By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Fire tore through a family's eastern Pennsylvania home on Mother's Day, authorities said, killing four young children, their father and another relative while their mother was across the street doing laundry at a friend's house
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A day before a 12-year-old boy was arrested for the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister, his mother described him as "protective" of his younger sibling.
Leila Fowler's killing last month shook the quiet community of Valley Springs, southeast of Sacramento, and
By STEVE SZKOTAKAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Todd Schneider came with a lot of celebrity cachet when he was hired in 2010 as chef at Virginia's historic Executive Mansion and he was soon cast as the co-star with first lady Maureen McDonnell when a cable channel toured the governor'
By MEGHAN BARR and MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - The mannequin was life-sized, with a mop-like wig and creepy, slanted eyes. Ariel Castro kept it propped against a wall of his house and liked to use it to scare people. Sometimes he drove around town with it in the back seat of
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.
But federal health regulators are just now
By TRAVIS LOLLER and DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) - As Stephanie Sparks cleaned the kitchen, her 5-year-old son, Kristian, began playing with a rifle he was given last year. She stepped out onto the front porch, poured grease out of a frying pan for the dogs and "heard the gun
By PHUONG LEAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Developers in Seattle have been leading the U.S. in building hundreds of tiny apartments - some about the size of a generous parking spot - to cater to solo young workers, retirees who prefer city living, students and others looking to downsize.
By JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - When Eva Nelson-McClendon first moved to Detroit's Birwood Street in 1959, she didn't know much about the wall across the street. At 6 feet tall and a foot thick, it wasn't so imposing, running as it did between houses on her street and one
By BOB LEWISAP Political Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The FBI has begun examining the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of a federal investigation, two people with knowledge of