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Top aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigns amid scandal

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

A top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Wednesday, a week after he publicly admitted making inappropriate remarks to her but denied the two ever had an affair.



Clinton faces April tests in Wisconsin, New York

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's campaign aims to effectively end the Democratic primaries against Bernie Sanders by early May. But first she needs to navigate tricky contests in Wisconsin and her home state of New York.



FDA grants use of experimental blood test for Zika screening

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental test to screen blood donations for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the mosquito-borne virus.



Veterans are using marijuana to ease PTSD, despite scant research

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over.



Resolution in FBI-Apple case prolongs larger legal battle

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

The FBI's victory in breaking into a San Bernardino killer's iPhone without Apple's help merely prolongs a battle over how far the government can go to examine private messages, photos and other files.



Squirrel hunters cause lockdown at Arkansas elementary school

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

A report of armed men near an Arkansas elementary school led to a campus lockdown before police confirmed the three were actually pest control employees chasing squirrels.



Last 5 hostages on hijacked Egypt plane recall fear, selfie photo

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

First the hijacker said the women could leave. All the children, too. Then the man in the suicide vest agreed that all Egyptians and others from Muslim backgrounds would be allowed to escape from the plane.



Trump campaign manager charged with battery

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

Police charged Donald Trump's campaign manager with simple battery Tuesday as a videotaped altercation with a reporter transformed what was another messy campaign sideshow into a criminal court summons. Trump decried the charges.



Trump rescinds pledge to back GOP nominee; Walker backs Cruz

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

Donald Trump, turning his focus to Wisconsin even as another controversy cast a shadow over his campaign, said Tuesday he will no longer honor his pledge to support the eventual Republican pick for president.



Rubio working to play a role at GOP national convention

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

Marco Rubio is working to play a role at the Republican National Convention even as his rivals scramble to pick off convention delegates claimed by the Florida senator before he suspended his campaign.



Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and should be atop the federal government's radar screen along with the threat of terrorism, responding to natural disasters and promoting a strong economy, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.



For some Americans, leaving workforce continues years after retiring

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

The transition from employment to retirement used to be marked by a date on a calendar, along with some sheet cake, and a maybe a gold watch. Those days are long gone for most workers in the United States.



Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement savings, cut back on spending and sold assets to pay for expenses tied to the disease, according to a survey released today by the Alzheimer's Association.



Study illuminates big performance gap for vehicle headlights

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

There may be a reason why people have trouble seeing while driving at night, and it's not their eyesight. A new rating of the headlights of more than 30 midsized car models gave only one model a grade of "good."



Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack.



End of a TV era: 'American Idol' vows 'spectacular' finale

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

"American Idol," which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history.



Campbell to remove BPA chemical from its cans by mid-2017

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health.



Calorie labels on menus delayed again -- to next year

Posted 3/30/2016 in National

Wondering how many calories are in that restaurant hamburger? You may not be able to find out until 2017.



Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action

Posted 3/29/2016 in National

The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.'s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world's leading technology companies.



Clinton: Supreme Court's future hangs in the balance in 2016

Posted 3/29/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton said Monday that the future of the Supreme Court would hang in the balance of the 2016 election, warning that Republican front-runner Donald Trump would bring division to the court if he was allowed to shape its future.



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