By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and TERRY WALLACEAssociated Press
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float tried to get through a West Texas railroad crossing on its way to an honorary
PULLMAN, Wash. - Energy drinks were "part of the picture" in the alcohol poisoning death of a Washington State University student on Oct. 27, and it's time that sales of the popular caffeinated beverages were regulated by the federal government just as soft drinks are, said Dr. Bruce
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A vacant Detroit housing project that was home to the Supremes before the talented trio struck gold with Motown is coming down.
Demolition of the massive Frederick Douglass Homes - known to most Detroit residents as the Brewster projects - could
By PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former police lieutenant caught on video punching a woman in the face while responding to a disturbance at a Puerto Rican Day parade festival was charged Thursday with simple assault, prosecutors said.
Jonathan Josey, a veteran supervisor
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When a house two blocks away exploded with a deafening boom, the staggering force knocked Billie Chipman to the floor. The freckled 16-year-old hasn't slept since.
"I was walking to the couch and I fell," she said Thursday. As clocks and
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Exotic dancers performed lap dances on teenagers at a boy's surprise 16th birthday party in an upstate New York village, police said, and investigators were trying to determine whether any organizer of the celebration committed a crime.
South Glens Falls Police
By ALLEN G. BREED and DONNA CASSATA and TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jill Kelley's climb to the top of Tampa's social ladder may be as spectacular as her fall from it.
Accounts of lavish parties at her bay front mansion with politicians and military generals have been
By GREGORY KATZAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The BBC reached a settlement Thursday with the Conservative politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal.
The BBC has already apologized for linking 70-year-old Alistair McAlpine, a member of the House of Lords, to child sex abuse that
By PHUONG LEAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - When Washington state voters overwhelmingly legalized the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6, Seattle police knew they'd be getting a lot of questions.
And while many details surrounding the state's Dec. 6 decriminalization of pot remain
By COSTAS KANTOURISAssociated Press
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Dozens of Greek anti-austerity protesters forced their way into an exhibition site where Greek and German government officials were holding a conference Thursday, with some demonstrators almost breaking into the meeting before