By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The bipartisan cease-fire that kept the government running this spring gave birth to hopeful talk - among pundits and some senators, at least - of a much larger "grand bargain" that would reduce the federal deficit for years.
ST. MARIES GAZETTE - A home at 1922 Center Avenue in St. Maries was destroyed by fire this morning.
Clint Croson recently moved out of the home but many of his belongings were still in the house at the time of the fire.
The call came in about 7:15 a.m. There was considerable smoke when
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school. The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - More than half a million U.S. children are now believed to have lead poisoning, roughly twice the previous high estimate, health officials reported Thursday.
The increase is the result of the government last year lowering the threshold for lead
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Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's collection includes a three-
By JENNIFER KAYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.
At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police in Everett, Wash., say a man was in the basement of an abandoned house, cutting into steel pipes to scrounge scrap metal, when he heard a hissing sound. That was natural gas escaping from the pipes. Investigators say he paused Wednesday, then lit a
By JOHN RABY and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - State Police have charged the man accused of killing a West Virginia sheriff with attempted murder for allegedly pulling a gun on a deputy who chased and eventually shot him.
State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said charges for the
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Senate is backing a plan that directs colleges to allow students to carry guns on campus. The Republican-led chamber endorsed the measure Wednesday in a 28-22 vote. House Bill 240 would curb the Montana Board of Regents'
SUMAS, Wash. (AP) - Four people are now in custody after what officials describe as a foiled drug smuggling run across Washington state's border with Canada. Court documents unsealed Wednesday say American Border Patrol agents encountered two men trying to smuggle 58 pounds of