By KEVIN BEGOSAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to view a pack of African painted dogs, who pounced on the child and mauled him, police said.
It was not clear
LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho State Police say 19-year-old Chad Vincent Gardner is the inmate who died in the Nez Perce County Jail over the weekend.
Gardner was being held on a Kootenai County probation violation. He was being housed in Lewiston due to overcrowding in the Coeur d'Alene.
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A low-flying police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed.
Federal authorities were investigating what
By The Associated Press
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 107 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 2.2 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A former California principal accused of failing to report the suspected sexual abuse of a young student at her school tearfully told jurors that she believed a teacher when he told her the reason he had blindfolded the girl and put something in her mouth was to teach her
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Texas state police said Friday they have asked for a federal investigation of a chase in which a trooper fired on a fleeing pickup truck from a helicopter, resulting in the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants who were hiding in the
By JENNIFER PELTZ and RACHEL COHENAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A man trying to hike the entire 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail was rescued Friday after calling 911 to say he didn't think he'd be able to make it out of a section in Tennessee because he was blocked by snowdrifts up to 5 feet high.
Great Smoky Mountains
By ED WHITE and JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Prosecutors on Friday detained 33 government officials and bankers on suspicion of money laundering and fraud that cost Romania €22 million ($28.5 million).
The detainees included three Economy Ministry officials, the deputy chairman of the French-owned Romanian