NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman recently named a county's teacher of the year was in court Wednesday to answer charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old boy enrolled in an honors class she taught.
An attorney for Erica DePalo, 33, of Montclair, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf
SALMON, Idaho (AP) - Officials with the Lemhi County sheriff's office say people who have been evacuated from their homes near Indian Creek because the Mustang Complex of wildfires can now return home. But the sheriff's office warned in a press release issued Wednesday
NASA/HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - On Aug. 31, a massive filament of super-heated plasma exploding out from the sun and into outer space was captured in photos and film collected by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Now, the space agency has released a new photo of the eye-popping event, which
By MITCH STACYAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Amish man who fired a shot into the air that killed a 15-year-old girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away will go to jail for 30 days, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
As part of an agreement with prosecutors, Marion Yoder
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - We were sitting across the table, my friend and I, in a small New Hampshire town the night before her wedding. We were at one of those chain restaurants going over last minute plans for her wedding. I was co-maid of honor, and the other maid of honor was unable to
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama's administration of standing in apology for American values when it should have been voicing outrage, as he looked for political advantage in the
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don't have health insurance declined.
A Census Bureau report released Wednesday provided a mixed picture of the
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a federal inspector to allow the sale of unapproved eggs.
Former DeCoster Farms manager
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn't the first wave of an invading force.
Instead, the 50 Marines are part of an elite rapid-response team and they were sent to assess and
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-tech overhaul to the nation's air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers were told to expect, federal investigators said.
Progress in moving from