By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities considered bringing child neglect charges against the family.
By By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The discovery of four bodies outside a Los Angeles home quickly led to the arrests of four people some 300 miles away and a day later in Las Vegas, police said.
The four suspects were being held at Clark County Detention Center awaiting
By By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation's busiest shipping complex had won them - at least for now - guarantees that their jobs won't be outsourced to China
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It may be just a bluff or a bargaining ploy, but the White House is signaling that President Barack Obama is willing to let the country go over the "fiscal cliff," a hard-line negotiating strategy aimed at winning concessions from Republicans
By By TERRY WALLACEAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Law enforcement officers failed to follow standard procedures for escorting prisoners when a capital murder suspect grabbed a deputy's service revolver and escaped from a North Texas hospital, the sheriff said Wednesday.
Franklin B. Davis
By By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after talking tough against Republicans in "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet reassured hundreds of Native American leaders the administration's programs and efforts on their behalf
By By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday headed toward a vote on legislation that would end four-decade-old trade restrictions that are blocking U.S. businesses from enjoying the benefits of a more open Russian market.
The final vote on Thursday was expected to
By By LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal that would avoid the double hit
By By BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Michael Richard Smith is a man without a fixed address, someone who leaves it to the wind and tide in Boston Harbor to help decide where he'll dream from night to night.
With his possessions packed in a 14-foot canoe, the wiry, mustachioed
By By COLLEEN LONG and DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The daughter of a man pushed in front of a subway train and photographed a split-second before his death said Wednesday after a suspect was arrested that it "would have been great" if someone had helped her father up but "what