A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.

Delaware transportation officials are partially reopening a bridge on a key East Coast interstate that was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.

Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.

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A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan's federal prosecutor threatened to investigate his office for possible witness tampering and obstruction for allegedly encouraging members of the panel to speak out on Cuomo's behalf.

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other locations.

An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations have signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northern coast.

Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.

Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus.

Police say three people were injured when an SUV crashed into a building that houses county offices in Maryland.

A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.

Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.

The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities.

A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new charge of racketeering and to previously filed counts of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.

A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home.

An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.

For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.

Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager.

A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song.

Minor league pitcher Evan Reed says he passed a polygraph test earlier this year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.

A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car onto the patio of a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime last spring was ordered to 6 to 20 years in prison on Thursday.

Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.

A Rhode Island man has sued Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7," which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward.

State police are investigating a woman's report that a lion bit off part of her finger at a small private zoo in northern Michigan.

A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell who could not read or write English was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.

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