By HENRY C. JACKSON and SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon's son went on a mysterious medical leave while facing separate federal
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's lifelines - its roads, airports, railways and transit systems - are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials say a trapper has been cited for placing a foothold trap near a Florence fishing access after a dog was caught in the trap and injured. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokeswoman Vivaca Crowser says wardens cited the trapper Tuesday, a day
HAMLIN, N.Y. (AP) - Police in western New York are looking for the thief who drove off with a trailer full of Christmas trees.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Helfer says the holiday heist happened sometime between midnight Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hamlin, 18 miles west
SPOKANE, Wash. - On Friday, the City of Spokane's new customer-service approach to parking officially launches. As part of the launch, city officials will be available at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Main Avenue entrance of River Park Square to display their newly branded "Parking
By BEN FOX and DANICA COTOAssociated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The family of Hector "Macho" Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans
KHQ.COM - A homeowner in St. John, WA called 911 around 6am Wednesday morning after she and her husband discovered an intruder trying to burglarize their home. She did not know if the intruder was armed but told dispatchers that her husband had "secured" the man and was waiting for officers to
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The leader of Hamas says the cease-fire deal with Israel includes agreement to open all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, including with Egypt. Khaled Mashaal spoke to reporters after Wednesday's truce deal was announced with both sides
RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin college student accused of molesting six young children and videotaping the assaults under such titles as "Monster Unleashed" has pleaded not guilty to 49 felony charges.
Twenty-nine-year-old Alexander R. Richter, of Racine, entered his plea Wednesday after waiving
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It happens every week at meetings in towns, counties and cities nationwide. A lawmaker or religious leader leads a prayer before officials begin the business of zoning changes, contract approvals and trash pickup.
But citizens are increasingly