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7-year-old Boston bomb survivor gets new prosthetic leg

Posted: 08/15/2013 - A 7-year-old girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April attack.

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Calif. man's charge upped to murder after tweets

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Police and prosecutors in California say an 18-year-old accused of killing a bicyclist with his car has had a vehicular manslaughter charge upgraded to murder in part because he boasted about speeding on Twitter.

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Death toll soars to 638 in Egypt violence

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began.

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The Staycation is dead, new survey finds

Posted: 08/15/2013 - R.I.P, staycation. In a newly released survey, 83% of Americans said they intend to fly the nest and take a vacation away from home this year.

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La. town turns to healing after hostage standoff

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The mayor of a small northeastern Louisiana town says it is going to take time to heal after a hostage standoff at a bank left two people dead and another critically wounded.

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UPS jet crashes near Birmingham airport, 2 dead

Posted: 08/14/2013 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A National Transportation Safety Board member says a preliminary investigation of the deadly crash of a UPS cargo plane in Alabama indicates the pilot and co-pilot did not make any distress calls prior to impact.

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Coroner: Suspect in Idaho rescue had 5 wounds

Posted: 08/14/2013 - An Idaho coroner says the man killed during an FBI rescue of a 16-year-old girl in a remote wilderness area was shot at least five times in the head and chest.

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Reality star Gia Allemand dies in New Orleans

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Gia Allemand, a reality TV star and girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, has died after being taken off life support at a hospital in New Orleans.

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Police storm protest camps; 278 dead across Egypt

Posted: 08/14/2013 - CAIRO (AP) - Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 278 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites.

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RI sheriff: Efforts on restraining order reviewed

Posted: 08/14/2013 - PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials are reviewing what efforts were made to serve a temporary restraining order on a man now charged with killing the woman who requested it.

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Booker, rival throw jabs to open Senate race in NJ

Posted: 08/14/2013 - HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Jersey is opening the general election campaign with an attack on the mayoral record of his opponent, Democratic rising star Cory Booker.

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Postal Service revamps priority mail program

Posted: 08/14/2013 - The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority mail program as part of its efforts to raise revenue and drive new growth in its package delivery business.

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Cargo plane crash kills 2 crew members

Updated: 08/14/2013 - An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

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At least 12 homes destroyed in Utah fire

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Gov. Gary Herbert says a wildfire burning near a mountain resort town in Utah has destroyed at least a dozen homes plus 15 other structures such as vehicles, sheds and boats.

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West's wildfire season roars on as Utah homes burn

Posted: 08/13/2013 - WANSHIP, Utah (AP) - A wildfire has destroyed 10 to 15 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of exclusive Utah homes as lightning-sparked blazes devoured dry grass and brush across the West and burned to the edges of small communities in several states.

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Firefighters' benefits divide northern Ariz. city

Posted: 08/13/2013 - PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona city that employed 19 firefighters who died in June says it made no promises that any of the temporary workers would be promoted to permanent positions.

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Mars food study researchers emerge from dome

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Researchers who have spent nearly four months simulating what it's like to live on Mars have emerged from their experiment on a barren Hawaii lava field.

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