Primary takeaways: Clinton, Trump pick up steam in Amtrak states Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:22

If Tuesday night was the Amtrak primaries, Trump was a freight train, barreling through his GOP opponents.


Teacher: Saying ‘vagina’ in class got me fired Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:10

A substitute teacher says she was fired from a Michigan middle school after using the word “vagina” in a lecture about art history.


Legislation aims to boost investment in economically distressed areas Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:08

The proposal would make novel use of the tax code to aid areas with high unemployment.


High court appears likely to ease public corruption rules in McDonnell case Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:07

Former Virginia governor's challenge to bribery conviction could affect future prosecutions


Ohio woman dies in search for Pope Lick monster Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:02

The mythical part man, goat and sheep is said to inhabit the train bridge over a Kentucky creek.


Meet the man who spent $12 million on a congressional race — and lost Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:00

David Trone makes history as the country's largest self-funding House candidate


Watch: 'Boatercross' kayakers in rough rapids Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:55

Thanks to El Nino-fueled snowfall, Reno's Truckee River is flowing strong.


Baltimore police: Officer shot, injured 13-year-old carrying fake gun Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:48

Baltimore police are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy who they say ran from them after they spotted him carrying what appeare...


Why Indiana is now the center of the political universe Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:47

For the next week, Indiana's May 3 primary stands alone on the calendar, making it a magnet for presidential candidates. But the importance ...


Puppy born without back paws gets leg up on life Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:45

Being born without back paws hasn't stopped this playful puppy


Trump has more primary votes than Romney received in all of 2012 Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:42

He's on pace to get far more Republican votes than any candidate in modern history.


Students view ‘torture porn’ movie in classroom Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:39

Students in a Tennessee classroom viewed part of a film that has been referred to as “torture porn” and banned in some countries.


'Indianoplace'? It was a joke, Hillary Clinton says Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:24

Clinton has brought her Democratic presidential campaign to Indiana, and we need to talk. What exactly did she mean when she called us "Indi...


Study tracks student sleeping habits Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:22

How many hours of sleep do students at your school get? Probably less than you think.


Obama to visit Flint, prompted by 8-year-old's letter Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:11

During the May 4 visit, the president will address public health concerns and federal response to water crisis.


Robert Durst gets 7 years in plea deal on weapons charge Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:07

The one-time fugitive N.Y. real estate heir still faces a murder charge in California.


Watch: Chris Christie rocks out at Springsteen concert Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:05

It's no secret that Bruce Springsteen is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's favorite musician.


Storms move east after lashing central U.S., killing 1 Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:04

Scattered storms with strong winds and hail are forecast Wednesday in parts of the Midwest and South, a day after the storm system lashed th...


'Paralyzed bride' opens up about pool incident Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:54

In 2010, a best friend pushed Rachelle Chapman in a pool at her bachelorette party.


Sesame Workshop, IBM partner to use Watson for preschoolers Top Stories - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:53

You’ve heard of Tickle-Me Elmo.