By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The FBI will help investigate what led a Houston police officer to shoot and kill a wheelchair-bound double amputee who was agitated and threatening police with what turned out to be a ballpoint pen, the city's police chief said Monday.
By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university, killing three colleagues and wounding three others in
By FENIT NIRAPPILAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out.
But in this San Francisco court, it's expected - and strongly encouraged for the defendants.
Bowls of hard candy rest in front of the judge's bench, as a reward for
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
CHENGDU, China (AP) - China has nearly mopped up a murder scandal that has roiled the country for months, but the last step - dealing with a fallen political star who was once among the Communist Party's most popular figures - will be the most delicate of all
By The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A frustrated Congress quit Washington on Saturday with at least one hope - that the stark choice in the election ahead will give lawmakers clarity about what Americans want from their government.
They desperately need some direction.
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Before his now-infamous tangle with a Bronx Zoo tiger, David Villalobos adorned his Facebook page with New Age odes to Mother Earth and affirmations like, "Be love and fearless."
Police said Saturday that Villalobos had told detectives that it was
BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - The parent company of Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm says it's temporarily shutting down all six of its Windseeker rides at parks in the U.S. and Canada after riders at Knott's were stranded 300 feet high for 3½ hours this week.
By The Associated Press
The 112th Congress has been one of the least productive in recent history. A look at what Congress has accomplished and left undone in its final week before leaving for the election campaign:
-Congress early Saturday completed its major task for the
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo on Friday after he leaped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence.
The man was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before he was rescued by zoo officials,