By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The prosecution has rested in the attempted murder trial of a Florida teenager in a savage kicking and stomping attack on a 15-year-old girl.
Mental health experts were expected to begin testifying Wednesday in their insanity
By DAVID BAUDERAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday concluded.
The only thing that came close was President John F. Kennedy's
By MATT VOLZAssociated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - On one side of the gate stood a group of Russian government officials with a Moscow television crew in tow, demanding entry into the ranch that one of them had called "a trash can for unwanted children."
On the other side, indoors and away from
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congress is in, but it's far from lawmaking.
For the next 3½ sweltering weeks on Capitol Hill, lawmakers will look busy, say many words and lob blame at each other. They will even cast votes on such weighty matters as health care reform
By GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program's integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy.
In the letter, written shortly
By AMY TAXIN and DAVID R. MARTINAssociated Press
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - In this sweltering Southern California city, officials tried to keep the budget in check by selling assets, cutting spending and asking public employees to take a hit as tax revenues dwindled.
But San Bernardino
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sent the National League to a big early lead. Matt Cain and the rest of an imposing pitching staff finished off a Giant blowout in the All-Star game.
Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
Episcopalians approved a churchwide ceremony Tuesday to bless same-sex couples, the latest decisive step toward accepting homosexuality by a denomination that nine years ago elected the first openly gay bishop.
At the Episcopal General Convention, which is divided
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state, announced Tuesday that it would become the latest to switch to single-drug executions amid a drug shortage that has left states scrambling for acceptable alternatives.
The Texas Department of
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fitch Ratings has retained the U.S. at its top 'AAA' credit rating but also left the outlook negative, citing the failure of Congress and the Obama administration to forge an agreement on reducing the budget deficit.
Fitch says that