BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More firefighters were headed to an Idaho wildfire that was sparked by a Saturday lightning storm and has spread to 190,000 acres. The Bureau of Land Management says the fire was no longer threatening homes in the Castleford area, west of Twin Falls
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco landlord has been fined a city record $800,000 for allowing tenants to live in squalor at his rental properties.
The Department of Building Inspections logged 467 code violations in the past decade at more than half of the 32 properties owned by Bayview Property
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol will plead guilty to two charges, his lawyers and prosecutors said in a plea agreement filed in federal court
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Police say a would-be burglar was halted by unlikely obstacles - window blinds.
KRQE-TV reports that police found Thomas Molina
on Sunday tangled in some window blinds at Central New Mexico Community
College in Albuquerque after police received a call about a break-in.
HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the NAACP convention in Houston. That's as the group launches a battle against voter ID laws that they contend will reverse gains made during the tumultuous civil rights era.
Holder was originally scheduled to speak
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to several charges after driving three blocks with four children strapped to his car's hood while he was intoxicated.
Twenty-nine-year-old Aaron Stefanski of Fort Wayne accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors Monday. Stefanski
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A 12-year-old girl hiding in a closet telephoned police about two burglars ransacking her Northern California home.
The San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/MehUVA ) says officers arrived at the Fremont home in minutes, but the intruders had already left. There are no arrests
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A former upstate New York school bus driver has been sentenced to three years of probation for placing duct tape over the mouth of a 7-year-old disabled girl.
Marjorie Jones also will have to perform 100 hours of community service under a sentence handed down Monday by a
By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
A fiscal and political crisis in the nearly-broke northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton deepened Tuesday as public employee unions sought to have the mayor held in contempt of court after he defied a judge and slashed workers' pay to minimum wage.