By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The headquarters of the United Nations overlooking New York's East River suffered "unprecedented damage" from Superstorm Sandy, the U.N. management chief said Thursday.
Yukio Takasu told the General Assembly at the end of its first
NEW YORK (AP) - Police say the bodies of two missing New York City boys have been found. The discovery was confirmed Thursday by NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. Police say the boys were a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. They disappeared Monday night when waves of water
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Mitt Romney's campaign is running a Spanish-language ad in Florida that claims Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro's niece would support President Barack Obama.
The spot shows a clip of Chavez saying that if he were
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel acknowledged Thursday it killed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's deputy in a 1988 raid in Tunisia, lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy and allowing a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of its secret operations.
One of the
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lawyers for two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a retired white Iowa police officer told jurors in a civil trial Thursday that investigators coerced witnesses into fabricating testimony.
Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee
By HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - A stampede in an arena where thousands of people were attending a Halloween dance party killed three women and critically injured two others early Thursday, officials said.
It happened just after 4 a.m. in a passageway within the venue leading to
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Violence that sometimes borders the University of Southern California crept onto campus when an argument outside a Halloween party escalated to a shooting that critically wounded one man and injured three other people and led administrators
By ELENA BECATOROSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A sign taped to a wall in an Athens hospital appealed for civility from patients. "The doctors on duty have been unpaid since May," it read, "Please respect their work."
Patients and their relatives glanced up briefly and moved on,
By The Associated Press
The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 90 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 4 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5