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NTSB: Claim about truck fire still uncorroborated

Updated: 04/13/2014 - Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median, sideswiped her car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.

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Feds eye possible issues after deadly bus crash

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The bus was carrying 44 teenagers from Southern California high schools to Humboldt State University to participate in a program that invites prospective low-income or first-generation college students to visit the campus.

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Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

Posted: 04/11/2014 - A jury has sentenced a Houston woman to life in prison for killing her boyfriend by stabbing him at least 25 times in the face and head with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.

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Ohio geologists link seismic activity to fracking

Posted: 04/11/2014 - State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

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Republicans glad to see Sebelius go

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Senate's top Republican is welcoming the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Mitch McConnell says he hopes it marks the start of a "candid conversation" about what he calls "Obamacare's shortcomings and the need to protect Medicare."

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Woman to appeal sentence in new husband's death

Posted: 04/11/2014 - A Kalispell, Mont., woman who pleaded guilty to pushing her new husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park last summer plans to appeal her 30-year prison sentence for his death.

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Driver in deadly day care crash in custody

Posted: 04/10/2014 - Twenty-eight-year old Robert Alex Corchado turned himself in to police, who charged him with leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

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More than 100 get virus on California cruise

Posted: 04/10/2014 - A cruise line says more than 100 passengers have now contracted the highly contagious norovirus as a ship tours California ports, but fewer than 15 are still complaining of symptoms.

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DOJ: Serious problems found in Albuquerque police

Posted: 04/10/2014 - The U.S. Justice Department says institutional reform is needed to curb the "patterns of excessive force" that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.

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School stabbing victim's thought: Will I die?

Posted: 04/10/2014 - One of the victims of a knife attack at a high school near Pittsburgh says he was terrified he might die when he realized he had been stabbed in the back.

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Last of Corvettes pulled from sinkhole

Posted: 04/09/2014 - The 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette was buried in dirt and rocks, dozens of feet below the surface of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

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California man confesses to 40 killings

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Errek Jett, a district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said Wednesday that 51-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a drug cartel.

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UPDATE: Teen suspected in PA stabbing charged as an adult

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Alex Hribal, a 16-year-old sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., used two 8-to-10 inch "kitchen-type" "straight" knives in the attack, which started shortly after 7 a.m., police said.

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After 73 years, Archie to be killed off

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Archie Comics says the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of "Life with Archie."

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Mass shooting victims' families helping Ft. Hood victims

Posted: 04/08/2014 - The National Center for Victims of Crime tells The Associated Press that about 70 families are supporting a fund to provide no-strings-attached cash payments to people affected by similar tragedies

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Regulators act to require stronger bank capital

Posted: 04/08/2014 - The eight biggest banks will have to meet stricter measures for holding capital -- money that provides a cushion against unexpected losses -- under a rule that regulators are adopting Tuesday.

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