By KEVIN BEGOSAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to view a pack of African painted dogs, who pounced on the child and mauled him, police said.
It was not clear
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
MIAMI (AP) - More than a decade after foster child Rilya Wilson's disappearance shook up the state's child welfare system, the caregiver accused of killing the girl is finally set to go on trial in a highly circumstantial case hinging on jail
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels firing mortars and rocket-propelled grenades captured an oilfield in the country's east on Sunday after three days of fierce fighting with government troops protecting the facility, activists said.
The head of the Britain-based
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A low-flying police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed.
Federal authorities were investigating what
By The Associated Press
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 107 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 2.2 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of
By DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors say they are going to seek the death penalty for a Kentucky man accused of killing two men at a homeowners association meeting.
Mahmoud Yousef Hindi has been charged with two counts of murder and seven counts of wanton
By ED WHITE and JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her.
By KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A video that appears to show a unit of Syrian rebels kicking terrified, captured soldiers and then executing them with machine guns raised concerns Friday about rebel brutality at a time when the United States is making its strongest
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - If he wins, President Barack Obama would try to apply the leverage of his victory toward a lasting economic revival on his terms, guided by political lessons learned and the legacy he wants.
Because Obama has made his race against Mitt
By The Associated Press
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 105 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 3.5 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of