By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.
The Library of Congress, which holds the largest
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and journalists.
By JEANNIE NUSSAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Jersey Bridgeman endured a lot in her young life, including abuse at the hands of her father and stepmother, but school officials say she was still a happy little girl.
Now, with the couple away in prison for chaining her to a dresser
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Bryce Bayer, a retired Kodak scientist and the inventor of a widely used color filter array that bears his name, has died. He was 83.
Bayer, of Brunswick, Maine, died Nov. 13, a spokeswoman for Direct Cremation of Maine confirmed Friday. The cause of death wasn't released
By The Associated Press
A line of craft kits that resemble a turkey were recalled because the magnets involved in the assembly pose a serious internal injury risk if they are ingested. Other recalls this week included pajamas that fail to meet flammability standards.
Here's a more detailed
By DANICA COTOAssociated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Former championship boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown.
Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation's capital and a death toll that ticked upward daily. Dead bodies, sometimes several a night, had homicide detectives hustling between crime scenes and
By MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
BURNSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A skinny, three-legged black bear had become a fixture at an upscale housing community deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, rummaging through trash cans and playfully ambling along the golf course
After the bear started
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions.
By JOHN MILLERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a Boise zoo, prosecutors allege.
Michael J. Watkins entered Zoo Boise on Saturday morning, manipulated a lock to get