The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an urgent safety recommendation after a railroad track foreman was struck and killed by a passenger train last month in Connecticut.
An aspiring New York City actress has finally faced down the suspect she helped police capture in connection with her father's 1986 slaying.
An Arizona man on trial for sending his 16-year-old nephew into a busy intersection last summer with a fake grenade launcher was convicted Monday of endangering the teen's life and carrying out a terrorism hoax.
A California man who made a 911 call that ended with Pasadena police fatally shooting a college student has pleaded guilty to making a false report.
In 1963, Harry Caudill of Whitesburg published Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area, which shined a spotlight on the plundering of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The book forever changed Appalachia. On the eve of the books 50th anniversary, the Lexington Herald-Leader examines the man behind the book.
A commuter train shook on the tracks and then derailed in a tunnel under the East River shortly after leaving Penn Station on Monday night, forcing the hundreds of passengers on it to be removed and delaying the trip home for many others. No injuries were reported.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling.
The deputy administrator of the main compensation fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims says it has received 247 claims so far.
Police say four people who were sitting on an outdoor patio at a restaurant in Annapolis, Md., were struck by a car that jumped the curb.
A central Ohio day care worker sprinkled drugs on snacks to get children in her day care to sleep during the day, according to police charges filed Monday that the woman adamantly denies as a misunderstood joke.
A Mississippi woman has been charged in a second death related to giving buttocks-enhancing injections without being trained or licensed.
The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent has decided to move ahead with a case in which a female midshipman accuses football players of sexually assaulting her after she was passed out from a night of drinking, the school announced Monday.
A government lawyer said Monday the U.S. Army has released the vast majority of court records in Pfc. Bradley Manning's case and told a civilian judge the dispute over the records had become moot.
Chicago's next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America's third-largest city.
A former U.S. Marine fighting extradition to the Philippines on charges of killing a couple said in a jailhouse letter professing his innocence that he would never do something "so heinous and stupid."
A jury in Delaware says there was no medical negligence in a penile implant procedure that the patient said left him with an 8-month erection.
A man accused of gunning down a West Virginia sheriff has lost a bid for bail ahead of his first-degree murder trial.
A former day laborer has pleaded guilty to sneaking up on multiple women in northern Virginia and cutting their backsides with a razor blade or box cutter.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a law expanding the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Energy drinks, packed with caffeine, sugar and vitamin blends, appear to provide not much more of a brain boost than a good old cup of Joe. New research by a Centre College behavioral neuroscience professor and her students found energy drinks, the go-to caffeine delivery device favored by many students, ranked side by side with plain old caffeine in a study of brain activity