By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town street corner as she played.
Now, someone has.
Fifty-five years after Maria Ridulph vanished,
By The Associated Press
"To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage." - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing an anti-Islam video as the Obama administration
By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Retired boxing champ Muhammad Ali was known as "The Greatest" inside the ring. But some say the moniker has been even more fitting in the years since he hung up his gloves.
Ali came to Philadelphia on Thursday to receive the Liberty Medal
By ALEX KATZ and COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months' worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, a case that has become a closely watched fight over how much access law
By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Over a decade, New York City has outlawed smoking in bars and offices, banned trans fats, and forced fast-food restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus.
Now, the Big Apple has set its sights on sugary beverages with
By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees on Friday promised to move forward with a detailed evaluation of changes recommended by former FBI director Louis Freeh in response to the child sex-abuse scandal that tarnished the university's reputation.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jurors have ended a second day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against their fellow Amish in Ohio.
The jury started deliberations Thursday morning and will now take the weekend off before
By DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The city's nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a "framework" that could end the walkout in time for students to return
By The Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Here's a look at protests across the Middle East and elsewhere on Friday, four days after crowds angry over an anti-Muslim film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad began assaulting a string of U.S. embassies in the region.
>>>VIEW THE 2012 SPOKANE INTERSTATE SLIDESHOW ABOVE, COURTESY OUR REED SCHMITT! BLAKE JENSEN: Despite temperatures near freezing this week high pressure through today will warm our temperatures up through the weekend. We do expect a "dry" cold front to pass overhead tonight.