WEST BRANCH, Mich. (By Sevil Omer, NBC News) - A tiny farming town in Michigan is rallying around a 16-year-old girl who was voted to be on a high school homecoming court as part of a prank. Local businesses are picking up the tab for her special night, while a neighbor started a Facebook
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Longtime Alabama newspaper executive Paul Davis, who exposed abuses at state mental hospitals, died Sunday at his Auburn home after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 74.
Davis served as a reporter and associate editor of the Tuscaloosa News, where he uncovered problems at Bryce
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man was sentenced Monday to more than 7½ years in prison for obtaining a deadly puffer-fish toxin to deploy as a weapon, which federal authorities once accused him of wanting to use to kill his wife.
Edward F. Bachner IV pleaded guilty last year to knowingly
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (NBCPhiladelphia.com) - A Republic Airlines flight attendant showed up to work Sunday at Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded gun in her bag that accidentally discharged.
A US Airways spokesperson confirmed that the employee headed through airport security at
By OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A 12-year-old dolphin at a Hawaii resort has given birth to a female calf that seems to instantly recognize her mother in a video of the birth posted online.
Footage of last week's birth on the Big Island shows the baby dolphin's tail
WASHINGTON (AP) - Computerized medical records were supposed to cut costs. Now the Obama administration is warning hospitals that might be tempted to use the technology for gaming the system.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) and Attorney General Eric Holder
WASHINGTON (AP) - The public is getting another opportunity Saturday to rid home medicine cabinets of unused, potentially dangerous medications.
Nearly 1.6 million pounds of prescription drugs have been turned in over the past two years under the Drug Enforcement Administration's Take Back Day
By JUDY FITZPATRICKAssociated Press
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) - Prosecutors in St. Maarten announced Monday that a Jamaican man is the lone suspect in the slayings of a South Carolina couple who were found murdered in their beachfront condominium on the tiny Dutch Caribbean territory.
By KANTELE FRANKOAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A nurse who accidentally disposed of a living donor's kidney during a transplant said she didn't realize it was in chilled, protective slush that she removed from an operating room, took down a hall to a dirty utility room and "
By MEGHAN BARR and VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can't smoke. In a few months from now, they can't have a supersized fast-food soda. And soon, they won't even be able to