By COLLEEN SLEVIN and P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - The sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted.
The case has seen a number of twists since Jessica Ridgeway vanished Friday on
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - State governments should abolish the use of solitary confinement for offenders under 18, whether as a punitive or protective measure, two of America's leading advocates for prisoners' rights said in report Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A teenager charged in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers went on trial on murder charges Tuesday, waving to prospective jurors when he was introduced in court and taking notes and conferring with his attorneys
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for a man charged with assaulting police during a post-wedding brawl in Philadelphia says his client has posted bail and will fight the charges.
Twenty-six-year-old Westfield, N.J., resident Matthew Sofka had been attending his brother's wedding over the weekend and
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit bags and they should have them replaced at their own expense, the Obama administration warned Wednesday.
Most at risk are motorists who have had their
By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELAssociated Press
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Dozens of students gathered at the site of a deadly campus shooting on Wednesday to protest the killing of a naked, unarmed student by a University of South Alabama police officer.
A smaller group rallied to support the embattled
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish jets on Wednesday forced a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport on suspicion that it might be carrying weapons or other military equipment, amid heightened tensions between Turkey and Syria that have sparked fears of a
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California man behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied Wednesday that he violated terms of his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction by using aliases and lying about his role in the movie.
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - South Korean security officials screened a man with a bulletproof vest before he got on a flight to Los Angeles, but a banned smoke grenade made it through in his checked luggage, along with a cache of knives, handcuffs
By ADAM SCHRECKAP Business Writer
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Flights were snarled at the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai early Wednesday after a backup system needed to deal with heavy fog failed, forcing airlines to divert dozens of planes.
The airport operator, Dubai