LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than six years after two children burned to death in an SUV in Los Angeles, their father has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.
Dae Kwon Yun, 61, was sentenced to life in prison after entering the guilty pleas Tuesday and admitted special circumstances of
By PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - To 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a "mark of the beast," sacrilege to her Christian faith - not to mention how it pinpoints her location, even in the school bathroom.
But to her budget
REPUBLIC, Ohio (AP) - A fast-moving fire leveled a 130-year-old farmhouse overnight on Tuesday, killing five people believed to be from the same family.
Authorities said they believe the victims were three young children who lived at the home along with two adults.
"We assume those are the ones
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interior Department says it is close to finalizing land lease regulations that will speed up economic development on tribal lands.
The new regulations mark the first changes in a half-century to the rules tribes must follow to develop land
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer for BP PLC entered a not-guilty plea for the company as it was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2010 rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The plea in federal court was a procedural move
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has been here before, praising an Egyptian leader for championing Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts while expressing concern over his commitment to democracy at home. But with options limited, the Obama
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day.
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A 17-year-old boy charged with kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Colorado girl and attacking a runner will be prosecuted as an adult and also moved to an adult jail cell, a judge said Tuesday.
Austin Sigg was charged as an adult last month
By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELAssociated Press
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) - The mother of an Alabama man accused of shooting two sheriff's deputies wrote of his increasingly erratic and threatening behavior in three requests to have him placed in mental institutions against his will in recent years,