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911 calls show anguish and tension in Conn. school
As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, "There's still shooting going on! Please!" A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn't yet locked the door.
Stocks lower on Fed stimulus concern
Stocks fell in morning trading on speculation Wednesday that the Federal Reserve may pull back on its stimulus after more encouraging news about the economy.
Billy Joel plans Madison Square Garden residency
Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden — as long as the fans will have him.
Lawyer: NY engineer had 'daze' before train wreck
An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like "daze" and nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, people representing him said Tuesday.
US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama
An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.
US vet detained in NKorea oversaw guerrilla group
Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
US voices solidarity with Japan on China air spat
Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the U.S. voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China's claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prepared to deliver that message personally to Beijing.
Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future
Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case
A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.
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