By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - At least one death has been blamed on a strong spring storm system that's brought everything from tornadoes to ice and snow to much of the Midwest and parts of the southeast United States.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended President Barack Obama's proposed cuts to the military as the best approach as the Pentagon grapples with smaller, deficit-driven budgets.
Dismissing a suggestion that he was Obama's hired
By RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated Press
HOLLAND, Mass. (AP) - The year was 1992, and Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, wanted to run and bike across the country to raise funds for a charity for cerebral palsy - a condition 30-year-old Rick developed at birth.
But the charity didn't want anything to do
By BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Texas grand jury has indicted eccentric millionaire artist Stanley Marsh 3 on charges that he sexually assaulted six teenagers, according to documents released Thursday.
Marsh was indicted Wednesday on four counts of sexual assault of a child
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for a man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college says his client is on suicide watch.
Jules Laird, a lawyer for Dylan Quick, says Quick will remain jailed without bond so he can continue a psychological
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail firearms
HAYDEN, Idaho - An employee at a North Idaho Walmart lost her job and is now facing several felony charges that she stole thousands of dollars. Authorities say the employee did not just strike once but several times over three months.
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A veteran rescue swimmer has been charged with desertion after he went missing for three months and triggered a massive search, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Matthews faces three other charges including being absent
CHICAGO (AP) - Goats that previously appeared at Chicago's Wrigley Field were alive and kicking.
But not Wednesday, when a goat's head was left in a box outside the home of the Cubs. The box was addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts.
Ricketts is currently in negotiations with city
By JOHNNY CLARK and PHILLIP LUCASAssociated Press
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - An armed man who was having financial problems held four firefighters for hours in a suburban Atlanta home, demanding his cable and power be turned back on, before being shot dead when SWAT members stormed the house, authorities