DAYTON, Ohio - A woman accused of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave confessed to the crime, saying the baby ''fit right in'' the oven, a prosecutor said Thursday.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
SALT LAKE CITY - A few hundred people waited in freezing temperatures Thursday to view the body of Gordon B. Hinckley as the Mormon church began three days of public mourning for its president.
WASHINGTON - John Edwards bowed out of his second presidential bid saying he hoped the ''two Americas'' he speaks of so often, one for the haves and the other for the have-nots, could finally be united under a Democratic president.
Weary of Southern Baptists' dominance in American Protestantism, a new push is starting by other Baptist groups aimed at working on social justice issues, and showing their religious tradition is broader than the conservative SBC. Former President Jimmy Carter is leading the effort.
WALHALLA, S.C. - Three fraternity members at Clemson University were charged with alcohol-related misdemeanors after a freshman died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus party, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Just a sophomore, Metter's Dillian Lawrence is setting an example for the rest of the Tiger basketball team.
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department said Wednesday it would investigate whether sick dairy cows were mistreated at a California slaughterhouse in violation of state and federal laws designed to ensure food safety and prevent animal cruelty.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the Interior Department has ''unreasonably delayed'' its accounting for billions of dollars owed to Indian landholders.
WASHINGTON - Emphatic as it was, the Fed's interest rate cut was no quick cure-all for the economy.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space station's two American astronauts went out on a riskier-than-usual spacewalk Wednesday and fixed one of two equipment failures that crippled their power system and threatened to stall construction at the orbiting outpost.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - A town petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution has triggered a barrage of criticism from people who say residents are ''wackjobs'' and ''nuts.''
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster proclamation for more than half the counties in Texas on Wednesday because of wildfires that have already destroyed at least two dozen buildings and could do more damage later this week.
The role of traumatic brain injury - blamed for symptoms plaguing thousands of soldiers returning from Iraq - might be overstated, contends a provocative military study that offers hope for successful treatment.
Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. said, "Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."
With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
BERLIN - Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between East and West over the current crisis in Ukraine.
HURA, Israel - He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.
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DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.
Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.
Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.
ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.