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Virginia Senate allows reporters back on floor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reporters in Virginia will once again be able to get an up-close look at how the state Senate is operating, while plans proceed in Missouri to move reporters away from the action.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016

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In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region

BEIRUT (AP) — In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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FBI shows video of Tuesday shooting of Oregon occupier

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A video showing the shooting death of an occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge appears to show the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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Deported 'affluenza' teen booked into Texas detention center

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was booked into a Texas juvenile detention center following his deportation from Mexico on Thursday, more than a month after he and his mother fled the U.S. as prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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UN rights chief finds more abuse in C. African Republic

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says his staff have in recent weeks turned up six more cases of sexual abuse of children by European troops in Central African Republic.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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