By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - When Marland Lawrence entered the fire academy after coming home from the Navy, he was surprised to find out he was not the only veteran in his class. Almost everyone else had also just left the military.
Lawrence was one of 28 veterans in
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - This upscale southern Maine town is known for its ocean beaches, old sea captains' mansions and the neighboring town of Kennebunkport, home to the Bush family summer compound.
But the talk of the town these days is the arrest of a
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The death of the founder and leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas cartel in a firefight with marines outside a baseball game near the Texas border was perhaps the biggest coup of President Felipe Calderon's war
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An undercover FBI agent denied accusations that he spent U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during an international weapons trafficking probe last year, according to court documents filed Monday.
By GENE JOHNSON and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won't just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana.
They'll be voting on whether to
By JEFF MARTINAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they're now protesting alongside officers to help a retired detective avoid losing her home to foreclosure.
Activists joined current and retired
By COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's police chief stepped down Monday after a week of embarrassing revelations about a sexual relationship with a subordinate, forcing the city to search for a fifth leader in four years for a department dealing with one of
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) - Latin American nations must try to use their police and not their military forces to enforce the law, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, telling defense ministers here that the U.S. will help them build their
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - In a story Oct. 8 about the funeral of a Border Patrol agent, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a horse-drawn carriage carried the agent's coffin to the funeral. Horses led the funeral procession, but the coffin was transported in a vehicle.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - A tour bus from Canada carrying about 60 people bound for New York City overturned on a highway exit ramp in northern New Jersey early Saturday, slid down an embankment and landed on its side, injuring 23 people on board, authorities said.
The driver, who suffered a gash in his