NEW YORK - Call it a special delivery. A postal carrier pocketed dozens of greeting cards he was supposed to deliver to get at the cash inside, postal inspectors said.
WASHINGTON - The State Department's embattled inspector general, accused of impeding a Justice Department investigation of Blackwater Worldwide, announced his resignation Friday, saying a poisonous political atmosphere in Washington deters people from careers in public service.
NEW YORK - The horse-drawn carriages that clip clop around Central Park could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.
NEW YORK - Their job was one of routine peril - washing windows on Manhattan skyscrapers.
LONDON (AP) - Skiers, fire-eaters and an ice sculptor joined in worldwide demonstrations Saturday to draw attention to climate change and push their governments to take stronger action to fight global warming.
MINGORA, Pakistan - The Pakistani army has driven Islamic militants from all the towns in a scenic northern valley and killed 290 of the followers of a pro-Taliban cleric who has called for a holy war against the government, a general said Saturday.
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Sprawled in his recliner, tired and achy after three days of nearly nonstop work, James Ward hardly looks like Santa Claus.
WASHINGTON - After weeks of tough talk, Democrats appear resigned to back down again on providing money for the Iraq war.
WESTPORT, Wash. - The amateur theater group here had been dormant for a few years when Peggy Coverdale decided to revive it with a dinner-theater mystery she wrote.
WASHINGTON - The last thing Sen. Tim Johnson remembers about Dec. 13, 2006, is arriving at the hospital in an ambulance. After that, his memory begins to fade.
MIAMI - Tenth grader Noah Gray quietly pulled out his iPhone in English class and saw the e-mail he'd been waiting for.
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden truck filled with sand struck a police station north o& Baghdad on Saturday, the latest in a week of bombings that have killed nearly 80 people.
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats Friday demanded a full Justice Department investigation into whether the CIA obstructed justice by destroying videotapes that documented the harsh 2002 interrogations of two alleged terrorists.
NEW YORK - Thousands of patients are facing delays in crucial medical tests because of a shortage of a radioactive substance used in those examinations - all because of the shutdown of one nuclear reactor in Canada.
NADI, Fiji - A powerful cyclone packing wind gusts up to 154 mph pounded small islands in northern Fiji on Friday, but missed heavily populated areas of the South Pacific nation, officials said.
YONKERS, N.Y. - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said.
NEW YORK - A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars trailing off the track just inches from the water, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, Ill. - When a cluster of violent thunderstorms began marching across the Midwest, forecasters were able to draw a bright line on a map showing where the worst of the weather would go.
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