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HONESDALE, Pa. | A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge has ordered the county auditor's office to seal itemized billings, expenses and fees for the defense of a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.
VATICAN CITY | A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.
OSLO, Norway | Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi, of India, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
NEW YORK | The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday included a video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making his first court appearance Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 tri…
CONROE, Texas | Adrian Peterson is hoping to go to trial as soon as possible. Whether the star running back for the Vikings returns to the playing field any time soon is another question entirely.
Lisa Friel, vice president of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division for T&M Protection Resources, talks with reporters during a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York, on Wednesday. Friel is one of the advisers helping the NFL develop and carry out a do…
NEW YORK | NFL owners will meet Wednesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy, vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills and look at further international play.
CHICAGO | Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis has been hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.
It might sound odd, but the dinner table could be one of the best tools in fighting drug abuse and a number of other societal problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.
INDIANAPOLIS | The federal government is giving more than $605,000 in rental vouchers to Indiana public housing agencies, including one in Gary, to help 127 homeless Hoosier veterans find permanent housing.
CHICAGO | Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs," and, as the U.S. Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent …
Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administ…
In a strange, somewhat sick way, the huge scandal that's engulfed the National Football League with release of a graphic video of one of the league's stars knocking out his girlfriend (now wife) in an elevator may be saving others from similar abuse.
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