LONDON (AP) - Standard & Poor's has downgraded its credit rating for the U.K.-based security firm G4S by one notch to BBB-, citing the company's poor handling of its contract with the London Olympics.
G4S fell short of fulfilling its contractual obligation to provide trained personnel
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of it to view a pack of African painted dogs. The child fell into the exhibit and the African wild dogs pounced on him and mauled him
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Twin Falls County Sheriff's officials say a man who was watching BASE parachute jumpers leap from a southern Idaho bridge into the deep Snake River Canyon stumbled and fell into the canyon himself. Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Stewart told The Times-
NBCNEWS.COM/PHILADELPHIA - A 10-year-old boy shot himself in the hand while playing with a gun at a playground on Sunday afternoon, police said.
The accidental shooting happened around 3 p.m. at the Christy Recreation Center in Cobbs Creek.
Police say the 10-year-old victim was rushed to
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah's police chief is calling on witnesses to come forward after a shooting at a Georgia fair that wounded seven people, most of them teenagers.
Police tell The Savannah Morning News (http://bit.ly/TsIkGk) that about 15 males, who appeared to be in their teens,
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta police helicopter that crashed and killed two officers on board had been completely refurbished within the last decade, and its pilot and maintenance crew were confident it was safe to fly, officials said Monday.
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday that British forces should be proud of their role in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, citing what he claimed was major social and economic progress since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
ATLANTA (AP) - Mourners are leaving flowers, cards and other mementos at a makeshift memorial near the site of a police helicopter crash that killed two Atlanta officers who were searching for a runaway boy.
Authorities say the chopper struck a power pole, them plummeted to the ground and exploded
RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Some residents in northern New Jersey awoke to a small earthquake early Monday.
The temblor, with a magnitude of 2.0, struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, a community that's still dealing with downed trees and power outages from Sandy.
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
MACAU (AP) - Hordes of Chinese high rollers flooding into Macau have turned the city into an Asian casino boomtown, but they're also posing a challenge for China's next generation of leaders.
Macau's casino industry has mushroomed over the past