By VERENA DOBNIK and JAKE PEARSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - FBI agents with jackhammers and shovels were digging Tuesday under a New York City house once occupied by a famed gangster who inspired Robert De Niro's character in the movie "Goodfellas."
James Burke, the late Lucchese crime
By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky man who goes by the online name KyAnonymous said Tuesday he is the target of an investigation into who hacked into an Ohio high school's computer and posted a video related the rape of a teenage girl at an alcohol-
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Radar indicated a tornado briefly touched down Tuesday over the east runways of Denver International Airport, where thousands of people took shelter in bathrooms, stairwells and other safe spots until the dangerous weather passed, officials said.
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - One of several Cuban dissidents recently allowed to visit Europe and the U.S. after Cuba changed its travel laws said Tuesday she decided to seek refuge in Miami after facing continued repression on the island.
Rosa Maria Paya said she and her
By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's personal chef described for jurors the home lives of the children during the final months of the singer's life and their ongoing grief over their father's death nearly four years ago.
Gone are the
UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) - A 6-year-old San Francisco Bay area boy has died after he was attacked by a relative's dog. Authorities say the attack occurred around 11:30 a.m. Monday at a grandparent's home in Union City. The dog has been described as a pit bull or pit bull
NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, officials said last month, the number of zones would double and encompass about 600,000
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar - but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.
On July 1, Medicare
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a chaotic search for a murder suspect that was recorded by a reality TV crew.
Loud voices could be
By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Nearly four years after the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage, the Army psychiatrist charged in the case will finally go on trial after a judge Tuesday refused his request for a three-month delay.
Jury selection in Maj. Nidal Hasan's
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has eight new astronauts - its first new batch in four years.
Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. A female helicopter pilot also is in the group. In fact, four of
UPDATE: The female driver has been identified as Jennifer A. Schmidt of Spokane Valley. The male driver has been identified as Sean D. Moss. Both Schmidt and Moss were life-flighted by Medstar to Sacred Heart. The State Patrol says both vehicles were totaled and both drivers were wearing seatbelts
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to a person with a weapon call near the area of 13600 E. 20th Ave. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim homeowner detaining the suspect, later