REPUBLIC, Ohio (AP) - A fast-moving fire leveled a 130-year-old farmhouse overnight on Tuesday, killing five people believed to be from the same family.
Authorities said they believe the victims were three young children who lived at the home along with two adults.
"We assume those are the ones
By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELAssociated Press
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) - The mother of an Alabama man accused of shooting two sheriff's deputies wrote of his increasingly erratic and threatening behavior in three requests to have him placed in mental institutions against his will in recent years,
By MARTIN DURANAssociated Press
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) - A Mexican beauty queen killed over the weekend in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely was being used as a human shield, a federal official said Tuesday.
Maria Susana Flores Gamez, crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) - For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that
By The Associated Press
TRAGIC IMPETUS: Bangladeshi garment workers hope that a fire Saturday that killed 112 people at a factory that made T-shirts and polo shirts for Wal-Mart and other retailers worldwide will change their working conditions.
EXTREME POVERTY: Workers sometimes earn less than
By BY PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition
By AHMED EL-HAJAssociated Press
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Medical officials say a Yemeni man set himself on fire outside the Cabinet building in the capital Sanaa.
The officials say Abdel-Hakim Hamoud Qasim is in critical condition after Tuesday's self-immolation. They spoke on condition of
By By YADANA HTUNAssociated Press
MONYWA, Myanmar (AP) - Security forces cracked down on protesters occupying a copper mine early Thursday, using water cannons and other devices to break up the rally hours before opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was expected to hear their grievances.
By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Shakespeare's Globe, the open-air London playhouse that helped win modern audiences over to all-weather outdoor theatergoing, is embracing the great indoors.
The Globe on Tuesday unveiled details of a new indoor venue that will sit alongside the
By MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB
CAIRO (AP) - More than 200,000 people thronged Cairo's central Tahrir Square, protesting against Egypt's Islamist president Tuesday in an opposition show of strength, as the standoff over Mohammed Morsi's assertion of near-absolute powers