NBCNEWS.COM - When Michael Patterson spotted a 4-year-old drowning in a local Rockmart, Ga., swimming hole, he didn't hesitate before jumping in to save her. But Patterson's heroic dive, made on June 8, has landed him in the hospital — still in critical condition and paralyzed
By KAREL JANICEKAssociated Press
PRAGUE (AP) - A multi-pronged scandal involving the prime minister's top aide, his estranged wife, military spy chiefs, former ruling party lawmakers and kilograms of gold raised unanswered questions Friday about the troubled government of Czech Prime Minister
By MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Nearly two dozen potential jurors interviewed individually by prosecutors and George Zimmerman's defense attorneys during the past week were told Friday to return to a Florida courthouse next week for further questioning
By BOB CHRISTIE and CRISTINA SILVAAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Ending a six-month legislative session, Arizona lawmakers endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama's health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid
By TAMI ABDOLLAHAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A farewell note left behind by the Santa Monica gunman expressed remorse for the killing of his father and brother but provided no explanation for the rampage that left them and three others dead.
Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said that the
By STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated Press
GEISMAR, La. (AP) - Daniel Cuthbertson knows the risks involved in working at chemical plants.
Still, the Taft, Calif., contract worker who travels frequently for such work was rattled hours after escaping Thursday's blast at a south Louisiana plant. The
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Six months after the Newtown school shooting, the tragedy will be marked with a moment of silence, the reading of thousands of names of gun violence victims and calls around the country to pass legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases.
Family members, elected
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A retired state police colonel identified weapons found hidden in locations connected to James "Whitey" Bulger as prosecutors at Bulger's racketeering trial showed jurors photos and videos of organized crime figures Bulger associated with
By CHRIS BRUMMITTAssociated Press
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnamese police have arrested one of the country's best known bloggers for posting criticism of the communist government, intensifying a crackdown against Internet-fuelled dissent in the one-party, authoritarian state.
The arrest of Pham