CHICAGO (AP) -- Fifteen incarcerated men who claim they were sent to prison by confessions that were beaten, burned and tortured out of them by convicted Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge and his officers are getting some high-profile help - including from a former Illinois governor.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Troops killed in the deadliest incident of the Afghan war came home Tuesday - traveling in death much the same way they did in life - shrouded in secrecy.
KEARNY, N.J. (AP) -- For anyone curious about what Jim McGreevey is up to seven years after coming out of the closet to become the first openly gay governor and resigning over an affair with a male staffer, his simple answer is this: "Having lunch at Hudson County Correctional Center."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he will announce a new waiver system Monday to give schools a break from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law. Critics say the benchmarks are unrealistic and brand schools as failures even if they make progress.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The 30 U.S. troops and eight Afghans who died in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan were on a mission targeting a Taliban leader when an insurgent with a rocket-propelled grenade reportedly fired on the chopper and shot it down, U.S.-led coalition said Monday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law in 1965, it was an antidote to Jim Crow-era efforts to suppress the black vote in Southern states still fighting bloody battles over racial equality.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Postal Service said Friday it lost $3.1 billion in the April through June period and could be forced to default on payments due to the federal government when the fiscal year ends in September.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- David Potorti recalls his mother's pain when his brother Jim was killed in the World Trade Center. Clutching her stomach, she cried out: "Jim. Jim. Jim." She said something else that made a lasting impression on him: "I don't want anyone else to feel the pain I'm feeling right now."
The jobs number beat the forecast of economists, who were expecting no more than 90,000. And it was an overwhelming relief for investors, who just lived through two of the most brutal weeks in Wall Street history.