NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed as it left a railyard in north Seattle on Thursday, but there were no reports of a spill or injuries, BNSF said in a statement. Four railcars came off the tracks at around 2 a.m. PDT (0900 GMT), three of which were carrying crude oil, said BNSF, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles (129 km) north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.
Mariela Castro visited Philadelphia last year after an appearance at the U.N. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said "no trace" of the missing plane has been found.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said. The storm swept across the Chesapeake Bay and slammed into the seaside Cherrystone Campground at Cape Charles, Virginia, in the midst of the busy summer season, bringing hail, high winds and heavy rain. "So far the count is three," Brittney Eder, a spokeswoman for the Eastville Volunteer Fire Co, said of the death toll. State emergency officials said about 1,300 people were staying at the campground, which is about 100 miles south of Washington at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help.
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brooklyn woman faces murder charges in the killing of her neighbor whose dismembered body was discovered in New York near sites where other severed human limbs were found this month, police said on Thursday. Leah Cuevas, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the murder of 27-year-old Chinelle Browne, Suffolk County police said in a statement. She pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County District Court on Thursday and was being held without bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.
Federal prosecutors believe a Boston-area man, arrested this week on drug charges, possessed a handgun that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are thought to have used to kill a university police officer, the man's lawyer said on Thursday. Stephen Silva, a high school friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested Tuesday and charged with distributing heroin, as well as possessing a Ruger P95 9mm pistol, which had had its serial number filed off in 2013 before the marathon bombing, according to court records. The Ruger is the same sort of weapon that prosecutors contend Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, used to kill Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier on April 18, 2013, three days after the bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260. Prosecutors have not publicly confirmed that the weapon Silva is charged with possessing was the same one recovered after a gun battle with the Tsarnaev brothers, hours after they are accused of killing Collier.
A Chicago teen was arrested and charged with the murder of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet at a sleepover last Friday, the state attorney's office said on Thursday. Tevin Lee, 18, has been charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm and will appear in bond court on Thursday or Friday, a spokesman for the state attorney said. The death of Shamiya Adams has renewed cries against gun violence in Chicago - which has seen a rash of summer shootings, although the city's murder rate has been roughly unchanged in recent years and is well down from the 1990s. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has visited Adams' mother twice since her daughter died and pledged to continue pushing his anti-crime measures such as expanded education and jobs programs for children as well as a drive to get illegal guns off the streets.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.
DENVER (AP) — For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Derl McCrudden, head of video newsgathering for The Associated Press, has been promoted to head of international video news.
The Obama administration on Thursday launched a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund that it hopes will jump-start investments in a wide range of projects in farm states. CoBank, a cooperative bank that serves rural America and is a member of the Farm Credit System, will be the fund's anchor investor, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. "Many major investors in urban centers aren't always aware of the significant investment opportunities in rural communities," said Tom Vilsack, USDA secretary and chair of the White House Rural Council. "This fund represents a new approach to our support for job-creating projects across the country." Denver-based investment firm Capital Peak Asset Management will manage the new fund and work to recruit more investors.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police: 2 dead, 20 hurt as severe storm slams campground on Eastern Shore.
One Powerball ticket worth $1 million for the Wednesday, July 23, drawing was sold at a beer distributor in Montgomery County.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections.
A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured ...