Los Angeles commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

Published Mar. 28 2015 @ 5:56pm

LOS ANGELES -- A commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

Nashville prosecutors: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks 4 times in last 5 years

Published Mar. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past...

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

Published Mar. 28 2015

BEIRUT -- Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib...

7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

Published Mar. 28 2015

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at...

Mystery of California hilltop piano solved

Published Mar. 28 2015

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound...

Astronauts dock with space station for 1-year mission

Published Mar. 27 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth...

Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses

Published Mar. 27 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature...

Federal appeals court rules for Mexican who claimed he would be tortured if returned

Published Mar. 27 2015

SAN DIEGO -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who...

Updated: Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

Published Mar. 27 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a...

Slashed fiber-optic cable reveals vulnerability of US broadband

Published Mar. 27 2015

In northern Arizona last month, tens of thousands of residents were without Internet service — some for up to 15...

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

Published Mar. 27 2015

Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the...

Man charged, linked to noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss

Published Mar. 27 2015

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected...

Employee at East Ridge Elementary suspended

Published Mar. 27 2015

An employee at East Ridge Elementary has been suspended without pay as the Hamilton County Department of Education investigates a...

Woman, friend charged with murder in alleged baby-theft plot

Published Mar. 27 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in...

Georgia Gov. Deal signs order requiring readiness for marijuana law

Published Mar. 27 2015

ATLANTA -- In an emotional ceremony in his Capitol office, Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Friday ordering state...

Part of East 10th Street closing for three months

Published Mar. 27 2015

The closure is expected to last until June, weather permitting. Business property access will be maintained and detours will be...

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune

Published Mar. 27 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most...

German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Published Mar. 27 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps...

Ex-cop in Alabama faces federal charges for excessive force

Published Mar. 27 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former Alabama police officer is charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man during...

Tennessee Supreme Court orders new child rape trial

Published Mar. 27 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned the child rape conviction of a man sentenced to 25 years...