RENO, Nev. (AP) - Four lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of last year's Amtrak-truck crash in northern Nevada claim railroad crossing gates either came down late or not at all.
The children of an Amtrak conductor killed in the June 24, 2011, crash and three
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder case in which law officers and prosecutors hid key details is going free.
Superior Court Judge Joe Turner on Friday ordered the release of 62-year-old LaMonte Armstrong
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The mayor of Anchorage will be sworn into office Monday at a ceremony in ... Honolulu.
Dan Sullivan was re-elected in April to a second term, which officially begins July 1.
The swearing-in ceremony coincided with a
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell may be released from prison in less than a year, despite being convicted of 14 voyeurism counts.
Steven Powell was sentenced earlier this month to 2 1/2 years in prison for recording
By MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Residents of Bethel, Alaska, know from cable TV ads what the major fast-food chains offer: chicken at KFC, burgers at McDonald's and tacos at Taco Bell.
They just haven't been able to get any of
NEW YORK (AP) - Four seventh-grade students from upstate New York who were caught on video mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor have received their punishment.
The school system in the Rochester suburb of Greece says it will suspend the middle school
VERNON, Calif. (AP) - The body of a former administrator of the embattled city of Vernon was found in the water off a San Francisco Bay area island on the same day the California auditor's office issued a report criticizing the way he and others managed the tiny, scandal-
By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - As the word "guilty" filled the silence of a Phoenix courtroom, defendant Michael Marin closed his eyes, put his head in his hands and appeared to put something in his mouth. He then took a swig from a sports bottle
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The mother of a 26-year-old researcher mauled by chimpanzees in South Africa says her son has been passionate about chimps for years and knew the risks involved in studying primates.
Andrew Oberle, a graduate student at the University of Texas at
By ROXANA HEGEMANAssociated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Ethanol makers are cutting production, and some are temporarily idling plants in the Midwest, as corn prices skyrocket and demand for gasoline falls because people are driving less.
More than 95 percent of