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January 18, 2017 11:21 PM FBI Investigating Threats to Jewish Centers

Federal authorities say they're investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department's civil-rights division are investigating "possible civil rights violations in connection with threats." The statement from the agency's Washington headquarters doesn't characterize the threats. But the Anti-Defamation 12

January 18, 2017 11:15 PM The Latest: George HW Bush, Barbara, in hospital overnight

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, will remain hospitalized overnight at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says physicians initially believed the 92-year-old former president would be released later this week following several days of treatment for respiratory issues related to pneumonia, but his stay has been extended 9

January 18, 2017 10:48 PM Maine to face competitive 2017 schedule

(STATS) - Maine coach Joe Harasymiak's second season in 2017 will include a pair of games against FBS opponents. Highlights of the Black Bears' 11-game schedule which was announced Wednesday are a Sept. 30 visit to Central Florida and a Nov. 11 matchup against UMass at Fenway Park. After a record-setting season for home attendance, Maine will host five opponents 12

January 18, 2017 3:47 PM The Daily 202: Lamar Alexander is dragging Betsy DeVos across the finish line to become secretary of education

THE BIG IDEA: No senator has done more to shield a Donald Trump cabinet pick from scrutiny and tough questions than Lamar Alexander has for Betsy DeVos. After postponing the secretary of education nominee’s hearing for a week, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (known as HELP) rescheduled it for last night at the very unusual 19

January 18, 2017 10:37 AM Pruitt's political operation becomes a weapon for Dems

As Democrats look for an opening to derail Scott Pruitt's nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, they're zeroing in on his leadership of a group of Republican attorneys general with close ties to fossil-fuel companies he'd have to regulate for Donald Trump. After initially focusing on Pruitt's resistance to climate change science, Democrats 12

January 18, 2017 10:22 AM George H.W. Bush Hospitalized for ‘Shortness of Breath’

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing "shortness of breath," his office confirmed early Wednesday. Earlier, local media quoted his chief of staff as saying the 41st president was expected to go home from Houston Methodist Hospital in a few days. "He's there. He's fine and he's doing really well," the Houston 15

January 17, 2017 5:39 PM 'Gazillions' of natural ice balls cover Lake Michigan beach

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A visitor to the Lake Michigan shore captured video of a rare phenomenon -- hundreds of naturally-forming ice balls washing ashore. Michigan resident Stacey Anne Leeson captured photos and video Saturday showing the ice balls littering Port Shelton Beach after washing in with the tide. "Gazillions of ice balls along the Lake Michigan 10

January 17, 2017 5:24 AM These are the Dems not going to Trump's inauguration

Congressional Democrats may have accepted the outcome of the election by now, but that doesn't mean they have to like it. Since December, several House members said they would not attend Donald Trump's presidential inauguration Friday. The number of Democratic representatives multiplied after Trump's insulted John C. Lewis, the veteran House member and civil 21

January 14, 2017 9:16 PM Stony Brook uses another big run for 74-54 win over Maine

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Lucas Woodhouse scored 20 points, Tyrell Sturdivant added 16 and Stony Brook used a big run in the second half to defeat Maine 74-54 on Saturday. After Wes Myers of Maine made a layup at the 14:41 mark of the second half to even the game at 42, the seventh tie to go with 13 lead changes, the Seawolves reeled off 23-straight points 11

January 14, 2017 12:33 AM Democrats accuse FBI director of stonewalling on Trump-Russia ties, as more call for him to step down

More Democrats are calling for FBI Director James B. Comey’s resignation after a closed-door briefing on the intelligence community’s Russian hacking report Friday, during which members say Comey stonewalled them about whether the FBI is investigating alleged links between President-elect Donald J. Trump and the Russian government. Democrats accused 19