By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The fire that killed four young children and seriously injured three others at a home day care facility in Houston began when oil ignited inside a frying pan on a stove top burner that had been left on.
Attorneys for the day care's owner
By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENAAssociated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Chanting and waving signs to protest high electricity prices, thousands of unarmed indigenous demonstrators blockaded a highway in western Guatemala, forcing a standoff with police. Two truckloads of soldiers arrived and gunfire
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Police were nearly certain Sunday that a man found dead at the property where five members of a Southern California family were shot - two fatally - was the killer because he was wearing body armor, clutching a handgun and had a bullet hole in his head.
The loaded handgun
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban dismissed on Sunday a UN report that roadside bombs are causing most civilian casualties in Afghanistan as "Western propaganda."
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that the insurgents only use the weapons to target foreign troops and the Afghan
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years, including the killing last week of a teenager who agents said was throwing rocks at them
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The United Farm Workers of America sued California's work safety division Thursday, saying state regulators aren't enforcing heat regulations, leading to continued illnesses and deaths in the fields.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a former nurse convicted of searching out suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraging them to commit suicide.
William Melchert-Dinkel (MEHL'-kurt DINK'-uhl) of Faribault (FAYR'-boh) was
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - The death toll from a meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroids jumped to 19 on Wednesday, while U.S. lawmakers pressed federal health regulators to explain what they knew about the pharmacy that produced the drugs.
The Centers for Disease
By P. SOLOMON BANDA and STEVEN K. PAULSONAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Three men were arrested for investigation of murder after a Denver bar was set on fire to cover up five killings committed during a robbery, authorities said Thursday.
"I don't want to say that it was a robbery gone bad
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
America's favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.
The result is a surprise because many