BERWICK, Pa. (AP) - Federal regulators began examining a nuclear plant in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday following three unexpected shutdowns, but the facility's operator said it is safe and stable.
A three-member team from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission arrived at the Susquehanna power
By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Air Force veteran known as an experienced hiker died along with two of his young sons after apparently getting lost on a desolate Missouri trail in heavy rain and rapidly plunging temperatures, a sheriff and a family member said Monday
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer who formerly represented Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz on hacking charges said Monday he told federal prosecutors about a year ago that Swartz was a suicide risk.
Swartz, 26, was found dead of an apparent suicide in his New
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says requiring universal background checks is something that could pass Congress despite political opposition to gun control.
Schumer, a New York Democrat, says he'd like to see an assault weapons ban pass, too. But he says
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A key New York Senate leader said he expects the state Legislature to vote Monday to enact what would be the nation's first gun control measure following last month's Connecticut school shooting.
"I think when all is said and done, we
By BRIAN WITTEAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for federal gun control reforms.
Bloomberg outlined his proposals Monday at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at a summit on reducing gun violence.
The two-day summit began exactly one
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A handful of history buffs and curious onlookers watched Monday as a bulldozer tore through the walls of a dilapidated apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald lived a few months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of violent crimes and property crimes reported to police rose in the first half of last year compared with the same period in 2011, with violent crime rising 1.9 percent and property crime up 1.5 percent.
The preliminary data compiled by the FBI shows that violent crime
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A mural depicting scenes from Maine's labor history is back on display 22 months after the governor removed it, setting off a political firestorm and leading to a federal lawsuit.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage caused an uproar in March 2011
COULEE CITY, Wash. (AP) - A climber died in a fall Sunday near Coulee City. The Grant County sheriff's office says he had been climbing a rock wall with a friend and was hiking along a small trail when he fell about 150 feet. He died at the scene.(Copyright 2013 The Associated