ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teen has earned his Eagle Scout badge by accomplishing an unusual service project: Sinking a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — State troopers started stopping and screening travelers entering Southeast Texas from Louisiana on Sunday, in accordance with an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott....
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Texas extending a mandatory self-quarantine to drivers crossing over from neighboring Louisiana, one of the hot spots in the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., began Monday...
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” shows, his chops have gathered no moss.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Aubrey Griffin took a look around Walsh Gym on the campus of Seton Hall, knowing she would recognize a few names.
“I wanted to see where my mom and my dad went to...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Challenged for the first time this season, top-ranked Oregon responded in typical fashion.
Leading No. 17 Syracuse by just one point at halftime, the Ducks broke open...
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas officials say a federal disaster declaration has been granted for six Southeast Texas counties that sustained severe flooding caused last month by the remnants of Tropical...
Syracuse isn't where it hoped to be when the season started, but there's nothing like a win to alter the mindset.
"Without a doubt, man, I feel like a change is coming," senior defensive end...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas "childhood sweethearts" were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A newlywed Southeast Texas couple was killed when their car and a truck towing a trailer collided moments after the couple was wed.
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Authorities have used DNA testing to identify a Texas woman found dead 40 years ago and previously known as "Orange Socks" for the only clothing on her body.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding private non-profit organizations in Vermont about an upcoming deadline to apply for loans to help recover from damage...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — His final day of work last Friday was no different from when Willie Sumlar started on Aug. 12, 1957.
"I was trying to get stuff done," Sumlar said. "You know me, I...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration will make six counties eligible for federal aid for damage caused when heavy rain and snowmelt caused dangerous flooding in April in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-4 finish with a big win in the Sugar Bowl energized Texas football to levels not seen in years.
Now the program needs to keep it from leaking right back out through...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter to death with a hammer was naked and blood-stained when he told police officers he had killed the toddler,...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Police say a Southeast Texas man who used a hammer to kill his 2-year-old daughter is being held on $2 million bond after being arraigned on a capital murder...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is seeking federal disaster funds to help five Vermont counties repair damage caused by a severe winter storm that started in late November.
The Republican governor's office says a preliminary assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found $1.1 million in damage to public infrastructure, exceeding the minimum eligible threshold for a disaster declaration.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray had it all working: pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to the finish.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is seeking a damage assessment of the recent winter storm and power outages to see if the state qualifies for federal disaster assistance.
Officials say Vermont must show that it incurred at least $1 million in response and infrastructure recovery costs to qualify for federal help.
The storm starting on Nov. 26 dropped heavy, wet snow, taking down trees and power lines, causing tens of thousands of power outages.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament.
The players, some venturing outside of Memphis for the first time in their lives, built bonds on the field and off, says one of their coaches, Matt King.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the youth football players and adults who were injured when a charter bus rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals, officials said Tuesday as they identified the bus driver and a child who was killed.
Saline County Deputy Coroner Allen West confirmed Tuesday that 9-year-old Kameron Johnson died when the bus crashed in the early morning darkness Monday along Interstate 30 near Benton, Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said.
Arkansas State Police said the bus crashed along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. Police said most of the injured were children and that they were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a bus crash in Arkansas that killed a third grader from Tennessee and left more than 40 others injured (all times local):
A former member of a Tennessee youth football program that lost a player in a pre-dawn bus crash in Arkansas says the program can keep children from being lured into a world of drugs and crime.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama was the easy pick. Oklahoma was the difficult choice.
They're on equal footing now.
Top-seeded Alabama (13-0) will continue its quest for a second consecutive national championship in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29, when the Crimson Tide will take on the fourth-seeded Sooners (12-1) — who got to the College Football Playoff semifinals on the strength of their Big 12 championship win over Texas.
No. 12 Syracuse (8-2, No. 12 CFP) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0, No. 3 CFP), 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman drew a giant No. 3 on the whiteboard at the half.
He knew his team had to figure out a way to stop Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter, who had 15 points in the first half, if the 18th-ranked Orange wanted to beat No. 20 Texas A&M.
His players responded, holding Carter to just three points in the second half and the Orange went on to a 75-65 victory on Wednesday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Down by six points with two minutes to play, Oregon coach Kelly Graves chose "to let the flow go" rather than call a timeout.
Sabrina Ionescu had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Erin Boley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left, helping the third-ranked Ducks top No. 18 Syracuse 75-73 on Saturday.
"That's why Sabrina is Sabrina," Graves said. "I told her, 'You played like an All-American tonight,' and that's what she's supposed to do."
ORANGE, Va. (AP) — Parents of children with disabilities rarely, if ever, take time off from caregiving. Between setting up childcare, taking time to plan and the cost of travel, vacations often aren't worth it.
But caregiving can take a lot out of you.
That's where A Mother's Rest comes in. The Afton-based nonprofit, founded by Andrea Roberts in February 2017, provides affordable, three-night respite retreats at upscale bed and breakfasts for parents of special-needs children.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Competitive eating titan Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has downed 206 chicken wings in 12 minutes to notch a repeat win in an annual championship in Buffalo, New York.
The National Buffalo Wing Festival tweeted the results of Sunday's contest.
Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, Massachusetts, took second place by eating 194 wings. Darron Breeden of Orange, Virginia, came in third with 182.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say the Pamunkey and North Anna branches of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are having a harmful algae bloom.
The Virginia Department of Health is advising the public to avoid contact with the lake in some areas until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels.
Some harmful algae can cause skin rash and gastrointestinal illnesses.
MINERAL, Va. (AP) — Safety officials are planning to stage a mock emergency at Dominion Energy's Louisa County nuclear power plant to test emergency procedures onsite and in surrounding communities.
The drill is scheduled for Tuesday at the North Anna Power Station.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff agreements for the Cotton Bowl Classic, Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl have been extended six years through 2026.
Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, made the announcement Friday.
"The communities of greater Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta have fully embraced the opportunity to be a part of this very popular event and to showcase the unique opportunities they offer to visitors," Hancock said.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Leaders of areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey are questioning how they will pay the local share of flood control projects only partly funded by the federal government.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that Texas would get nearly $5 billion for flood mitigation projects.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local):
The American Red Cross has been opening shelters in areas along the Texas coast that have been inundated by flooding from heavy rains over the last few days.
Jackie Drake, spokeswoman for the group's Texas Gulf Coast region, says about 160 people were expected at a shelter at an elementary school that opened Wednesday afternoon in Weslaco, which is in far South Texas near the border with Mexico.
ORANGE, Va. (AP) — A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been sentenced to 184 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls.
WRIC-TV reports that 57-year-old Cathy Smith Rothgeb was sentenced Monday by an Orange County judge
ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The $22,650 she just won will take Jenny Rodriguez far from her New Jersey home. But the high school senior says she doesn't see the hefty scholarship -- which she won from a pool of more than 15,000 applicants nationwide -- as a ticket out. Instead, it's chance for her to do more good for her hometown of Orange, she says.
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a Massachusetts man charged with killing a 95-year-old man and severely injuring his 77-year-old wife during a home invasion in 2016 have heard a recorded statement he made to police.