By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. chief on Friday urged Hamas to end its rocket attacks on Israel and told Israeli leaders to exercise maximum restraint.
Ban Ki-moon has been calling international and Middle East leaders in a bid to de-escalate the crisis
By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California slaughterhouse where videotaped mistreatment of cows prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history has reached a symbolic $500 million settlement with an animal welfare group and the federal government.
The record penalty for
By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal official says a team of environmental enforcement inspectors is flying to the scene of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico following reports of an explosion on the rig earlier Friday.
David Smith, a spokesman for the Interior
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There were 10 previous collisions at the West Texas railroad crossing where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families, according to Federal Railroad Administration records reviewed by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressman says David Petraeus is telling lawmakers he believed all along that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack. The former CIA chief is testifying behind closed-doors before the congressional intelligence committees.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows how flooding from Sandy damaged a key commuter rail line.
The video opens with water rising at the Exchange Place station in Jersey City.
It then shows water over the turnstiles in Hoboken and a torrent
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013, the government said Friday. It's less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of a typical retiree's cost-of-living raise next year.
Medicare chief Marilyn
YAHOO.COM - The life of Xitclalli "Chilli" Vasquez, 9, took a tragic turn in the summer of 2011 when a drunk driver's car collided head-on with the car the Fort Worth, Texas, girl was riding in, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down.
Last week, on the day of convicted drunk driver
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying out of sight, ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack but the administration withheld the
VENICE, La. (AP) - An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials said.
Coast Guard spokesman Drake Foret said the fire was out in the meantime. Four people were taken to West Jefferson Medical