By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama's board of trustees voted Thursday to appoint the first permanent woman president in the school's 181-year history.
The board met in an executive session for about an hour before naming current Provost Judy
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak will resume service between New York City and Boston on Friday following the repair of commuter rail tracks damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the railroad said late Thursday.
Earlier, Joseph Boardman, the Amtrak's president, said he was still
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Federal safety regulators will meet in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11 to determine the probable cause of an Amtrak crash that killed a semi-truck driver and five passengers on a train he slammed into in Nevada last year.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced the new
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado boy who survived three years without a brain has died.
Nickolas Coke, of Pueblo, was born with only a brain stem, a condition known as anencephaly (an-en-SEF-uh-lee).
The National Center for Biotechnology Information says most babies born with anencephaly live only a
By SAMANTHA CRITCHELLAssociated Press
Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy with good intentions. Cucumbers and apples were on her list.
But her local supermarket hadn't gotten any new supplies - and with the prospect of working in her Upper East Side
By The Associated Press
The following recalls have been announced:
THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems distributed by Bose Corp. of Framingham, Mass.; sold at U.S. Military Exchanges and select U.S. retailers from September 2009 through
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The headquarters of the United Nations overlooking New York's East River suffered "unprecedented damage" from Superstorm Sandy, the U.N. management chief said Thursday.
Yukio Takasu told the General Assembly at the end of its first
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court reacted skeptically Thursday to the government's argument that police may detain residents of a home to be searched even if they are away from home when the search takes place.
Liberal and conservative justices said they
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Letitia Baldrige, the White House social secretary during the Kennedy administration who came to be regarded as an authority on etiquette, has died.
Baldrige, 86, died Monday in Bethesda, Md., friend Mary M. Mitchell confirmed Thursday.