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Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfather

The U.S. warship involved in the collision off Singapore before dawn Monday has a name many Americans recognize — but not for its father-and-son namesakes.

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost.

MORNING BRIEF: Solar eclipse; Trump to address nation

Americans are gearing up for the country’s first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast in 99 year.

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial

The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge at a bond hearing for the men.

FBI reportedly accepts new evidence with possible link to DB Cooper

The FBI has reportedly accepted new evidence that could be linked to the famous D.B. Cooper case that has stumped investigators for decades.

Fallen forensics: Judges routinely allow disavowed science

Two hairs that looked like the victim's; some dirt on a truck like that taken from the crime scene; a pattern on the bumper that resembled a design on the victim's popular brand of jeans.

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

Business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates up, but most think the impact will be fairly modest.

The Latest: Senator tweets prayers for USS John S. McCain

The Latest on the collision between a U.S. Navy ship and a merchant ship near Singapore (all times local): 10:45 a.m.

Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

Prosecutors say the fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched online between a professor and university employee.

Virginia police surprise boy at his police-themed birthday party

The Fairfax County Police helped a boy celebrate his birthday on Sunday in Virginia.

Residents feel earthquake near Alaska's largest city

A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state's biggest city.

Chicago stabbing part of sexual fantasy between Northwestern professor and Oxford employee, prosecutors say

A sexual fantasy plotted in an online chatroom led to the fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in July in Chicago, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused in the slaying.

Florida fishermen catch 11-foot alligator, catch even bigger one days later

Four fishermen in Pensacola, Florida, were in for the hunting season of a lifetime when they caught an 11-foot alligator on Tuesday, and made again headlines when they caught a 12-footer two days later.

Vandals strike Catholic missionary statue in Los Angeles

Los Angeles officials say vandals have defaced a statue of Father Junipero (hoo-NEE-perr-oh) Serra, the 18th century missionary canonized by Pope Francis.

Actor, Texas native, stabbed to death in Brooklyn in front of wife

George Carroll, 42, was stabbed to death on Friday night in Brooklyn while out with his wife.

Free speech supporters: Outnumbered, but rally was a success

Supporters of a small, conservative "free speech rally" held Saturday in Boston said that despite being outnumbered by tens of thousands of counterprotesters, their event was a success.

Child, 5, dead, parents injured in domestic violence incident at UNC-Chapel Hill

A domestic dispute has left one dead and two injured at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill early Sunday morning, authorities said.

1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor in North Carolina hopes for a 'justice river'

The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago — he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers through black neighborhoods in Greensboro.

Kansas City Confederate memorial to be moved after vandalism

Parks officials in Kansas City, Missouri, say an 83-year-old Confederate memorial will be removed after it was vandalized.

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