Updated: 4:25 AM Transportation safety officials are exploring ways to eliminate drunken driving deaths, which account for about a third of the nation's more than 30,000 annual traffic fatalities -- a share that has remained stubbornly unchanged since the late-1990s.
The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to hear recommendations o
Updated: 4:27 AM The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
The multi-million dollar ad campaign is unusual not just because it unites rivals, but because it represents companies warning against the dangers of their own products.
Updated: 4:28 AM President Barack Obama's political support group is joining with a Republican pro-immigration organization and an effort run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help boost support for a comprehensive immigration bill.
Organizing for Action, a grassroots group run by Obama loyalists that grew out of his 2012 re-election campaign, will co-sponsor a so-called "virtual march on Washington" planned for next week aimed at getting people to use social media platforms to register their support for the immigration legislation.
Updated: 3:49 AM New Orleans police say 19 people have been wounded in a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday.
Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an email that many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening. No deaths were reported.
Posted: 10:46 PM Tough calls don't often confront the people responsible for deciding who belongs on a national memorial for officers killed in the line of duty.
But recognizing fallen men and women in blue isn't always a black-and-white decision.
Posted: 10:26 PM Scientists are on a mission to track the carbon footprints of large cities that are increasingly responsible for human-caused global warming.
Instruments perched in the mountains above Los Angeles monitor carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases spewing from factories and freeways. Similar contraptions atop the Eiffel Tower and elsewhere around Paris keep a pulse on emissions from smokestacks and automobile tailpipes. There's also talk of outfitting Sao Paulo, Brazil, with sensors that sniff the byproducts of burning fossil fuels.
Posted: 9:28 PM Many Americans admit they've done it, but safety experts say drowsy driving is a problem motorists are just starting to wake up to.
A fatigue expert on the National Transportation Safety Board says drowsy driving can be as bad as drunken driving.
Updated: 2:12 AM New Jersey State Police say a standoff with an armed man at a Trenton home has been resolved and three children are safe. State police Sgt. Adam Grossman also said early Sunday that the area is secure.
Posted: 8:30 AM Levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air have hit a milestone of 400 parts per million.
Pieter Tans, who monitors levels for the U.S. government, said the last time carbon dioxide levels were this high was about 2 million years ago.
Updated: 9:37 AM It will be a place of learning again, not a monument to a massacre.
A task force of elected officials in Newtown, Conn., has voted to tear down Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December. The task force has recommended that a new school be constructed on the same site.
Posted: 12:07 AM A school bus carrying a high school sports team has overturned in far-western Kentucky, injuring several students.
Kentucky State Police said the bus was carrying the Union County High School girls' softball team and had 28 people on board when the accident occurred just before 5 p.m. CDT, on U.S. 60 in Livingston County, along the Ohio River.
Updated: 7:14 AM Rescue workers in Bangladesh say they may have found a survivor buried amid the wreckage of a garment factory building that collapsed 17 days ago. Workers at the site had been clearing the rubble since the collapse April 24. More than 2,500 people were rescued in the immediate aftermath of the Army officials order workers to stop clearing the site Friday as they tried to free a person they said might still be alive.
Updated: 7:13 AM The man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his Cleveland home terrorized and beat the mother of his children and locked her indoors, her relatives say. Several relatives of Grimilda Figueroa have painted a nightmarish portrait of Ariel Castro's family life as authorities made public horrifying details of the abuse endured by the imprisoned women.
Updated: 7:14 AM Whole Foods Market Inc. says labels on a chicken salad and those on a vegan version of the salad were reversed at some of its cold food bars in the Northeast. Whole Foods says the mislabeled salads -- a curried chicken salad and a vegan curried "chick'n" salad -- were sold in 15 stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. They were sold on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Posted: 5:14 PM Minnesota is positioned to become the 12th state to approve gay marriages following a historic vote in the state House. The 75-59 vote Thursday was seen as pivotal for the measure, which would allow same-sex weddings beginning Aug. 1.
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