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‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ songwriter Henley dies

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Larry Henley, the songwriter best-known for “Wind Beneath My Wings,” has died at the age of 77 at a hospice in Nashville, …

Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State …

Amazon’s cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE — This spring, Taser International Inc. won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal …

Supreme Court denies stay, same-sex marriage in Florida set to begin Jan. 6

28 mins ago MIAMI — Same-sex marriage will begin Jan. 6 in Florida. The U.S. Supreme Court on …

US offers reward for poacher who shot bald eagle in Connecticut

BOSTON — U.S. wildlife authorities are on the hunt for a poacher who shot a …

Influential Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies at 89 in California

LOS ANGELES — Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a tireless innovator who implored followers to fight against …

Obama says Sony ‘made a mistake’ in pulling ‘The Interview’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday said Sony Pictures “made a mistake” in pulling …

Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples

Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a …

UN: Civilian deaths in Afghanistan war reach new high in 2014

KABUL — At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with …

Gold tooth lands in Missouri Salvation Army kettle

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — People have tossed gold and silver pieces into Salvation Army holiday …

Decision expected in McDonald’s labor cases

CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board said it will issue a decision Friday on …

Teen contraband cigarette use linked to other drugs

Teens who smoke illicit tobacco are more likely to try other illegal drugs like cocaine, …

Google looks to head off US antitrust lawsuit over Android

SAN JOSE, California — Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to …

The Arctic keeps warming. And polar bears are feeling the heat.

Air temperatures at the top of the world continue to rise twice as fast as …

Fraternity closed at California university over anti-rape march harassment

LOS ANGELES — A San Diego State University fraternity whose members were accused of harassing …

Trial date set for Pennsylvania family accused of starving 7-year-old boy

PITTSBURGH — The trial of three members of a western Pennsylvania family accused of beating …
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