By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - In New York, a 78-year-old woman strolling in her neighborhood was punched in the head by a stranger and tumbled to the ground. In Washington, a 32-year-old woman was swarmed by teenagers on bikes, and one clocked her in the face. In Jersey City, a 46
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - About three years ago, the nation's top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it's issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement.
The seven "winnable battles" singled out by the Centers for
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A sheriff says the deaths of three people inside an apartment where gunfire erupted is another "waste" of young lives in a suburban area of Houston that has dealt with its share of violence this month.
A young man and two young women died Wednesday
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. and Afghanistan have agreed on the language of a bilateral security pact that could clear the way for thousands of U.S. troops to train and assist Afghan forces after the NATO combat
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Three versions of a synthetic hallucinogenic drug appear bound for Idaho's list of illegal substances after the federal Drug Enforcement Administration placed them on the same list as marijuana, heroin and LSD. The federal drug agency made the announcement
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The last word the pilot of the Boeing 737 uttered was "circle." Moments later the jetliner slammed into the ground, investigators said Wednesday, killing all 50 people on board.
The Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee, which investigates
By CHRIS BRUMMITTAssociated Press
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The man who steered Indonesia to recovery after the 2004 tsunami has some cautionary words for the Philippines as it begins planning reconstruction after Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors will get angry about living in tents well before permanent
DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting Tuesday with some of the family members of people who got sick or died, an attorney and one of the relatives said.
The meeting with Eric and Ryan Jensen, the two brothers
By JIM HEINTZAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - The pilots of a Boeing 737 that plunged to earth at the Kazan airport, killing all 50 aboard, lost speed in a steep climb then overcompensated and sent the plane into a near-vertical dive, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by Russian
By DAVID MERCER and DON BABWINAssociated Press
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Aaron Montgomery's house was not damaged by the tornado that roared through this central Illinois community. But when the twister knocked out power across town, he had to find a way to keep his 5-year-old daughter alive.