It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens an immediate halt to pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.
A 12-year-old Florida boy was under arrest Thursday and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head during a "horrific event," police said.
A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly.
Federal prosecutors are accusing an Illinois man of inserting sewing needles into packaged ground beef for more than a year at a supermarket in his hometown.
A federal judge in Utah has ordered an FBI agent to court next month to respond to allegations that he tampered with a witness who backed out of testifying in a trial about Oklahoma City bombing videos.
In a story July 30 about the death of filmmaker Robert Drew, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Drew was shot down in Germany during World War II. He was shot down in Italy.
An Air National Guard member has died more than two months after authorities say he was pushed down a flight of stairs at a bar.
The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.
A federal investigator says the pilot of a small plane that crashed in far northwestern Arizona was flying well below what's allowed by regulation.
Delaware transportation officials on Thursday partially reopened a bridge on a key East Coast interstate that was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting.
One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.
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A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan's federal prosecutor threatened to investigate his office for possible witness tampering and obstruction for allegedly encouraging members of the panel to speak out on Cuomo's behalf.
An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary Thursday that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.
The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities.
A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento.
A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home.
An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.