By BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police have launched a rare investigation of the Texas child protection agency after a 22-month-old girl died and her mother claimed her military husband's deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their three children.
NEW YORK (AP) - A man who confessed to three New York City murders he did not commit and spent more than three years in prison has died at age 68.
George Whitmore Jr. died Oct. 8 in a Wildwood, N.J., nursing home. The Radzieta Funeral Home in Cape May Courthouse, N.J., said services will be
BOSTON (AP) - Boston's mayor is seeking $15 million from the state of Massachusetts to deal with the release of potentially hundreds of prisoners due to the state lab scandal.
Mayor Thomas Menino had already announced plans for handling the inmates' release, but hadn't put a dollar
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's coalition government is facing a hail of criticism after announcing steep tax increases in its draft budget for next year.
Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar met Tuesday with the governing parties' lawmakers, aiming to quell signs of revolt in their ranks ahead
By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - "FELA LIVES," reads the Gothic-lettered tattoo on the back of one of the sons of the legendary Afrobeat singer from Nigeria. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died 15 years ago but his name seems to be mentioned more now than ever.
Radio stations across
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions.
Police haven't said how they pulled off the early hours heist, but an
By BRIDGET MURPHY and HOLLY RAMERAssociated Press
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Authorities in Maine and Massachusetts are being asked to watch their shores for the body of a University of New Hampshire student believed to have been killed a week ago.
Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - The first batch of more than 100 men accused of paying a fitness instructor for sex were laying low after police began releasing their names in a small New England town where rumors have run rampant for weeks.
Police on Monday released
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Violent burglaries are trending in Kootenai County. Across the county, there have been more than 80 break-ins, mostly in post falls and Coeur d'Alene.
Many of the alleged burglars police say were fueling drug addictions, like meth and prescription
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Human remains found ravaged by one or more brown bears on a southeast Alaska island are likely from a Sitka man overdue on a boating trip, Sitka police said Monday.
Police confirmed the death Sunday and said remains found on Chichagof