PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania beauty queen who resigned after alleging that the Miss USA pageant had been fixed says she is stunned by an arbitrator's ruling that she must pay the pageant organization $5 million for defamation.
Former Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin tells the Pittsburgh
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized in Houston recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough.
There was no update on his condition Sunday, but a family spokesman said Saturday that the 88-year-old had been moved back to a regular room at
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A 74-year-old Maine man is charged in the shooting deaths of two tenants in an apartment he rented out at his home, and detectives are investigating whether the violence is connected to a landlord-tenant dispute.
State police say James Pak was arrested Saturday night
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A 74-year-old Maine man was charged in the shooting deaths of two tenants inside an apartment he rented out at his home, possibly over a dispute about where they parked their cars during a snowstorm, state police said Sunday.
James Pak was
By CHRISTY LEMIREAP Movie Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week and capping a record-setting $10.8 billion year in moviegoing.
The Warner Bros. fantasy epic from director Peter Jackson,
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - At age 83, Edith Windsor gets plenty of compliments for her courage to take on the federal government in a landmark case that has put attitudes about gay America squarely before the Supreme Court.
But the Philadelphia-born former IBM executive
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - When revelers pack Times Square for the annual New Year's eve celebration on Monday night, police will observe a tradition of their own: giving them lots of company.
Each year, the New York Police Department assigns thousands of extra patrols to
By LYNNE TUOHYAssociated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says he chafed for several years at being branded the first openly gay bishop of the Anglican Church until he realized that he was wasting a pulpit from which he could advocate for equality.
By DENIS D. GRAY and RAHIM FAIEZAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Violence in Afghanistan fell in 2012, but more Afghan troops and police who now shoulder most of the combat were killed, according to statistics compiled by The Associated Press.
At the same time, insider killings by
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - They're the places you think of when you think of "college" - leafy campuses, small classes, small towns. Liberal arts colleges are where students ponder life's big questions, and learn to think en route to successful careers and richer