By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in
By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The longtime mayor of struggling Central Falls resigned and has agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge of accepting gifts in exchange for handing out a lucrative contract to board up city houses,
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for a prominent professional tennis referee who is charged with killing her husband lost a bid Wednesday to block California prosecutors from taking a sample of her DNA.
Lois Ann Goodman, who is free on $500,000 bail and
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests.
Commercial fishermen last year caught 10.1 billion pounds of fish and
UPDATE: The 81 year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash on Highway 272 has been identified as Bernard Biddle of Richland. The roadway is clear at this time, all crews have left the scene.
UPDATE: The motorcyclist that was killed was an 81-year old man. The crash happened around 10:30 and he was
DENVER (AP) - A woman who says she was raped at Denver's airport by a man who spoke with her at a bar says she didn't scream because she was being choked.
The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/RxlgFO) the woman, now 23, told jurors Tuesday that she stopped saying no and was just trying to
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world, the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, obliterating old records.
The ice cap at the North Pole measured 1.32 million square miles on Sunday.
By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) - Lonmin miners celebrated a wage deal Wednesday that ended a deadly and prolonged strike but labor unrest continued with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at strikers at a different platinum mine.
Some warned that the deal
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has identified 117 Iranian aircraft it says are ferrying weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
The Treasury Department says the planes operated by Iran Air, Mahan Air and Yas Air are delivering