By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) - A sunken yacht on which three children died during an Independence Day fireworks outing was tethered on Friday to prevent it from drifting away but must be raised from the water before investigators can determine what
By MICHAEL CASEYAssociated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With the number of foreigners dwarfing that of locals in her hometown of Abu Dhabi, Asma al-Muhairi has become increasingly anxious at the prospect of her younger nieces abandoning their full-length black
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scott Peterson on Thursday filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, maintaining as he always has that he had nothing to do with the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Conner
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) - Crews spent Friday clearing trees and reaching stranded visitors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, a day after violent thunderstorms swept through the popular tourist spot, killing at least two people and
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIPAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is announcing that two more states have won their bid to be relieved of some requirements of the federal "No Child Left Behind" Law.
Washington and Wisconsin are joining
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana Supreme Court justice is suing to block her colleagues from debating and voting on whether she is legally entitled to become the court's next chief justice.
A federal suit filed Thursday on
PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) - Police in a Washington, D.C., suburb say a 12-year-old boy is being charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family.
The boy is being charged as a juvenile and his name is not
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
By a razor-thin margin, the largest Presbyterian group in the United States rejected a proposal Thursday to divest from three companies that do business with Israel. Pro-Palestinian advocates vowed to try again.
By RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another year, in a resolution that calls on the young nation to take more responsibility for protecting its civilians
BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators say a second boy has died after being shocked by a suspected faulty cord from a houseboat as they swam in a Tennessee lake.
Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel said 11-year-old Nathan Lynam died Thursday night at Children