By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and SEAN MURPHYAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - All that is left of Shayne Patterson's three-bedroom home is the tiny area where his wife hunkered down under a mattress to protect their three children when a tornado packing winds of at least 200 mph slammed through
By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its
By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.
Saldia often buzzes around Philadelphia with his year-old feline Mary Jane perched on his shoulder. Their urban adventures have turned heads on the street and garnered big hits on
SPOKANE, Wash – Terry Siekerman just marked the eighth anniversary of her husband, Gary Gilbrech's death. While she's still trying to figure out how to live without him, she's also still waiting for validation over why she says he died.
"I'm surviving, I'm
SPOKANE, Wash. - For the second time in the last few months, police officers are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at a north Spokane pizza shop. The robbery happened just before 6 PM on Wednesday, in the 5500 Block of North Wall.
Spokane Police Lieutenant Dean Sprague says a man entered
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Department needs your help in locating a missing 13 year-old girl. Janna Smith was last seen at her residence at 2600 E 38th this afternoon around 4:30pm. She is described as a Pacific Islander, 5'1", 120 lbs, wears glasses, shoulder-length black hair, possibly
By The Associated Press
The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 percent over five years to a record low of 31 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The teen birth rate per 1,000 by state in 2011, and percentage decline since 2007:
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.
All states but West Virginia and North Dakota
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Urban renewal? New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year.
Big cities surpassed the rate of growth of their surrounding
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Two 19-year-old Oklahoma men who took cover in a cellar during a deadly tornado were able to use their cellphones to get video of the twister as it passed over the home.
Charles Gafford was at the home of friend Alex Rodriguez as the tornado struck Monday. While in the cellar,
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
BICKLETON, Wash. (AP) - A freak snow has given students a snow day in May in the Klickitat County town of Bickleton. School Superintendent Ric Palmer says 10-to-12 inches fell in places overnight and heavy snow brought some tree branches down on lines, knocking out power and
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday