Mollie Tibbetts case

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge on Wednesday delayed sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense...

10 people in custody after FBI raids in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — Ten people were in custody Wednesday after the FBI conducted raids across Indianapolis as part of an investigation into violence and drug...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

Rail officials push 15-year plan to boost Northeast Corridor

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WASHINGTON — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements...

Obama adapts ‘Dreams from My Father’ for young readers

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NEW YORK — More than 25 years after its original publication, former President Barack Obama's memoir “Dreams from My Father” will be released in...

GM warns some Bolt owners to park outdoors due to fire risk

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DETROIT — General Motors is telling owners of some older Chevrolet Bolts to park them outdoors and not to charge them overnight because two...

Police officer charged with murder in stepson’s death

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CURTIS BAY, Md. — A Baltimore police officer has been charged with murder in the death of his teenaged stepson, whose body was found...