LOS ANGELES — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
The two Arkansas House Republicans who voted against a pilot drug-testing program for welfare recipients are disavowing their March 30 votes, saying they pushed the red "nay" button on their desks when they meant to press the green "yea" button.
BALTIMORE -- Richard Sung Kang's American dream came crashing down in a shower of broken glass.
April Seggebruch splashed out on the floor -- hands propping her chin up and feet kicking absent-mindedly behind her -- while watching the Dallas Cowboys play. Her sister Lindsey stood stoically behind the TV, wondering how she got talked into holding the "rabbit ears" for her.
WASHINGTON -- The skies above the U.S. military's counterterrorism hub on the Horn of Africa have become chronically dangerous, with pilots forced to rely on local air traffic controllers who fall asleep on the job, commit errors at astronomical rates and are hostile to Americans, documents show.
We now know without a doubt what it means when a scandal-ridden government agency pledges accountability for corrupt and under-performing employees: It's an empty promise.
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A massive blaze that started at a church and ripped through several buildings in northern New Jersey has been brought under control.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.