- In-home child care providers face unannounced inspections Updated: Aug-31-15 3:55 pm
BEND, Oregon - Under a new state rule, Oregon officials are showing up unannounced at homes of certain licensed child care providers.
- Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs Updated: Aug-30-15 9:25 pm
Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, promising multiple costume changes as host.
- Katrina cottages create opportunities for entrepreneurs Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - From Gulfport to Gautier to Ocean Springs, Bobby Windham has crisscrossed the Mississippi Gulf Coast living in Katrina cottages.
- Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia Updated: Aug-29-15 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.
- Roswell considers tattoo parlor regulations Updated: Aug-29-15 11:47 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - Tattoo artists in Roswell could face more regulations under a proposed city ordinance.
- New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds Updated: Aug-29-15 11:19 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Children of all ages would be barred from using tanning beds in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early Updated: Aug-28-15 9:46 pm
NEW YORK - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?
- Antonio Banderas swaps film for fashion with college stint Updated: Aug-27-15 12:21 pm
LONDON - Antonio Banderas has swapped film for fashion, at least temporarily.
- A quaint rite: Harvesting broadcast's fall crop of new shows Updated: Aug-26-15 11:24 am
NEW YORK - It's an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com "Manhattan Love Story" ... the heart-tugging youth drama, "Red Band Society" ... and don't forget "Mulaney," an autobiographical sitcom about a promising young standup.
- Talladega mayor loses re-election bid after assault Updated: Aug-25-15 11:47 pm
TALLADEGA, Alabama - An Alabama mayor who had been re-elected in 2011 despite a federal conviction and recently was recovering from an assault lost a bid for a fifth term in office Tuesday.
- Woman found dead in Robison County beauty shop Updated: Aug-25-15 6:35 am
FAIRMONT, North Carolina - One woman has died and several others were treated for chemical exposure at a beauty shop in Robison County.
- Brookings hair salon owner has talent for fundraisers Updated: Aug-23-15 11:13 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - After working at a corporate hair salon that didn't allow her to provide free cuts to a boy with cancer and a soldier who later died in combat, a Brookings woman opened her own salon to help people in need.
- Bloomington seamstress creates winning Gen Con costume Updated: Aug-18-15 5:04 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - It all started with a pink sewing machine that has led seamstress Jan Lamm to a nice online business and a recent award for her work at Gen Con in Indianapolis.
- Stella McCartney halts use of Patagonian wool Updated: Aug-17-15 10:40 am
LONDON - British fashion designer Stella McCartney says she'll stop using wool from an Argentine supplier amid concerns about the treatment of sheep.
- District riven by religious favoritism claims gets monitor Updated: Aug-15-15 2:32 pm
SUFFERN, New York - When his fifth-grade son struggled with a question on primary colors posed by the TV show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," David Curry saw just how bad things have gotten in the troubled East Ramapo school district.
- Mayor suspects assault tied to election, not rumored affair Updated: Aug-15-15 11:35 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - An Alabama mayor who was re-elected despite a federal conviction says recovering from an assault outside a barbershop where he works part time and allegations of a sex tape with the suspect's wife won't derail the final push of his campaign for a fifth term.
- NY law to require single-use needles for tattooing, piercing Updated: Aug-14-15 4:03 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York will soon require single-use needles and inks by tattoo and piercing studios.
- Sammy Davis Jr. pendant among Elvis artifacts auctioned Updated: Aug-14-15 3:25 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A diamond and gold pendant Elvis Presley gave Sammy Davis Jr. was among 160 authenticated artifacts sold Thursday evening during an auction at the King of Rock 'n' Roll's longtime Memphis, Tennessee, home.
- Mapuche indigenous culture thrives in Chile and abroad Updated: Aug-12-15 12:17 am
SANTIAGO, Chile - Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile's modern capital is a straw hut that's a sign of growing respect for the Andean country's long-disdained indigenous past.
- Children read to Iowa barber in exchange for haircuts Updated: Aug-10-15 5:03 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Children who read books to a local barber have received a free haircut as part of a community event in Dubuque to help families prepare for the upcoming school year.
- Hiker suffers injuries after falling on New Hampshire trail Updated: Aug-10-15 2:10 am
PITTSBURG, New Hampshire - Authorities say a hiker wearing sandals slipped and fell on rocks while climbing down a steep trail on Magalloway Mountain in Pittsburg.
- Bearded dudes set out to help community Updated: Aug-06-15 5:34 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Goatee. Chinstrap. Muttonchops. Soul Patch. French fork. The Phil Robertson.
- 2 sentenced for distributing counterfeit Botox Updated: Aug-05-15 9:52 am
ST. LOUIS - Two residents of Canada have been sentenced to prison for distributing counterfeit, misbranded and adulterated Botox.
- 2nd Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing Updated: Aug-05-15 12:18 am
LOS ANGELES - A search is underway for a second Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete who vanished near Los Angeles on Monday night, just hours after his teammate was found safe.
- Designer Arnold Scaasi dead at 85 Updated: Aug-04-15 5:20 pm
NEW YORK - Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose bright, flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and film stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, has died. He was 85.