By ALLEN G. BREED and TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - As Superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark.
New York was among the hardest hit,
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Texas death row inmate condemned for fatally shooting a firefighter.
The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Elroy Chester. Lawyers for Chester say he is mentally impaired, making him ineligible for execution under
By The Associated Press
The New York Stock Exchange planned a rare shutdown Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. The last time the NYSE closed down for a weather-related event was on Sept. 27, 1985, for Hurricane Gloria. Here's a look at other unusual NYSE closings throughout history.
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.
The death toll for what was
By JOSEPH WILSONAssociated Press
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Nearly 20 minutes into the latest clash between Spain's most popular football teams, Barcelona's 98,000-seat Camp Nou stadium erupted into a deafening roar. Tens of thousands of Catalans in the city at the heart of their
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - You'd think health insurance CEOs would be chilling the bubbly with Republican Mitt Romney's improved election prospects, but instead they're in a quandary.
Although the industry hates parts of President Barack Obama's
By AMY TAXINAssociated Press
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - The knock came at night more than 30 years ago. Hugo Van, then a young man, had a chance to flee newly communist Vietnam and walk to freedom.
There were no guarantees, but Van didn't hesitate to take the risk. With a few hundred dollars, he
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The protesters converged on the conference center housing Libya's newly elected congress, trying to force their way in past startled guards. Mostly young and half of them women in headscarves, they demanded an end to the siege of the town
By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - While prosecutors weigh what to do about a suspect who surprisingly surfaced this spring in the landmark 1979 disappearance case of Etan Patz, the man who was the prime suspect for years is about to go free after more than two
By DIRK LAMMERSAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Torrential overnight rains had washed away the blood so the searchers at first thought the pale form lying on the earthen berm might be a mannequin.
"I almost didn't believe it," recalled former Lincoln County Sheriff Ken Albers, the