By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Food and Drug Administration asked Congress Wednesday for more authority to police pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, even as lawmakers questioned why the agency didn't do more with its
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Peggy Ray didn't think twice when she stopped her car and ran to help victims of an accident on Interstate 5 near the Seattle suburb of Everett.
She crawled through a broken window Saturday and helped stabilize a bleeding driver and his passenger until an emergency crew
By MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - In a city filled with iconic landmarks, perhaps nothing better symbolizes how metropolitan Washington operates than the Capital Beltway: the physical embodiment of the gridlock that also grips Washington politics.
For decades, it has been
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Government leaders in the United States and Mexico are close to signing a pact to add areas south of the border to Colorado River water sharing agreements involving seven Western U.S. states, officials said Friday.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
NOVI, Mich. (AP) - An unemployed geologist suspected of two-dozen random shootings in southeastern Michigan was charged Friday with attempted murder after police matched his gun to bullet fragments recovered from victims' vehicles.
Raulie Casteel, jailed
By RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press
MACON, Ga. (AP) - A man pleaded guilty Friday to robbing a south Georgia bank and firing an assault rifle into the ceiling during a 2011 crime spree with his brother and sister than began with a Florida police chase and ended in a shootout in Colorado.
CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) - A fire truck responding to a house fire rolled on an Interstate 84 onramp in Chubbuck when the water in the tanks shifted. The Idaho State Police says the rollover crash happened shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday as members of the Chubbuck Fire Department were
By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100-mile Michigan freeway corridor will face new charges this week in the attacks, authorities said Thursday.
Raulie Casteel, who is jailed on $2 million on weapons charges in
By LARRY O'DELLAssociated Press
BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - The driver of a bus that crashed last year in Virginia, killing four passengers and injuring dozens more, was convicted Thursday of involuntary manslaughter.
Caroline County Circuit Judge Joseph Ellis told Kin Yiu Cheung on Thursday
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic congestion when women began commuting to work. Now, 8,000 of them are turning