By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Nearly $25 million has already been spent to prepare for the immediate aftermath of this year's wildfires, putting the U.S. Forest Service on track for another possible record year of spending on burned-area recovery efforts.
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Chinese immigrant who Indiana prosecutors say ate rat poison when she was eight months pregnant rejected a plea agreement Friday that would have negated a murder charge in her newborn baby's death.
Bei Bei Shuai turned down prosecutors
By PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The legal, business information and media company Thomson Reuters said Friday that an amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota would be bad for business.
Prominent companies including General Mills and St. Jude Medical spoke out earlier
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday.
Researchers with the University of Notre Dame, Central Michigan University and The Nature
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A Navy medical examiner took a Marine's brain out of a specimen jar and let his children handle the organ, records show.
Dr. Mark E. Shelly has been fined $2,500 by the Virginia Board of Medicine and fired from his part-time job with the state medical examiner's
By BOB THOMAS and LYNN ELBERAssociated Press Writers
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film producer Richard Zanuck, who won the best picture Oscar for "Driving Miss Daisy" and was involved in such blockbuster films as "Jaws" and "The Sting" after his father, Hollywood mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, fired him from
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A jury convicted a man Friday of murdering his wife and her 6-year-old daughter in California after a paternity test revealed the child was not his.
The Riverside County jury found Michael Barbar, 55, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Maysam
ATHOL, Idaho - Kootenai County Emergency crews responded to a report of a person hit by a vehicle, Friday afternoon at 12:30. When they arrived they found a nine year-old boy who was breathing but unresponsive.
MedStar transported the boy to an area hospital. Idaho State Patrol is investigating
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The U.N. singled out government forces Friday for blame in the latest massacre in Syria, a frenzy of killing that raises new questions about whether diplomacy has any chance to end the crisis more than 16 months into the
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty Friday and could face 20 years in prison for hiding and selling sports memorabilia and other items that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing.
Dykstra, 49, entered his plea in U.