By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters rejected the latest attempt to repeal California's death penalty, dealing a blow to activists who saw the election as their best chance in 35 years to end capital punishment in the state.
Officials were still counting
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man has pleaded guilty to fatally burning an elderly woman inside the elevator of her apartment building.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Jerome Isaac had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, arson and torture in the December 2011 death of Deloris Gillespie in
By GREG RISLING and LINDA DEUTSCHAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A refrigerator, not a stove, might be to blame for causing a fire at a Texas home day care that killed four children and injured three others, an engineering expert told jurors Wednesday during the owner's murder trial.
By COLLEEN LONG and FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people
By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
A former suspect in the 1979 disappearance of a New York City boy walked out of a northeastern Pennsylvania prison Wednesday morning after more than a quarter-century behind bars and was promptly arrested by state police, accused of a Megan's Law