DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Two women taking part in a mock battle at a California tall ship festival were hit with real ammunition and left with minor injuries when buckshot was loaded into one ship's cannon instead of blanks.
The Amazing Grace, a tall ship based in Gig Harbor, Wash., fired at
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental fillings and other medical care.
The Navy and its sailors are more often
By CHRISTINA HOAGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Temperatures soared into triple digits across the western United States on Saturday as a continuing heat wave strained energy supplies and sent thousands to beaches, lakes and shopping malls in search of cooler climes.
A large and forceful
DALLAS (AP) - Eddie Barker, who aired the first report of President John F. Kennedy's death from an assassin's bullet, died Monday at a Dallas nursing home. He was 84.
The longtime newsman and broadcaster died after a long period of declining health, said his daughter Leslie Barker Garcia.
By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
Joe Paterno's family on Monday vowed its own investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, rejecting the findings of a special investigator who concluded the late football coach and other top Penn State administrators concealed Sandusky's
By The Associated Press
Athina Prassa in Athens mastered English in four years studying at a private university. It's a skill that may not help her much as she hunts for work while hard-right thugs roam her blighted neighborhood.
Lucy Nicholls in London graduated from fashion school brimming
By STEPHEN SINGERAP Business Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Whether it's corporate fraud, the Gulf oil spill, shoddy products or even the recession and weak recovery, capitalism's reputation is taking a beating, but public relations executives hope they have a fix for America's future
By BREE FOWLERAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A scathing report accusing Penn State coach Joe Paterno and other top university officials of hiding what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children is another crippling blow to a school and football program already reeling from
By DIDI TANGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China's broadcasting and Internet regulators have told Internet video providers that they must prescreen all programs before making them available, tightening state censorship of increasingly popular online drama series and mini-movies.
The new rule
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was elected in 2010 with the aid of $650,000 in illicit funds from a city businessman, a Gray campaign consultant acknowledged in federal court Tuesday.
Eugenia "Jeanne" Clarke Harris's guilty plea