DENVER (AP) - Insurers estimate that recent wildfires in Colorado caused at least $449.7 million in damage.
The figure released Tuesday by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association is based on claims filed so far for houses lost at the High Park Fire in Larimer County and the Waldo
By ROBERT JABLONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney's office has renewed its call to blame mortgage lenders for urban blight sparked by the collapsed housing market, saying in a lawsuit that US Bank is a slumlord that illegally evicted homeowners and then
SEATTLE (AP) - Talk about rising college costs has centered on double-digit tuition increases. But tuition is only one part of the sticker shock awaiting students at Washington's four-year colleges and universities. Along with the typical fees for dorm rooms, books and meals,
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A motorist who offered a couple a ride to Idaho suffered a possible broken collarbone when his passenger allegedly hit him with a crystal ashtray in apparent confusion over the route they were taking. The Missoulian reports 48-year-old Michael John Miller of
By SAMANTHA HENRYAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The mother of a young girl found dead from severe malnutrition and an untreated broken leg, and a woman who helped care for the child, both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and a host of other charges related to the alleged abuse of the
By KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A lawyer for a Native American man who claims the letters KKK were carved into his stomach during surgery has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the South Dakota hospital where the operation took place, the hospital's board of
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the convictions of a former nurse who hunted for suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraged two to kill themselves, saying his actions were not protected speech.
William Melchert-Dinkel, 49
By LISA RATHKEAssociated Press
WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A flood-ravaged family restaurant known for decades as the social center of this Vermont ski town was hoisted off its foundation Tuesday by a crane in the latest sign of renewal for a community struggling to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A SkyWest Airlines pilot suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend stole an empty 50-passenger jet from a small Utah airport, crashed it as he drove near a terminal, then was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said Tuesday
WASHINGTON (AP) - William Raspberry, who became the second black columnist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his widely read syndicated commentaries in The Washington Post, died Tuesday. He was 76.
Raspberry had prostate cancer and died at his home in Washington, his wife, Sondra Raspberry, told The Post