The autumnal equinox, the astronomical start of autumn (or fall if you prefer), occurs early Wednesday morning.
The pope's arrival in the United States will kick off a six-day visit with political, diplomatic and spiritual dimensions.
The former owner of a peanut company in Georgia was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Monday for his role in a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, a rare instance of jail time in a food contamination case. Stewart Parnell, 61, who once oversaw Peanut Corporation of America, and his brother, Michael Parnell, 56, who was a food broker on the company's behalf, were convicted on federal conspiracy charges in September 2014 for knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted peanuts to customers. Contamination at the company's plant in Blakely, Georgia, led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history and forced the company into liquidation.
Captain Jason Haag is a Marine veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and Axel, his service dog, has been named the 2015 Servi...
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A man who allegedly walked into church and sat down in the front pew before pulling out a gun and opening fire on his estranged girlfriend and infant son aimed directly at the woman's head, a minister wounded in the shooting said Monday.