By BROCK VERGAKISAssociated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - When the USS Enterprise returns home from its final deployment, one of the first items that will be stripped from the aircraft carrier will be the thousands of mattresses its sailors have worn out over the past few years.
But unlike other
By ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown.
One confesses to demons he struggles to control. Another says he's here
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Media in Cyprus are hailing it as a miracle.
A 2-year-old Syrian boy who was believed dead after his family inadvertently left him behind as they fled shelling in Damascus last summer has been reunited with his parents in Cyprus, a
By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
MONROE, N.C. (AP) - Former scoutmaster Thomas J. Menghi Jr. says he was usually drunk when he molested numerous Boy Scouts during the early 1970s.
He was in his late 20s, living in a Fayetteville motel and working as Tupperware deliveryman.
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants' extended family lingered on the field long after the final out, posing for pictures and savoring the win. Cars honked in the streets outside AT&T Park and fans celebrated in the bars.
San Francisco is halfway to the World
By JOCELYN NOVECK and P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Mindy Sigg sat sobbing, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.
While any mother would be devastated, there was an even
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man held for questioning matches the description of a gunman who killed three people and critically wounded two others at a family-owned fire extinguisher business and a relative's nearby home in suburban Los Angeles.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Hurricane Sandy becomes a hybrid weather monster some call "Frankenstorm" it will smack the East Coast harder and wider than last year's damaging Irene, forecasters said Friday.
The brunt of the weather mayhem will be concentrated
By DAVID ESPO and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Seizing on fresh evidence of economic sluggishness, Republican challenger Mitt Romney said Friday that President Barack Obama inherited a bad situation when he took office and then "made the problem worse." Obama looked ahead to
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter, when the cost of a jar of Jif or Skippy is expected to fall even as other grocery prices rise.
Peanut butter prices soared last year after a drought and high heat in the