By MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the California coast.
Times were grim for Brooklyn back then. Residents were leaving en masse for the suburbs. Crime was on
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man whose alleged Internet rant about killing children alarmed law enforcement authorities, leading them to knock down his door and arrest him, is being described by his own attorney as "just a dumb kid."
Authorities said they considered several factors in the case
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Thursday before convicting a suburban Chicago man of fatally shooting his wife and three children during what he told them was a road trip to a water park.
Christopher Vaughn shot his family, including
By BILL BARROWAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer.
The controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, angering Christian conservatives who supported
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) - Rebels have taken a major stride in uniting their ranks in the battle for Syria's largest city, giving them hope they could tip the balance after three months of bloody, stalemated combat in Aleppo, one of the biggest prizes of the civil
By BETH FOUHYAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - After this, politicians everywhere should surely get the message. Mitt Romney's secretly recorded remarks at a Florida fundraiser - and the uproar that has followed - reinforce a key reality of the digital media era: the power of viral video to
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its effort to settle personal injury claims related to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's molestation
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park, government lawyers argued Thursday before a federal appeals court.
The government also defended the use of
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - For the first time with short hair that's brown instead of a wild shade of orangish-red, the suspect in Colorado's movie theater shooting appeared in court Thursday as prosecutors gave up their fight to see a notebook he sent
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad's life. "Set the place on fire! We'll burn out these forsaken Christians