HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Fire killed a woman and three children in one home early Wednesday and spread to four other houses, fire and city officials said.
SMITHFIELD, N.C. - For years, Sheriff Steve Bizzell watched the number of illegal immigrants in his rural county skyrocket - and with it, he says, residents' fear that the newcomers were responsible for more than their share of crime.
DENVER - The first person released from prison in Colorado because of DNA evidence is suing police and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars.
LOS ANGELES - An undercover investigation in which federal agents infiltrated the notorious Mongols motorcycle gang has ended with dozens of members arrested in six states and prosecutors say it could herald the end of what they call a criminal group.
ATLANTA - Food allergies in American children seem to be on the rise, now affecting about 3 million kids, according to the first federal study of the problem.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A farming season that once appeared to be doomed by the weather has turned out pretty good for Midwest soybean and corn crops.
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc.'s leaders still have jobs despite investor misgivings about their decision making, but at least 1,500 workers will be shown the door after the slumping Internet company's profits tumbled yet again in the third quarter.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Military prosecutors argued Wednesday that the first soldier accusing of killing a direct superior in Iraq - known as ''fragging'' during the Vietnam war - told other soldiers he wanted to kill and burn his National Guard officer.
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Former followers of evangelist Tony Alamo testified Wednesday they were often beaten at his instructions and one said Alamo took a 9-year-old girl as his wife, as prosecutors sought to prevent him from being freed while awaiting trial.
CHICAGO - Nearly a fourth of widely used new-generation biological drugs that treat several common diseases produce serious side effects that lead to safety warnings soon after they go on the market, the first major study of its kind found.
CAMDEN, N.J. - The first witness to take the stand in the trial of five men accused of plotting to attack soldiers at the Army's Fort Dix testified Tuesday that civilians commonly have access to the base in New Jersey.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Anne Pressly's personality made her a hit with television viewers. Now, police want to know whether her celebrity made her a target.
NEW YORK - Wall Street pulled back Tuesday as investors decided to cash in some of the previous session's big gains as they warily comb through another batch of quarterly earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 250 points.
CHICAGO - A former high-ranking Chicago police official was arrested Tuesday on charges he lied when he denied that he and detectives under his command tortured murder suspects, federal officials said.
EL PASO, Texas - Mexican officials are trying to persuade Americans to visit Ciudad Juarez, touting the city in a new billboard campaign as a ''land of encounters.'' But on this side of the border, that sounds like a cruel joke.