By By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Manuel Pardo was a decorated Florida police officer before he was fired for lying and turned to life as a vigilante, slaying nine people during a three-month crime spree.
Almost 27 years later, Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday
By By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies will outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to the best guess of the U.S. intelligence community in its latest
By By FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer relapse and his sudden announcement that he will undergo a fourth cancer-related surgery in Cuba have thrown the country's future into question, and his designated political heir
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (kahch) has been released from a Manhattan hospital.
Koch looked jovial as he spoke briefly Monday outside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He was admitted last week with pneumonia and flu.
He said he planned to go to his office briefly, then do some
By By JEFF BAENENAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After enduring last year's snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again.
But fans of the wintry outdoors got their wish this weekend when a slow-moving storm dumped up to 16 inches of
By By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military assumed responsibility Monday for protecting state institutions and maintaining security ahead of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum, as the country braced for another round of mass demonstrations by the supporters of the
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - Workers are continuing to remove debris at the scene of a New Jersey freight train derailment that released hazardous gas into the air.
Seven cars on an 84-car train derailed on or near a swivel-style bridge over Mantua Creek in Paulsboro more than a week ago. A tanker car
By By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. THE WILD CARD IN THE 'FISCAL CLIFF' SHOWDOWN
Lawmakers fear that unpredictable financial markets could trigger a panicky sell-off if a deal isn't reached
By By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - The former head of a Marine Corps brig testified Monday that she was shocked when the base commander asked for advance notice of any orders she planned to give regarding the confinement of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with
By By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about corruption in a city government already beleaguered by criminal prosecutions