The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum in Niles, Ohio, honors President William McKinley, born in the small town not far from Youngstown.

Ohio residents lament removal of McKinley name from Alaskan peak

Ohio lawmakers blocked the proposed name change for Mount McKinley for years, and denounced the decision to restore the Mount Denali name.

about 22 hours ago

 Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state that were released Monday night .

State Department redacts material deemed sensitive in Hillary Clinton’s emails

None of the documents had been marked classified at the time, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

about 22 hours ago

 Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., today.

Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

As Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' office opened, two couples were denied licenses.

about 13 hours ago

 A police helicopter patrols a swampy area near Route 59 and Rollins in Fox Lake, Ill.,  where a manhunt was in progress after an officer was shot today.

Police hunt for three suspects after Chicago police officer killed

Police said the officer radioed in to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot, but communication with him was lost shortly after.

about 6 hours ago

U.N. said to summon leaders to closed-door climate change meeting

The New York meeting is scheduled for Sept. 27, a day ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.

about 22 hours ago

Republicans wary of Donald Trump’s populist tone on taxes

He says he would raise taxes in certain areas, particularly on corporations that he believes do not act in the best interests of the U.S.

about 22 hours ago

China and Russia are cross-indexing hacked data to target U.S. spies

The databases included security clearance applications, airline records and medical insurance forms.

about 22 hours ago

National Briefs: Anti-Semite convicted in 3 slayings

Plus: Clerk must issue licenses; deputy was shot 15 times; hiker was clinging to life; meeting on new $10 bill; found $20 nets $1 million.

about 22 hours ago

 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's front-page coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Digs: Post-Gazette's front pages during Hurricane Katrina

The Post-Gazette printed and thus captured all of these moments in time as one of the worst storms of the century devastated New Orleans.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama on Sunday said he is changing the name of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska, to Denali.

White House renaming Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

By renaming the peak Denali, President Barack Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio.

1 day ago

 Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car.

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

The suspect is to be arraigned today in the shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

1 day ago

As late mail soars, Post Office fails to stabilize service

The number of letters arriving late has jumped by almost 50 percent since the start of the year.

1 day ago

 A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is moved from its location in front of the school's main tower the University of Texas campus on Sunday.

University of Texas takes down statues of Jefferson Davis, Woodrow Wilson

The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans failed to win a court injunction to block the plan.

1 day ago

National briefs: Trump becomes TV talking point

PLUS: Sanders closes gap; General Mills eyes emissions; Windstorm kills 2; Slain reporters honored

1 day ago

 Writer Wes Craven died in his Los Angeles home of brain cancer.  He was 76.

Obituary: Wes Craven / ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ director

The versatile filmmaker also wrote and produced features, directed for television and wrote novels.

1 day ago

 A sign painter outlines the Pope Francis' nose on the side of a New York City office building in preparation for his visit in September.

Pope’s political messages cause some to pick, choose

Members of Congress aren’t likely to budge from their entrenched positions even at the urging of a world spiritual leader.

2 days ago

U.S. immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

The transition is unfolding as the GOP is debating immigration policy.

2 days ago

 People dance in a second-line parade Saturday as it leaves the floodwall of New Orleans’ Industrial Canal, shown in background, at the spot of a breach during Hurricane Katrina. The dance commemorated the 10th anniversary of the storm in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward.

New Orleans marks 10 years since Katrina destruction

Music and a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial honoring victims of the storm were among rituals performed in the rebuilding city.

2 days ago

Pope's visit inspires flood of papal microbrews, bobbleheads, mugs

The multitudes will include papal mugs, magnets, buttons and T-shirts along with popes rendered in plush, plastic and more.

2 days ago

Warming seas rising faster than predicted, NASA scientists say

Researchers say an increase of at least 3 feet is likely unavoidable, and is caused by warming temperatures driven by burning fossil fuels.

2 days ago

 A crew member at work earlier this month on the bridge of the Coast Guard ship the Alex Haley, on patrol in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.

Arctic seen as land of opportunity

As Vladimir Putin beefs up Russian presence there, the U.S. has few military assets in the far north.

2 days ago

Appeals court deals blow to lawsuit over NSA’s bulk phone data collection

The panel’s ruling also reversed a ban on the NSA’s collection that had been imposed by a district court judge in December 2013.

3 days ago

 Former St. Paul’s School stu­dent Owen Labrie was found not guilty Fri­day of the most se­ri­ous charges against him in a sex as­sault case that has scan­dal­ized the New Hamp­shire prep school.

Former student convicted of sex charges in scandal at exclusive New England prep school

The case exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

3 days ago

Nation briefs: Police officer accidentally kills onlooker

Plus: Fed official: 'Good reason to believe' inflation will rise, Hurricane Ignacio gains strength, Naked, painted cyclists in Philadelphia

2 days ago

 Scott Walker, Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin governor, gives a foreign policy speech on the campus of The Citadel on Friday in Charleston, S.C.

Experts: GOP candidates’ tough talk doesn’t always square with facts of U.S.-China relationship

“Uncoupling” the United States from China, as tycoon Donald Trump proposes, would mean undoing the largest trade relationship in the world.

3 days ago

Virginia killings produce vow from Alison Parker’s father

Today, with his 24-year-old daughter having been gunned down on live TV, Andy Parker is the nation’s latest crusader for gun control.

3 days ago

 Former President George W. Bush dances with band director Asia Muhaimin on Friday as the band plays during a visit to Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans.

George W. Bush makes a low-key return to New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

The former president saluted the post-storm resilience of New Orleans as he and his wife revisited the city’s first public school to reopen.

3 days ago

National Briefs: N.C. officer will not face retrial in death

Plus: Clinton comes under fire; Dem backs Iran deal; protest ruling issued; 1 billion Facebook log-ins; and more.

3 days ago

 People pay respects at a makeshift memorial Saturday at a gas station in Houston for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, who was fatally shot while pumping gas Friday night. Prosecutors on Saturday charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the killing of Deputy Goforth.

Arrest made in ambush slaying of deputy outside Houston, police say

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the suspect as Shannon J. Miles. Miles is in custody on a charge of capital murder.

3 days ago

 President Barack Obama greets residents in the the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans on Thursday for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Obama, in New Orleans, praises results of federal intervention

The president explicitly linked New Orleans’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina to the nation’s recovery from the 2008 recession.

4 days ago

 WDBJ news anchor Chris Hurst pauses as he is overcome with emotion while holding a photo album that was created by fellow reporter and girlfriend Alison Parker, in Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday.

Journalists cope a day after fatal shooting of Roanoke colleagues

Evidence in his car suggests that the killer of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman Wednesday meant to go on the run after the shootings.

4 days ago

 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

4 days ago

 Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman, posing with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in 2013, has left the company effective immediately, Avid Life Media said today.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure was a mutual decision.

4 days ago

Ice-deprived walruses are again huddled on the Alaskan coast

This is the seventh time in a decade that walruses have been driven out of the Chukchi Sea by warming waters.

4 days ago

National Briefs: Analysis finds anti-abortion video faulty

Plus: clerk denies gay couples; Biden polls more favorably; Trump slammed by CEO; and more.

4 days ago

 Darryl Dawkins

Obituary: Darryl Dawkins / NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dunker

He was the first high school player to go straight to the NBA when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.

4 days ago

 Alison Parker and Adam Ward together.

Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

A Virginia television reporter and cameraman were shot dead during a live broadcast Wednesday by an ex-colleague who had been fired.

5 days ago

 WDBJ-TV7 anchor Chris Hurst, right, the boyfriend of slain news reporter Alison Parker, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner during the early morning newscast at WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., today.

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

The emotional crescendo of WDBJ-TV’s “Mornin’ ” show came when two anchors and a weatherman joined hands to mark a moment of silence.

5 days ago

Claims for jobless benefits fall to three-week low

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed today.

5 days ago

 Movie massacre gunman James Holmes leaves court for the last time on Wednesday before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole after a hearing in Centennial, Colo.

Colorado killer’s sentencing caps grueling trial

Colorado theater mass killer James Holmes was sent to prison Wednesday for 12 consecutive life terms without parole plus 3,318 years.

5 days ago

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-automatic rifles

The top U.S. retailer of guns and ammunition will stop selling semi-automatic rifles for lack of customers.

5 days ago

National briefs: After promises, Obama returns to New Orleans

Plus: Louisiana officer, woman killed; Defects at waste site; Solar company probe; ’Senior Salute’ trial;  Smaller panda cub dies

5 days ago

 A memorial is assembled in front of WDBJ television station in Roanoke, Va., Wednesday.

Journalists feel ‘shock to the heart’ after on-air killings

The tragedy drives home how vulnerable TV crews can be outside of covering dangerous situations or reporting from war zones.

5 days ago

 A Chester County sheriff’s deputy with a hand injury is taken from the lobby of the Chester County Courthouse following a shooting Tuesday in West Chester, Pa.

White House climber killed at courthouse after knife attack

The Coatesville, Pa., man was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff after he wielded a knife and slashed another deputy.

6 days ago

Friction over gay marriage mounts before pope’s visit

LGBT Catholics want a more major role in the World Meeting of Families that is spurring Francis’ visit, but organizers are resisting that.

6 days ago

Republican candidates mum on Social Security privatization

Republican presidential contenders this campaign season have been in favor of trimming Social Security benefits to “save” the system.

6 days ago

Lake Michigan neighbors defend their water supply

A Wisconsin town can’t cure a contamination problem in its aquifer without an infusion of Great Lakes water, but first it needs the

6 days ago

Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel in Philadelphia

New Jersey has been trying since 2009 to legalize sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

1 week ago

 Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson on Monday announces the death of Trooper Steven Vincent during a news conference at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Louisiana state trooper’s killing called ‘senseless’

Trooper Steven J. Vincent, shot in the head during a traffic stop, died Monday. The motorist has been charged with first-degree murder.

1 week ago

 President Barack Obama speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center on Monday in Las Vegas.

Obama announces clean energy efforts, pushes for options

President Barack Obama announced fresh executive actions to expand renewable energy use.

1 week ago