MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.
Major U.S. stock indexes surged in afternoon trading Monday, as investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporate deal news. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer - on a riding lawn mower.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.7 percent.
CARLTON, Ga. (AP) - A low-speed chase is underway for a 50-pound pet tortoise that escaped from its owners in northeast Georgia.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty Tuesday during her first court appearance since her arrest.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - In an apparent random home invasion, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted a 14-year-old girl and killed the family dog, authorities in the Atlanta area said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia officials say an invasive ant species native to South America has been found living in Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The former Navy reservist who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental problems in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The man accused of trying to extort $200,000 from embattled Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - A cow with a history of wandering into traffic on busy freeways south of Atlanta has been corralled.
Woman killed, children among injured in shooting
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl after they say home invaders abducted her from her house southeast of Atlanta.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A mother involved in a contentious custody case has been charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in California after a judge ordered them returned to their father in Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year - more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu.
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) - In an unprecedented maritime salvage operation, engineers on Monday gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012.