By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A proposed standard for federal cleanup of asbestos contamination in a Montana town concludes that even a tiny amount of the material can lead to lung problems - a benchmark far more rigorous than any in the past and one that the industry
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, and an auction house has put its sale on hold.
The planned Saturday auction was canceled Thursday after a
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Investigators have charged a federal inmate in the 2005 killing of his fiancee's 5-year-old daughter in Iowa.
Authorities said Thursday that Casey Frederiksen has been charged with first-degree murder and sexual abuse in the death of Evelyn Miller.
They announced the
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A chef who told police he boiled his wife's body for four days to hide evidence of her death was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder.
David Viens showed no reaction as the verdict was read. The sister of his victim burst out
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A manufacturer of the anesthetic blamed for Michael Jackson's death said Thursday it won't sell propofol for use in U.S. executions, a setback for Missouri and other states looking for an alternative after other drug makers also
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were
By MARK PRATTAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - John Silber, the sharp-tongued, pugnacious public intellectual who transformed Boston University during a quarter-century as president and mounted an unsuccessful run for governor of Massachusetts, died Thursday. He was 86.
Silber died of kidney
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Ecuador has asked Britain whether fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might be allowed to leave his London hideout for medical treatment, as the two countries met Thursday to seek to end a deadlock over the activist's fate.