St. Pat's parades proceed amid tension over gays
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill De Blasio was set to become the first mayor in decades to sit out New York City's traditional St. Patrick's Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs. But Ireland's Prime Minister refused to be sidelined, saying he'll join the procession Monday in Manhattan because the holiday is about Irishness, not sexuality.
Defense: General's deal drops sex assault charge
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army general was expected to enter pleas Monday in a deal that includes the dismissal of sexual assault charges stemming from accusations that he forced a subordinate officer to perform oral sex.
Winter not yet done, more snow for parts of US
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute Monday morning in parts of the Mid-Atlantic as frigid weather blew in just days before the start of spring.
Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.
US lags as commercial drones take off around globe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration's permission first.
'Best of best' of Ansel Adams' photos on display
LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the last years of his life, Ansel Adams pored over the tens of thousands of negatives he'd carefully stored since his teens, setting aside 70 he determined would stand as his greatest works of art.
Stepmom: Ex-Hawaii soldier's daughter hit often
HONOLULU (AP) — The stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors allege was beaten to death by her father testified Friday that she and the former Hawaii soldier abused the girl regularly and that they pulled her out of school so that others wouldn't see the signs the abuse left on the child's body.
Obama's promise to review deportations has risks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse.