By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A manslaughter trial set to begin Thursday will determine whether a tour bus driver should be held responsible for the deaths of 15 passengers when the vehicle slammed into a guardrail and crashed last year, shearing the roof end to end.
BLAKE JENSEN: Well it's been since August 21st that we've had any measurable rainfall, and that was only about a tenth of an inch. Before that it was July 20th...so really, in two months only one day of measurable rainfall and that dry spell looks to continue through the weekend
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.
With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the sides concluded two days of talks at
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - There was a time when a Vatican trial could end with a heretic being burned at the stake. Paolo Gabriele doesn't risk nearly as dire a fate, but he and the Holy See face a very public airing over the gravest security breach in the
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
Syria's conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year's Arab Spring. The protests started peacefully but prompted a brutal crackdown by President Bashar Assad's government. The fighting has escalated into a civil war that has
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection.
After World War II, musician and composer Clotilde Arias, an immigrant from Peru living in New York City,
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - In his most detailed plea to date for global action against Iran's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday the world has until next summer at the latest to stop Iran before it can build a nuclear bomb.
By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Medicare routinely refilled pain pills and other restricted medications that are barred by federal law from renewal without a fresh prescription, government inspectors said in a report Thursday.
The report based on 2009 data found three-quarters of
By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.
After two days of marathon negotiations - and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans - the NFL and the referees'
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan mother desperate to find a kidney donor for her 10-year-old daughter is taking to the streets, using signs to ask passing motorists.
Stacey Schwerin says she wasn't looking for cash when she held a sign asking drivers to get tested last week along a street in