Get the latest U.S. news headlines from Yahoo! News. Find breaking U.S. news, including analysis and opinion on top U.S. stories.
Updated: 31 min 46 sec ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona cities and counties that hold community gun buyback events will have to sell the surrendered weapons instead of destroying them under a bill Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was on display Monday during opening statements in his mother's wrongful death case against concert promoter AEG Live.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A man who told authorities months ago that he wanted to be killed by police entered a suburban Salt Lake City police station Monday and pointed a gun at an officer and a records clerk, prompting another officer to open fire on him, wounding the man in the arm.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former chef at the Virginia governor's mansion who is facing felony embezzlement charges filed court papers Monday saying he gave investigators evidence alleging lavish gift-taking and other wrongdoing involving Gov. Bob McDonnell more than a year ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Two small airplanes apparently collided in midair over the Southern California mountains Monday, sending one crashing into a rocky ridge while the second was able to maneuver a belly-flop landing on a nearby golf course, officials said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who fatally shot a woman who was holding her 10-day old son.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A female soldier in the U.S. Army pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of desertion after fleeing to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war.
HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities are investigating why a baby girl was found abandoned on a Hawaii beach hours after birth.
By Terry Baynes (Reuters) - Prominent criminal defense lawyer Judy Clarke, who has represented defendants in some of the most high-profile death penalty cases in recent years, has joined the legal defense team for accused Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to court documents. San Diego-based Clarke defended Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty last year to an Arizona shooting rampage that wounded then-U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords and was spared the death penalty. ...
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed in mountainous terrain in Southern California on Monday, about the same time a second plane made an emergency landing on a nearby golf course.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo's latest slate of original programming is led by Ed Helms as a 4-inch-tall crime fighter.
(Reuters) - U.S. forecasters on Monday cut their predictions for peak flooding on the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota, welcome news for weary residents who are expected to see the river reach its highest levels of the season within two days. The National Weather Service said it expects the north-flowing river to rise to 35.5 feet on Wednesday in Fargo, down from an estimate of 37 feet issued on Sunday and a forecast for as much as a 40-foot crest less than a week ago. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are still trying to figure out details of Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons against its own people, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday, as international officials pressed for broader access to suspected attack sites.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins — "I'm gay" — reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson has become the first amputee to complete Army air assault school, a course so grueling his prosthetic leg broke twice over the 10 days spent rappelling down ropes, navigating obstacle courses and completing strenuous road marches.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Preparations for a major Red River flood may be all for naught.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert promoter AEG Live.
By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three recreational abalone divers died in separate drownings over the weekend in a 24-hour period along northern California's coast, police and coroner officials said on Monday. Diving for abalone, a prized mollusk, can be dangerous, but law enforcement officials said they knew of no other time when three people trying to catch them died in a single weekend. "It's very unusual," said Mendocino County Sergeant Scott Poma, the chief deputy coroner. ...