SEATTLE (AP) - A freight train hit a man in a wheelchair before dawn Thursday on tracks along the Seattle waterfront near the grain elevator. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN'-us) says he was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he died.
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and LISA CORNWELLAssociated Press
Forty years ago, soldiers returning from Vietnam were advised to change into civilian clothes on their flights home because of fears they would be accosted by protesters after they landed. For a Vietnamese businessman who helped the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 20 Los Angeles detectives are hunting for two men who grabbed a 10-year-old girl from her bedroom before dawn and held her for nearly 12 hours before dropping her off at a hospital near her San Fernando Valley home, police said.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith asked for the
SPOKANE, Wash. - Everyone likes getting mail, especially if there is money inside. However, scammers are sending letters in the mail along with a fake check hoping to get you to cash it and send them the money. The Better Business Bureau says it receives calls about ten times a
MILAN (AP) - The Italian presiding appellate judge who acquitted American student Amanda Knox in the murder of her British roommate says he remains certain there is no evidence of her guilt. Now retired, Judge Pratillo Hellmann was quoted Thursday by Italian newspapers as saying
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut authorities have released the warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the gunman who massacred 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school. A judge granted a request by the prosecutor overseeing the probe to withhold some
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - TV ads show smiling seniors enjoying an "active" lifestyle on a motorized scooter, taking in the sights at the Grand Canyon, fishing on a pier and high-fiving their grandchildren at a baseball game.
The commercials, which promise freedom and
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.
The ads feature sad, real-life stories: There
By DOUG ESSERAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of a scenic Puget Sound area after a large landside thundered down a hillside, knocking one house off its foundation and threatening others.
That heavily damaged home and 33 others were ordered