Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage

Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down.

US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Police handcuffed several protesters in New York and Detroit on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

Google’s health startup forges venture with AbbVie

Google’s ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Police officer fatally shot in upstate NY

The officer was shot just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, in a shootout with a suspect during a chase, Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said.

Passenger speaks out about airline seat dispute

The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded.

Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban

The ruling broke a string of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate “unusual activity” that would point to a hack.

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

The Islamic State group is a far superior threat today than al-Qaida was in 2001. It is richer, operates a modern, effective media arm and holds much more territory than al-Qaida ever did.