By DAVID MERCERAssociated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago man who spent more than 30 years behind bars before DNA evidence helped overturn his conviction in the rape and killing of a 3-year-old girl was released from prison late Friday, just hours after prosecutors
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police responding to a gas leak at an apartment in the Bronx found two young children dead and a woman with lacerations to her wrists.
Police said Friday that the 5-year-old boy and 4-month-old girl were killed in an apparent murder-
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - There's no doubt that Wayne Treacy ruthlessly attacked a teenage girl more than two years ago outside a middle school, brutally kicking and stomping her head so badly she suffered permanent brain injuries.
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) - Crews spent Friday clearing trees and reaching stranded visitors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, a day after violent thunderstorms swept through the popular tourist spot, killing at least two people and
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The convicted child molester who was recently accused of inappropriately touching a five-year-old girl at North Town Mall in north Spokane admitted to detectives that "the touching was for the purpose of fulfilling his sexual desire for children."
Richard Payne, 55,
PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) - Police in a Washington, D.C., suburb say a 12-year-old boy is being charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family.
The boy is being charged as a juvenile and his name is not
By ERIC TUCKER and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people from Illinois to New Jersey are still without power after a line of deadly storms struck last Friday. A week of more unpredictable weather and sweltering temperatures has followed
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
CORONA, Calif. (AP) - The room rings out with the cruel nicknames that have haunted the teenagers for years: Crusty crab. Burnt toast. Snake skin. Freddy Krueger's daughter. Mutant. Scarface.
For the first time, it's the burn victims themselves who are
SOUTH ADDISON, Maine (AP) - Volunteers picking up trash off a coastal Maine island found a message in a bottle that floated down the coast from Canada.
Becky Lee of the Downeast Coastal Conservancy said she discovered the note in a plastic soda bottle as she and
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed.
On patrol during his third tour in April,