Murder charge filed in fatal Pa. bridge collision

READING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have filed a murder charge against a man accused of having deliberately driven his car into another vehicle on……

Search suspended for British man in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU (AP) — Rescue crews have stopped searching for a British man who fell overboard from a troubled sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard says the search for Luke Stimson was suspended Tuesday, pending any…
Brookfield mock crash

School Holds Mock Crash

On Tuesday, some students in Brookfield got a first-hand look at what impact impaired driving can have on people's lives.…

State Department hits Raytheon with $8M penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American defense company Raytheon has agreed to an $8 million settlement for violating U.S. arms control regulations. The State Department says it reached the agreement with Raytheon after uncovering numerous violations. The violations included…

US regulators looking at dealing with social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after hackers broke into The Associated Press’ Twitter feed and roiled financial markets, federal regulators say they need to find ways to deal with the impact of social media. Members of the Commodity…

Review: ‘Iron Man 3′ loaded down by heavy metal

In the galaxy of big-screen superheros — a rather glum lot — Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is the snappy one. He’s the sarcastic, motor-mouthed, preening, self-referential do-gooder, as opposed to all those self-serious crusaders. No matter how…

Uncle: Family to claim Boston bomb suspect’s body

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said Tuesday. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been at the medical examiner’s…

RI gay marriage bill headed to final vote

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation’s 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a legislative panel voted Tuesday to forward same-sex marriage legislation to the full House for…

Obama vows again to close prison at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed his pledge to close the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but the impediments that have thwarted him thus far remain. At a White House news conference,…

Pittsburgh council to spend $1M on crime cameras

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council plans to spend $1.1 million on surveillance cameras and gunshot detectors for a crime-ridden neighborhood. Council me……

Justice Department OKs ousting Texas school board

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — State-appointed managers will take over the El Paso Independent School District after the U.S. Department of Justice said it won’t oppose ousting the locally elected school board in the wake of a testing…

DB Cooper parachute packer ID’d as homicide victim

SEATTLE (AP) — The man who packed the parachutes used by infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper more than four decades ago has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Washington state. However, authorities say they have no…

Calif. reactors might be retired if restart nixed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costs tied to the long-running shutdown of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant have soared to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can’t get…

US allows Wis. hunter to import rare rhino trophy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. is allowing a hunter to bring a slain African rhinoceros back to Wisconsin, the first time American officials have allowed a black rhinoceros hunting trophy to be imported since the animal was listed…

NYC mayor staunchly defends police policies

NEW YORK (AP) — In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk practice and surveillance…

NYC mayor staunchly defends police policies

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a stinging defense of the police department’s stop-and-frisk and surveillance programs. Bloomberg addressed police leaders Tuesday at the NYPD’s headquarters. He says the NYPD “is under…

With 1 week to go, Sanford subject of attacks

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford can’t seem to escape attacks on the extramarital affair that derailed his political career, which he hopes to revive in a special congressional election that is now a…