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
Mobile users, click this link to see slideshow photos and video: http://tinyurl.com/oq8mo75SPOKANE, Wash. - Monkey see, monkey do, but it's not every day you see a monkey sitting in a chair, unless it's part of the 'Monkey in my Chair' program. The 'Monkey in my Chair' program sends out 'Monkey
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Public school students in the nation's largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The case against a woman who spent more than two decades on Arizona's death row in the murder of her 4-year-old son was dealt a crushing blow Wednesday when a judge ruled that a discredited detective won't be forced to testify at her retrial.
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
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.