By RACHEL COHENAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to the fans who fretted through three weeks of replacement officials calling their favorite teams' games.
"Obviously when you go through something like this it is painful for everybody," he said on a
By MARK PRATTAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - John Silber, the sharp-tongued, pugnacious public intellectual who transformed Boston University during a quarter-century as president and mounted an unsuccessful run for governor of Massachusetts, died Thursday. He was 86.
Silber died of kidney
By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
BRAUNAU, Austria (AP) - Living space in Braunau is scarce, but an imposing Renaissance-era building stands empty in this post-card pretty Austrian town because of the sinister shadow cast by a former tenant: Adolf Hitler.
With its thick walls, huge arched doorway
KHQ.COM - The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the appeal of a convicted rapist challenging the verdict that found him to be a mentally ill sexual predator.
"Today's decision will come as a relief to the South Hill Rapist's victims, the people of Spokane and all
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm was captured Thursday after more than four days on the run.
James J. Ladd, 51, was taken into custody by state authorities at about 11 a.m., according to North Carolina
By FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two dozen passengers joined a lawsuit in New York on Thursday against JetBlue Airways Corp. stemming from a pilot's rant during a cross-country flight.
They are now among 34 passengers who claim they feared for their lives when a pilot
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The driver at the helm of a tour bus that crashed in a horrific accident last year, killing 15 passengers, knew the risks of fatigue and drove anyway despite a serious lack of sleep, prosecutors said Thursday as his manslaughter trial began.
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday renewed her pledge to stabilize the eurozone, and her insistence that it will be a step-by-step process, as she honored one of the currency's founders - long-serving predecessor Helmut Kohl.
Merkel's comments, at an event marking the
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged China's top diplomat on Thursday to peacefully resolve increasingly tense maritime disputes with Japan and its smaller neighbors in Southeast Asia.
A senior U.S. official said Clinton had pressed
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - When Cally Houck lost her two daughters in the wreck of what turned out to be a defective rental car, she thought there must be a rule keeping those vehicles off the road.
"There had to be some sort of law that prohibits this practice," the