By EMOKE BEBIAK and KIM CHAKANETSAAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A cargo train collided with a truck carrying farm workers at a crossing in South Africa Friday, killing at least 26 people and leaving bodies strewn across the scene of the accident, officials said.
Provincial spokesman Joseph
By MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston's name was complete, as was her Seattle address.
Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998.
A group called the
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's former Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Kyros has died at age 86.
Kyros represented Maine's 1st Congressional District from 1967 to 1975, a turbulent period that included the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. He initially was supportive of war policies but
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) - Before he killed his wife and teen daughter and retreated to a remote bunker in Washington's Cascade Mountains, Peter Keller recorded a video explaining his mindset: He was bored.
"It's getting to the point where just trying to live and
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
TULTITLAN, Mexico (AP) - Deported from the United States after years working construction in New Jersey, Hector Augusto Lopez decided to rebuild his life in his hometown in eastern Honduras.
He found a steady job in a shoe store in Catacamas. Then, in March,
By NANCY ARMOURAP National Writer
For decades Penn State was considered special, immune from the corruption of college athletics by virtue of Joe Paterno's high ideals, long list of victories and even longer list of graduates.
Now, to many people outside Penn State and even some insiders,
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Lawyers for Johnson & Johnson shareholders suing management for not fixing serious problems for years- from shoddy manufacturing to paying kickbacks to boost sales - have reached a tentative settlement meant to restore high standards
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia was the first state to ban executing mentally disabled death row inmates, but the case of an inmate who is to be put to death next week has highlighted the state's strictest-in-the-nation standard for proving mental disability.
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - A central Michigan man in jail on a charge of assaulting a 4-year-old boy weeks before he died has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Anthony Bennett is not charged in the death of Carnel Chamberlain. The indictment filed Wednesday replaces a temporary assault charge that
By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Ex-neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman called police at least six times in the months before he shot Trayvon Martin to death, reporting activity as benign as kids playing in the street to detailing the description