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,
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge on Tuesday ordered three U.S.-born children to be reunited with their deported Mexican father, a move toward resolving a 2-year legal fight that has drawn international attention.
Social services officials in rural
By MARTIN DURANAssociated Press
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) - A Mexican beauty queen killed over the weekend in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely was being used as a human shield, a federal official said Tuesday.
Maria Susana Flores Gamez, crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred in May and October even as crude oil prices were declining.
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) - For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are difficult to measure, a government report said.
Motorcyclists are involved in fatal
By BY PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition