MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers.
EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story
WASHINGTON (AP) - A watchdog group says congressional investigators should review whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private travel expenses.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The driver of a pickup truck that a Southern California commuter train smashed into at a railroad crossing did "all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help before the crash that injured dozens, his lawyer said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is pressing Secretary of State John Kerry about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb.
SEATTLE (AP) - For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A commuter train slammed into a truck stuck on the tracks early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring 28 people in the fiery crash in California.
The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald drew expressions of disappointment but no demand for his resignation Tuesday, one day after he apologized for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces.
PRAGUE (AP) - A man opened fire Tuesday in a restaurant in the Czech Republic, an attack that left at least eight people dead, the town's mayor said. It was the worst shooting attack in the country's history.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key committee chairman and the head of the American Legion expressed disappointment Tuesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, who erroneously claimed he served in the military's special forces.
OXNARD (AP) - A Metrolink train crashed into a truck and derailed early Tuesday, injuring dozens of people.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded several Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a high-stakes civil trial.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.
ZURICH (AP) - Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."
BAGHDAD (AP) - Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) - More rain fell on Houston on Wednesday, threatening to complicate the cleanup after a long holiday weekend of storms and floods that left at least 17 dead and more than a dozen others missing in Texas and Oklahoma.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Californians who visit crisis pregnancy centers must know whether the facility is licensed and that abortion is an option under legislation advanced Tuesday by the state Assembly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A major water wholesaler on Tuesday added $350 million to its budget to replenish a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought with homeowners, landlords and businesses looking to replace water-draining lawns.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day, police said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they're working on is very relevant to what's going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Fighters backing Yemen's exiled government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces' first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite rebels in airstrikes.
NEW YORK (AP) - As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A 22-year-old Oxnard resident was saved after a motorcyclist passed and saw a man struggling in the surf.
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) - Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.