By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder charges in an April shooting rampage that killed three black people and wounded two others in Tulsa.
Tulsa Judge James Caputo entered the plea on behalf of 20-year-old Jake England,
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - One adult and four children were killed in an overnight fire in eastern Kentucky.
Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press on Wednesday morning. Roberts said he could not give the ages of the people killed.
Fire officials told WYMT-TV
By LYNN BERRYAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball that is to be one of the symbols of next year's Winter Olympics; it ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside.
The transparent plastic ball - known as a zorb
By The Associated Press
As of Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2012, at least 2,043 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is one less than the Defense Department's tally, last
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a man's murder conviction and life sentence in the 1990 slaying of a rural neighbor, but his prospects for being freed were quickly tempered when the attorney general's office
By VANESSA GERAAssociated Press
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Vladimir Lenin is not considered funny in Poland.
A Polish mobile phone operator that used a cartoon image of the Russian communist revolutionary found itself barraged by angry feedback and responded this week by stopping its advertising
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that he misspoke when he suggested in a Senate speech that damage from Superstorm Sandy was worse than that inflicted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In a short statement released by his office, the Nevada
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Brennan was headed for the priesthood when, while sitting idly on a bus as a student at Fordham University in the 1970s, he stumbled on a recruiting ad for the CIA. Now, after years of poring through intelligence, trekking with Mideast
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could be a bad flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the data now confirm it. In the last week of