By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - A former comptroller accused of stealing $53 million from her small northern Illinois city to fund a lavish lifestyle, including one of the nation's foremost horse-breeding operations, is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday, federal
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A court hearing has been postponed for two Las Vegas 11-year-olds facing juvenile criminal allegations that they threw stones that killed six newborn kittens.
Prosecutor Michael Watson says he received the boys' psychological evaluations Tuesday and needs time to review the
By MICHAEL ASTORAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The middle class in Latin America and the Caribbean region grew by 50 percent over the past decade, according to a World Bank report released Tuesday. Higher levels of education, smaller families and more women and urban dwellers entering the
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce the flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River, officials told The Associated Press Tuesday.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax.
On Tuesday, a conservative think tank held discussions about it while a more liberal think tank released a
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis man who survived an explosion that decimated his neighborhood says he's struggling with the knowledge that his family could have died in the blast.
Fifty-two-year-old Glenn Olvey lives next door to the house that's believed to have been the center of the
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Lottery put out false information to snare two Syracuse-area brothers accused of scamming a customer out of a winning $5 million scratch-off ticket.
Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman put out the bogus story last month, saying that 34-year-old Andy Ashkar
By The Associated Press
The latest on Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts in New Jersey and New York:
- The main utility on New York's Long Island, the Long Island Power Authority, says that more than 14,000 homes and businesses still lack power but that most should have it back on by
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
Nearly 2 million students could be a step closer to getting credit for their work in free, online classes, under an agreement announced Tuesday.
Mountain View, Calif.-based Coursera - an online platform for about 200 classes from 34 universities such as
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) - A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S.