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15 minutes ago // The Guardian

usa Virginia officialsprepare for possibility of same-sex marriage

Unless the US supreme court intervenes, same-sex marriages will be legal beginning at 8am on Thursday Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // MSNBC

usa Prosecutor in Brown Case Has Deep Family Ties to Police

Family ties to the police department and a decision not to prosecute cops in the past have leaders questioning the prosecutor in Michael Brown's case.

19 minutes ago // USA Today

usa Twitter blocking 'graphic imagery' of Foley

Twitter says it's blocking accounts related to "graphic imagery" after the Islamic State released a video purportedly showing American photojournalist James Foley being beheaded in Iraq.

20 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Michael Brown's uncle to deliver eulogy, Sharpton to speak, at funeral on Monday

The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.

24 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Containment increases on fire near Yosemite

Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.

27 minutes ago // USA Today

usa Almond and peanut butters recalled from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., is voluntarily recalling its Arrowhead Mills brand peanut butter, MaraNatha almond butters and other brands of the nut butter.

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Holder Set to Arrive in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is set to arrive in Ferguson, Mo., as he seeks to assure residents the Justice Department will thoroughly probe the death of Michael Brown.

30 minutes ago // Boston Herald

usa Florida couple accused of child neglect

EUSTIS, Fla. A man and woman from central Florida are accused of child neglect after a child was found sleeping in their vehicle while they shopped at a Kohl's department store.Lake County sheriff's deputies say 70-year-old Wilfredo Garcia and his 69-year-old wife Esperanza Garcia were arrested Monday night.WESH reports a bystander called 911 after seeing the child sleeping inside the car. All the windows were closed.

31 minutes ago // USA Today

usa Twitter blocking accounts related to 'graphic imagery' of alleged beheading

Twitter says it's blocking accounts related to "graphic imagery" after the Islamic State released a video purportedly showing American photojournalist James Foley being beheaded in Iraq.

33 minutes ago // Reuters

usa Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer

DALLAS Reuters - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed.

34 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Sullivan Wins Alaska's GOP Senate Race

Alaska's establishment Republicans completed a clean sweep of Senate primariesgiving them the nationwide lineup they want for the fall election and their best chance to seize control from Democrats.

36 minutes ago // MSNBC

usa Watch Live: Aerials Of Flooding In Phoenix

Aerials of flooding in Phoenix after a major rain storm hit the city.

36 minutes ago // CNN

usa What's it like in Ferguson?

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, after a night where police chased young men and bottles flew again. CNN's Eliott McLaughlin gives us an on-the-scene take.

39 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Florida couple accused of child neglect after girl found sleeping in car

A man and woman from central Florida are accused of child neglect after a child was found sleeping in their vehicle while they shopped at a Kohl's department store.

40 minutes ago // Boston Herald

usa Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

PHOENIX Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.The Phoenix area was battered by torrential rain storms Tuesday that caused severe flooding across the desert region. The National Weather Service said some areas received more rain Tuesday than they had all last summer.

42 minutes ago // USA Today

usa Giraffe, Autumn, delivers stillborn calf at S.C. zoo

Autumn, the Greenville Zoo's 8-year-old Masai giraffe gave birth to a stillborn calf early Wednesday morning in South Carolina, officials said.

44 minutes ago // USA Today

usa Voices: Catcalls aren't flattering; they're frightening

Taking issue with a "New York Post" article that says women should enjoy the attention.

44 minutes ago // Mercury News

usa Video: Sausalito chase triggers multi-vehicle accident, pedestrian pinned but unhurt

Several people were hurt in a police pursuit in Sausalito Tuesday that left one person pinned against a building and involved a wild foot chase.

45 minutes ago // CNN

usa Try to watch this without laughing

Why is this grown man in a baby's highchair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on highchair hijinks.

45 minutes ago // CNN

usa 2,000 animals taken from home

Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.

46 minutes ago // CNN

usa Support grows for officer

While the nation is watching and hearing the angry protests in support of black shooting victim Michael Brown, a different kind of support is being voiced for the white police officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager.

47 minutes ago // ABC

usa Florida Couple Accused of Child Neglect

Florida couple accused of child neglect after leaving sleeping child alone in hot car

48 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Florida couple accused of child neglect after leaving sleeping child alone in hot car

A man and woman from central Florida are accused of child neglect after a child was found sleeping in their vehicle while they shopped at a Kohl's department store.

49 minutes ago // BBC

usa VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge

President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.

49 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa U.S. Stocks Edge Lower

U.S. stocks inched down following two consecutive days of gains for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500.

50 minutes ago // Mercury News

usa Hayward: Pedestrian fatally hit on I-880, 2 lanes closed

HAYWARD -- A pedestrian was fatally hit on southbound I-880 in Hayward this morning, closing two lanes of Interstate 880, according to media sources.

54 minutes ago // CNN

usa Children, adults taken hostage in Illinois after robbery

Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday .

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa U.S. Stocks Open Lower

U.S. stocks inched down following two consecutive days of gains for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500.

56 minutes ago // The Guardian

usa Alaska picks Dan Sullivan over Tea Party's Joe Miller in Senate primary

Former state attorney general will face Democratic incumbent Mark Begich in crucial November midterm election Continue reading...

56 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Evacuees return home as California wildfire's progress slows

A wildfire that surged early and gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned.

56 minutes ago // USA Today

usa Grand jury to open in Ferguson amid uneasy peace

Tensions rose after a bottle was thrown at police officers.

57 minutes ago // Fox News

usa US stocks open lower after two straight days of gains; Lowe's sinks on weak outlook

U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains.

57 minutes ago // Boston Herald

usa Wanted man rear-ends Washington police detective

SPOKANE, Wash. — Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane, Washington, detective's car.Police say the man's car crashed into the detective's car Tuesday, and police discovered he was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants related to driving and domestic violence.KREM reports the detective was treated for minor injuries.Information from: KREM-TV,

59 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.

59 minutes ago // Boston Herald

usa Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

NEW YORK New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a new production of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro."

1 hour ago // MSNBC

usa Rick Perry Turns Himself in for Felony Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry defiantly told supporters "we will prevail" before turning himself in to authorities on Tuesday.