- Probe begins after Conn. commuter trains crash
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Officials are describing a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut. They say it's fortunate no one was killed.
- OJ's ex-lawyer contradicts his testimony on guns
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's former lawyer defended himself point-by-point Friday against allegations he botched the former football star's armed-robbery trial, after giving damaging testimony that Simpson actually knew his buddies had guns when they went to a hotel room together to reclaim some sports memorabilia.
- Pa. coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
- Will Boy Scouts accept gay youth? Vote is imminent
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
- Majority of number combos picked for Powerball pot
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds.
- FBI executes search warrant in ricin letter case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are executing a search warrant in the case of two letters containing the deadly poison ricin that were intercepted this week at a post office in Washington state.
- Victims: Marines failed to safeguard water supply
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A simple test could have alerted officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, long before authorities determined that as many as a million Marines and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing chemicals.
- A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back
WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute.
- Parking fees at California state beaches heat up
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
- NM mom: I followed instincts in chasing abductor
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Melissa Torrez didn't even think when teenagers in her apartment complex said a man had just grabbed her 4-year-old girl and drove away.