By By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Reports of child abuse and neglect have dropped nationwide for the fifth consecutive year, and abuse-related child fatalities also are at a five-year low, according to new federal statistics.
The latest annual report from the Department of
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman was ordered Wednesday to spend at least three years in prison for a high-speed crash that killed her three young grandchildren.
Laurie Hatfield, 50, had asked for house arrest after pleading no contest to vehicular homicide in the crash that happened
By By MIKE CORDERAssociated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A U.N. war crimes court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander Wednesday of genocide for playing a key role in Europe's worst massacre since World War II and sentenced him to life imprisonment, delivering another
By By The Associated Press
In a story Dec. 11 about the clothing industry's efforts to avoid factory fires, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the head of vendor relations at the German company Tchibo. Her name is Nanda Bergstein, not Nanda Bernstein.
A corrected version of
By By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 miles per hour
By By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge says she will decide next month whether to accept a plea deal that calls for BP PLC to pay a record $4.5 billion in penalties for a deadly 2010 rig explosion and the massive oil spill it triggered in the Gulf of Mexico.
To resolve a Justice Department probe, the
By By ALLEN G. BREED, ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and SCOTT MAYEROWITZAssociated Press
About a year and a half before a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh killed 112 people in November, executives from Wal-Mart, Gap and other big retailers met nearby to discuss ways to prevent the unsafe
By By JOHN RABY and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Federal investigators are looking into why no alarms sounded as a massive natural gas explosion sent flames as high as hilltops, engulfing homes and a large section of an interstate for more than an hour.
By By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - An inattentive trucker with a history of speeding violations driving a tractor-trailer with faulty brakes was the probable cause of a fatal collision with an Amtrak train that left six people dead in northern Nevada last year, the National