By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
NORCO, Calif. (AP) - Robert Ross' mother died while he was in prison for robbing a bank and he hasn't seen his 12-year-old son since the boy was in diapers.
For all that he has lost, however, Ross says he found something far greater behind bars thanks
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A corroded pipe that failed and triggered a leak and massive fire at one of California's largest refineries had walls as thin as a penny in some areas, federal investigators said.
U.S. Chemical Safety Board officials said late Tuesday
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and KEN RITTERAssociated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Wild summer thunderstorms slammed parts of the Southwest, stranding residents in Navajo Nation in their homes in northern Arizona and leaving an already squalid mobile home community in Southern California deep in water
By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The vintage World War II fighters roaring out of the Valley of Speed are as loud as ever, their colorful paint jobs as bright as the enthusiasm of the loyal aviation buffs who fill the grandstands in Reno.
But it's not exactly business as
By SHANNON DININNYAssociated Press
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worried the weather could worsen the volatile situation.
High temperatures, lower humidity and greater instability
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation officials were aware of a dangerous design flaw that almost guarantees the car will tear
By JENNIFER PELTZ and MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Wanda Ortiz understands why fewer people turned out at memorial services honoring the victims of 9/11 on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
But for her, the ceremonies are comforting. Her twin daughters, Amanda and
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental fillings and other medical care.
The Navy and its sailors are more often
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Raffaele Sollecito, whose budding love affair with American exchange student Amanda Knox helped land him in an Italian prison for four years, maintains the couple's innocence in a new book but acknowledges that their sometimes bizarre behavior
By DIRK LAMMERS and KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Worried about an escalating conflict, Amanda Connors drove up to the door of the hair salon she managed and confronted her employee's boyfriend, who had just kidnapped his two kids after being hit with a protection