By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Boston mobster acknowledged he was the acting head of the New England Mafia as he pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to one count of racketeering conspiracy for shaking down Rhode Island strip clubs for protection money.
By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
A New Jersey pharmacist who is also an Army reservist pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at a would-be robber as he chased him from his store, authorities said. Police said it did not appear any shots hit the fleeing holdup man, who had demanded
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Nearly three months after Penn State said it wanted to settle "privately, expeditiously and fairly" with the boys Jerry Sandusky sexually abused, lawyers for the victims from his criminal case and other potential claimants say the
By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
VIENNA (AP) - The 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear agency overwhelmingly rebuked Iran on Thursday for refusing to heed demands that it take actions to diminish fears that it might be seeking atomic arms, a move hailed by the United States as demonstrating
By OSAMA ALFITORYAssociated Press
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S.
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder is cutting short an overseas trip and will return to Washington immediately to manage a criminal investigation into the deaths of the four people who died in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Florida A&M University's insistence that it is not to blame for a drum major's death during a hazing ritual shows school officials are not taking responsibility for the safety of students, the band member's parents said Thursday.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A top executive in the now-defunct empire of disgraced Texas financier R. Allen Stanford was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for her role in helping the once jet-setting businessman bilk investors out of more than $7 billion in one of
By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - People across the Southwest got an early morning show in the sky Thursday, courtesy of a trio of unarmed missiles fired from New Mexico, one of which left a brilliant contrail that changed colors as it was illuminated by the rising sun.
By WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - "Jersey Shore" is over and done in Seaside Heights, but the MTV reality show is still causing aggravation for some folks here.
New Jersey liquor regulators said Thursday that they have fined a Seaside Heights cantina $15,000 for serving a