By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fugitive murderer from New Jersey could be tried as a terrorist today because he helped hijack an airliner in 1972, a former FBI agent who worked on the case for 17 years said Wednesday.
R.J. Gallagher told Congress that George Wright,
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - An eyewear website operator was imprisoned without bail Wednesday after witnesses said he threatened them with murder or rape when they complained about eyeglass orders.
U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan ordered Vitaly Borker, 36
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky state representative has died more than a year after suffering a head injury while trying to break up a fight among students at the high school where he taught math.
House Republican spokesman Mike Goins confirmed 50-year-old Dewayne Bunch's death in a
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state has secured 20 new doses of the execution drug pentobarbital, one month before the state is scheduled to put an inmate to death.
Pruitt announced Wednesday that his office and the Department of Corrections tried for a year
By COLLEEN SLEVINAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Richard B. Scudder, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died Wednesday at his home in New Jersey. He was 99.
By KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Oglala Sioux tribal officials want federal authorities to reopen investigations into 16 more unresolved deaths and disappearances at a South Dakota reservation, including one dating back nearly 50 years, a lawyer for the tribe said
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A Longview man described by authorities as "borderline mentally retarded" will spend 90 days in jail or under house arrest for allowing his 5-year-old dog to starve to death in his back yard last year. The Daily News reports that (http://is.gd/4BLz6S ) 30-
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):
1. WHAT MITT ROMNEY WILL SAY TO BLACK VOTERS
The likely GOP presidential nominee will address the NAACP in speech his advisers say will focus on the
By JOANN LOVIGLIOAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A nondescript building on a quiet street somewhere outside Philadelphia holds a secret stash of treasures that have been waiting patiently for more than a century for a permanent place to call home.
Carefully stacked on shelves, hanging on
By GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The president of Florida A&M University abruptly resigned Wednesday, the latest in a series of blows to the college and its famed marching band following the hazing death of a drum major.
James Ammons' announcement appeared to take