Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press

Honduran teen held by ICE: 'I learned a lot' in detention

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Wildin Acosta had grabbed his book bag and left the house, and was just about to get in his car to drive to school in January when two men approached him.

  • Written by MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

  • Written by SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer