Sparks from a welding project for which no one had obtained a permit caused the wind-driven fire that tore through a Boston brownstone last week, killing two firefighters and injuring 13.
Supporters say the opportunity to save potentially thousands of lives outweighs any fears by critics that the promise of a nearby antidote would only encourage drug abuse.
The Obama administration says 3 million Americans signed up for Medicaid under the new health care law as of the end of February.
Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world’s greatest dangers and had one of the world’s loudest laughs.
Associated Press correspondent Kathy Gannon, wounded Friday in a shooting that killed an AP photographer, has reported on Afghanistan for nearly three decades.
Unstable mental health may be a “fundamental, underlying cause” of a soldier’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead.
Tens of thousands of new veterans are expected to return to the workforce or to college in the next several years.
State officials fighting a well-publicized battle against heroin and prescription drug abuse are revolting against a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health officials fear could worsen an already acute drug problem.
Denver’s mayor will visit Amsterdam next week partly to learn about marijuana regulation in the country that led the way in pot liberalization.
Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House.
Guns are wall-to-wall at the Guns Galore shop near Fort Hood, and so are posters: No Idiots Allowed. This Isn’t a Place for Children to Play. Firearm Trafficking is Illegal.
Police in Maine are investigating after a malfunctioning ATM at a bank spit out $37,000 in cash to man who requested $140.
No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.
Architect Frank Gehry has designed large metal tapestries depicting the Kansas landscape of Ike’s boyhood home held up by 80-foot-tall limestone columns. Statues of Eisenhower as president and World War II general would stand at the park’s center. Gehry did not attend the meeting Thursday.
The F.B.I. needs your help locating a man suspected of sexually exploiting a child.
A Fort Hood official says there is a “strong possibility” that the gunman who killed three people and wounded 16 others at the Texas military base argued with one or more soldiers immediately before the shooting.