By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government should require automakers to make the latest collision prevention technologies standard equipment on all new cars and trucks, a move that could reduce fatal highway accidents by more than half, federal accident investigators said
ATLANTA (AP) - Two officers in an Atlanta police helicopter made no distress calls before the aircraft collided with wires atop a power pole and crashed, killing them, according to a preliminary report from federal transportation investigators.
The crew wasn't communicating with air traffic
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT OBAMA HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE PETRAEUS SCANDAL
The president will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m., but it's not clear if he'll address whether national
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Investigators looking for the cause of a deadly Indianapolis house explosion got more support for their theory that natural gas was a factor Wednesday when an attorney for the owner of a home at the core of the blast said his client's 12
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.
The three men had just taken off from Hawkins Field Airport in
By SCOTT BAUERAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A law enforcement union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.
The lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association seeks to
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Not all the testers for Good Housekeeping's annual Best Toys list wear lab coats. Some are barely out of diapers.
For its 2012 list, engineers reviewed hundreds of toys for safety and educational merits. But the true test comes from 140 kids, ages 3
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Lottery put out false information to snare two Syracuse-area brothers accused of scamming a customer out of a winning $5 million scratch-off ticket.
Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman put out the bogus story last month, saying that 34-year-old Andy Ashkar
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.
About 440 people have been sickened by
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - France on Tuesday became the first Western country to formally recognize Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
The U.S. also recognized the leadership body announced in Qatar on