The site of the biggest find is an abandoned well outside the city of Stockton, near the town of Linden, that produced hundreds of human bones, purses, shoes, jewelry and other evidence over the weekend. That raised Joan Shelley's hopes that her 16-year-old daughter JoAnn Hobson will be found.
Santorum to visit North Dakota later this week As Tacoma (Wash.) Occupy protesters changed and shouted during presidential contender Rick Santorum's visit, the Republican told hundreds of supporters that what "this radical element represents .... is true intolerance."
Paterno's death on Sunday from lung cancer at age 85 came less than three months after his stunning ouster as head coach in the wake of child sex-abuse charges against a retired assistant. But this week, thousands of alumni, fans, students and former players in Happy Valley are remembering Paterno for his record-setting career, his love for the school and his generosity.
Genaro C. Armas and Michael Rubinkam
, January 26, 2012
On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he’s a living, breathing man who chain-smokes, sips liquor and occasionally curses.
Bill Janklow, a flamboyant politician who left a lasting mark on South Dakota politics by serving four terms as governor but resigned as the state's congressman after causing a fatal traffic accident, has died.
EHD can kill infected animals in just a few days Whitetail deer populations in parts of eastern Montana and elsewhere in the Northern Plains could take years to recover from a devastating disease that killed thousands of the animals in recent months, wildlife officials and hunting outfitters said.
Dozens of National Guard troops have arrived to help an Alaska fishing town dig out from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some people in homes, and triggered avalanches. The Guard reported more than 18 feet of snow has fallen in the past weeks, although the National Weather Service did not immediately have a measurement.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' future will depend on a recovery that has progressed in remarkable fashion over the past year as she is now able to walk and talk. She faces a May deadline to get on the November ballot, meaning she has a few months to decide her next step.
The body of an Iraq war veteran suspected in the slaying of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger was believed to have been found in chest-deep snow today, authorities said. Authorities believe Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, fled to the remote park following an earlier shooting that wounded four near Seattle, sparking a search by SWAT team members and other police. The body believed to be Barnes was found face down in the snow, said Washington State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill. The identity was not confirmed.
She never met them, or knew their names. But over the years, Minka Disbrow wrote dozens of letters to the adoption agency to find out how her daughter was faring. The agency replied faithfully with updates until there was a change in management, and they eventually lost touch.
While members of an Islamic cultural center gathered for a Sunday evening dinner, a Molotov cocktail hurled by an unknown assailant and made from a Starbucks bottle burst and shattered against the center's main entrance. Another was thrown at the sign for the center's school. It was one of a string of suspected arson attacks that police were investigating today as possible bias crimes and trying to determine whether the incidents were linked. No arrests have been made.
Colleen Long and Verena Dobnik
, January 02, 2012
ormer police officer Chris Willden didn't hesitate to help when he realized children were trapped in an upside down car in an icy Utah river. The driver, Roger Andersen, 46, of Logan, had lost control of the car as he tried to brake while heading northbound in slippery conditions. Andersen was able to free himself, but his 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son were trapped along with a second 9-year-old girl.
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