By AMY TAXINAssociated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A $5.8 million agreement has been reached to settle lawsuits over a 2010 desert off-road race crash that killed eight people and injured 12 on federally owned land in California, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney Katherine Harvey-Lee, who
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most
By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKIAssociated Press
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A man fatally shot during a carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall was full of integrity and chivalry, insisting on carrying packages and heavy things for others, mourners recalled at his funeral Wednesday - noting that his final act was
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - University of Maryland police say finals-week offerings left around a statue of the school's mascot, Testudo, caught fire overnight, but the bronze terrapin is unharmed.
Officers were called to the statue in front McKeldin Library early Wednesday and found notes and
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A bankruptcy judge has ruled that Casey Anthony won't have to pay most of her debts, discharging what she owes except for those related to student loans or criminal fines, if she has them.
Judge K. Rodney May signed the order Tuesday for Anthony, who filed for bankruptcy in
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Bernie Goetz said he thought he was going to be mugged by a man who turned out to be a plainclothes cop arresting him in a low-level drug sting - the same explanation he used nearly three decades ago when he opened fire on four panhandling youths on a
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sent its strongest signal of confidence in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, deciding that the nation's economic prospects are finally bright enough to withstand a slight pullback in stimulus
By TRAVIS LOLLERAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Firefighters stopped trying to put out a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee Wednesday afternoon because of fears that two 1,000-gallon propane tanks there could explode.
Kim Skelton in the Hickman County
SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE:Wife's Ashes Taken During BurglaryTuesday, December 17th, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Zlateff responded to a residential burglary call near the 26000 block of East Eastland Road in Newman Lake. The victim said sometime in the past 24 hrs
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison for terror suspects.
The deal would lift the most rigid
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
By STAN LEHMANAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday she would not comment on the letter written by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in which he said he was willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying on its soil but could only do so if