CHICAGO (AP) - With two months left in 2012, Chicago has surpassed the number of homicides it had for all of last year.
The 436th homicide this year came Monday with the shooting of 33-year-old Carlos Alexander in South Chicago. It was a grim milestone city officials wanted to avoid but knew was
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed skeptical Monday of a government request to invalidate a lawsuit challenging the expansion of a surveillance law used to monitor conversations of foreign spies and terrorist suspects.
The Foreign Intelligence
NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City schools will remain closed on Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
The city had closed its 1.1 million-student district - the nation's largest - on Monday because of the superstorm threatening the city with a storm surge of up to 11
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A marathon project is under way in New Orleans to digitize thousands of time-worn 18th-century French and Spanish legal papers that historians say give the first historical accounts of slaves and free blacks in North America.
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YAHOO.COM - Fourteen people were rescued this morning from a tall ship that was sunk by Hurricane Sandy, but a Coast Guard plane is scouring the churning seas for two crew members who are missing.
The HMS Bounty, a three masted ship, was 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., when the owner
MIAMI (AP) - The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is out of the hospital and at home recovering from a head injury after a golf cart accident.
Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said Amanda Rubio was released from Miami Children's Hospital on Sunday evening.
She was airlifted to the
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a woman who was rescued in the Atlantic after abandoning ship in rough weather churned up by Hurricane Sandy has died.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert says 42-year-old Claudene Christian was unresponsive when she was pulled from the
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of a nuclear power plant was shut down late Monday while another plant - the nation's oldest - was put on alert after waters from superstorm Sandy rose 6 feet above sea level.
One of the units at Indian Point, a plant about 45 miles
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.82.
That's down 17 cents in a week and 20 cents in a month. It's the same price as one year ago and 28 cents higher than the national average.
Some metro prices from the AAA