NEW YORK - A livery driver, hailed as a hero then charged as a criminal for leaving a baby girl at a firehouse, will have his case dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next six months, prosecutors said Wednesday.
DALLAS - American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Wednesday, more than one-third of its schedule, as it spent a second straight day inspecting the wiring on some of its jets - the same issue that caused it to scrub hundreds of flights two weeks ago.
WASHINGTON - The United States is headed for a recession, dragging world economic growth down along with it, the International Monetary Fund concluded in a sobering new forecast Wednesday that underscored the damage inflicted from the housing and credit debacles.
WASHINGTON - Growing numbers of middle-class Americans say they aren't better off than they were five years ago, reflecting economic pressures amid growing debt, a study released Wednesday shows.
John Brown said, "Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity."
WASHINGTON - An Egyptian al-Qaida boss believed to be the planner behind the foiled 2006 terrorist plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic is dead of natural causes, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.
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NEW YORK - China remains the country of choice for thousands of Americans seeking to adopt a child, but the time frame for new applications is now often triple what it was a few years ago and many families are enduring uncertain, emotionally draining waits.
WASHINGTON - If he has doubts, he does not voice them. If he has regrets about his decision, he does not show them. More than five years into a war that has been longer, bloodier and costlier than the country expected, President Bush never wavers: The battle in Iraq is just, the victory assured.
WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - A woman whose severed hands and feet were found outside two homes about a mile apart had known her life was in danger, her mother said Tuesday.
EL PASO, Texas - A Fort Bliss soldier and his wife were arrested Tuesday on charges of killing a 2-year-old girl in their care and seriously injuring her older brother while their military parents served overseas.
BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simultaneously, an operation believed to be the first of its kind, hospital officials announced Tuesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition party suspended talks with the government Tuesday and hundreds of angry young opposition backers set fires to protest delays in reaching a power-sharing deal.
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