By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A defense attorney said Friday a plea deal may be in the works for the stepmother of a 9-year-old Alabama girl who prosecutors say was run to death as punishment for lying.
Richard Rhea indicated during a court hearing that talks between
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. THE LAST 33,000 U.S. SURGE TROOPS LEAVE AFGHANISTAN
The withdrawal leaves 68,000 American forces in the warzone.
2. OBAMA SAYS ANTI-ISLAM VIDEO USED AS AN '
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A school spokeswoman says more than 25 students have been taken to hospitals in upper East Tennessee after a school bus carrying high schoolers flipped over.
Washington County schools spokeswoman Susan Kiernan says parents may have taken other students as well. She said
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A 17,000-member megachurch deep in Oklahoma's Bible Belt has been rattled by allegations that five employees waited two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a campus stairwell, allegedly by a church worker.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit man was so obsessed over toilet training that he fatally beat his 2-year-old daughter for having an accident, a prosecutor said Wednesday in an opening statement to jurors at the man's first-degree murder trial.
D'Andre Lane also is charged with child abuse in the
By DINESH RAMDEAssociated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her fetus described the attack in a video prosecutors played for jurors Wednesday, telling investigators she repeatedly bashed the victim in the head with a baseball bat
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A convicted murderer in Massachusetts says a judge's decision to grant her request for sex-reassignment surgery is "the right thing to do."
U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this month that the surgery is the only adequate treatment
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island schools superintendent has ended the district's father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames to comply with a state gender discrimination law, prompting some to complain that the move is an example of political correctness gone awry.
Cranston Mayor Allan