ST. JOHN, Wash. - It all started at 6 a.m Wednesday morning in the small town of St. John when a burglar broke into a home. The burglar said at the time that he was there to take whatever he could from the residents, but he did not feel that his actions warranted being assaulted by the owner
By DAVID PORTERAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A man charged with luring an underage boy for a sexual encounter two years ago made numerous online postings expressing fantasies of child cannibalism, federal authorities said Wednesday in announcing new charges against him.
Robert Mucha, 56
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's lifelines - its roads, airports, railways and transit systems - are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like
By BEN FOX and DANICA COTOAssociated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The family of Hector "Macho" Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more careful to use birth control when times are tough, researchers say.
The decline, detailed on
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced a series of hearings nationwide to try to find ways to avoid widespread loss of communications among first-responders, emergency managers and the general public in disasters like
By EDMUND KAGIRE and MELANIE GOUBYAssociated Press
GOMA, Congo (AP) - Congolese soldiers and rebel fighters battled for hours over the eastern town of Sake on Thursday, forcing thousands of people to flee as the militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push forward despite
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge walked out of a court hearing after being heckled by a rowdy crowd, leaving the conservative former state legislator who instigated it all to declare he was in charge of the courtroom and proclaim the case against him dismissed.
Former Republican Rep. Joel
SAN DIEGO (AP) - David Copley, the last in a line of San Diego Union-Tribune publishers and owners from a family who dominated the city's media for more than eight decades, died after crashing his car Tuesday night near his La Jolla home.
Copley, 60, was declared dead at Scripps Memorial
By TOM MURPHYAssociated Press
The Obama administration has strengthened the prescription drug coverage that will be available to the millions of people who will get insurance through the nation's new health care overhaul starting late next year.
The increase in prescription benefits was