LOS ANGELES (AP) - When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters involving topics such as God, his son's geometry studies, even a little toy steam engine an uncle gave him when he was a boy.
BEIRUT (AP) - The body of an American who died fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria was handed over on Thursday to his family at a Turkish border crossing, a Kurdish official said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Four years after taking union rights away from teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker now wants to strip job protections for University of Wisconsin professors in a move he likens to the 2011 law that made him a national figure and set up his expected presidential run.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Chimpanzees in West Africa get inebriated during lengthy "drinking sessions" featuring the fermented sap of palm trees - normally used to make palm wine - according to a new study published Wednesday.
Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident that killed eight and injured about 200.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower, extending a weak streak for the market.
XENIA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities estimate up to 1,100 piglets may have died when a semitrailer carrying 2,200 piglets overturned on an Ohio highway.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of the White House has been evacuated amid security concerns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - For her second goal of the night against Australia, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe channeled Lionel Messi.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined on Monday, extending a recent slump.
ELMAU, Germany (AP) - With a crucial legal decision looming, President Barack Obama said Monday the Supreme Court should not even have considered the latest challenge to his signature health care law but he voiced confidence the justices "will play it straight" - and leave the law intact.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A plan to make the Bible the official state book in Tennessee derailed Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate sent the measure back to a committee, effectively killing it this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major stock indexes flipped from losses to gains Thursday afternoon following a rebound in crude oil prices. Major markets in Europe finished with losses amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would repeal the federal tax on estates.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower as more companies report earnings.
Rising corporate profits and a jump in oil prices helped push the stock market to a modest gain on Wednesday. Delta and Intel led the way up after turning in results that beat Wall Street's forecasts.
ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) - Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rising oil prices and stronger earnings from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher at midday.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing mostly higher, led by gains in energy companies as the price of oil recovers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries.
LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were moving between small gains and losses in noon trading Tuesday as investors reacted to mixed corporate earnings. JPMorgan Chase rose after reporting first-quarter results that beat expectations. Six of the 10 industry sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell, led by technology companies. Bond prices rose.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.
he stock market closed slightly lower in light Monday trading as investors looked ahead to a busy week for company earnings. JPMorgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, and Wells Fargo are among the big names turning in quarterly results Tuesday as earnings season gets underway.