By EMOKE BEBIAK and KIM CHAKANETSAAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A cargo train collided with a truck carrying farm workers at a crossing in South Africa Friday, killing at least 26 people and leaving bodies strewn across the scene of the accident, officials said.
Provincial spokesman Joseph
By FENIT NIRAPPILAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.
City officials are considering an ordinance that would require
By JOHN RABYAssociated Press
RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Shown numerous photos of her wounds in court, a West Virginia woman whose husband is accused of torturing and abusing her for years denied the allegations Friday, offering different explanations for each injury.
Stephanie Lizon's testimony
By JIM KUHNHENN and PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - His credibility under attack, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney insisted on Friday that he had "no role whatsoever in the management" of a private equity firm after early 1999, and demanded that President Barack
By ELLIOT SPAGAT and JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Three sophisticated drug tunnels equipped with lighting and ventilation - including one with a railcar system - have been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border in less than a week, the latest signs that cartels are
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Texas argued Friday that a contentious voter ID law should go forward because it doesn't limit minorities' right to vote and, therefore, does not violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and DINESH RAMDEAssociated Press
SISTER BAY, Wis. (AP) - Walk into Cherry Republic's store in the heart of the nation's biggest tart cherry producing region, and you could end up with jam or salsa with fruit that had to be imported from Poland.
Cherry Republic can
By JOE McDONALD and ROXANA HEGEMANAssociated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - In Beijing, Shenzong Cheng is known as the "Helicopter King of China," an industrialist who's been quietly building a small empire in aviation manufacturing.
But he remains largely unknown in America, where the
By BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated Press
She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker.
But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers.
By MARC LEVY and MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A blistering report that claims Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children may prove to be an indelible stain on the beloved coach's 61-