By JUAN CARLOS LLORCAAssociated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Dallas trucker imprisoned for seven months in Mexico on accusations that he tried to smuggle assault rifle ammunition into the country broke down in tears Friday when he returned to the U.S., saying he had at times given up hope.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Christmas kicked off with a bang Friday night during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival.
About 30,000 people crowded the streets of Coeur d'Alene for a parade and tree lighting with a fireworks show. This has been a tradition for the city for 26 years now.
By PAUL FOYAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Ten years after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is preparing her story of being held captive by a homeless street preacher, her improbable rescue after nine months, and how she advocated for children after the ordeal.
St. Martin's Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The first day of the holiday shopping season will be the last full day of post-Superstorm Sandy gasoline rationing in New York City.
The odd-even license plate system is set to end at 6 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a news release Friday confirming the restriction
By JOHN MILLERAssociated Press
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Gary Moon releases "Laser," his young prairie falcon, as the sun's first rays set southern Idaho's desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter strapped to each leg, lifts from Moon's leather gauntlet and
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami woman who spent 42 years in a coma has died.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/TTC9v4 ) reports Ewarda O'Bara was a high school student in 1970 when she fell ill, threw up her medicine and slipped into a diabetic coma. She passed away Wednesday at age 59.
The Herald reports
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Philippine ambassador says one of the men critically burned in an offshore oil platform fire has died in Louisiana.
The ambassador, Jose L. Cuisia Jr., says in a news release that 49-year-old Avelino Tajonera died Friday, shortly after his wife and three children arrived from
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Paintings and photographs depicting the raw reality of the Civil War marked a major change in American art that tossed out romantic notions of war.
Some of the finest artists of the day, including Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, Frederic Church
MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) - Walmart says no one was injured in a frenzy over a Black Friday deal at one of its stores in south Georgia.
A video of the incident circulating online shows a large crowd of people pushing, yelling and grabbing boxes off a shelf at the store in Moultrie.
Walmart spokesman Randy
By The Associated Press
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi issued decrees giving himself broad powers and effectively neutering the judiciary. Morsi, an Islamist hailing from the Muslim Brotherhood, defends the step as necessary to clear obstacles holding up Egypt's transition,