RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — An Army veteran in Washington state finally has received a letter from Monroe that first was dropped in the mail 39 years ago.
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead, authorities said.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter’s tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old’s personal information.
FRESNO, Calif. — Authorities say that a man charged with carrying out nine contract killings in Central California has confessed that he actually killed 40 people over several decades.
Ailing infant, parents had struggled with disabled boat
Committee seeks all transmission to Cuba
Cyberspace exercises take on modern problems at the U.S. Military Academy
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wild-horse fertility control and sage-grouse habitat conservation are among top priorities in the proposed $1.1 billion budget for the federal Bureau of Land Management.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — It’s test time for Idaho students — and for the test itself. Starting in March, Idaho public schools have begun field testing the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests aligned with new Common Core State Standards.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
Round-up of grazing cattle sparks conflict
FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier who killed three people before committing suicide in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009 had shown no recent risks of violence, authorities said Thursday.
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