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Doctors: Face-chewing victim 'awake and alert'

Posted: 06/12/2012 - A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack along a busy Miami street is now `awake and alert," according to doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

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Massachusetts town puts $20 fine on profanity

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Police in the town of 22,000 will be writing tickets bearing fines in that amount to those who foul its public places with profanity after residents voted 183-50 Monday night

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Firefighters make progress on Colo., NM wildfires

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The New Mexico fire, near the mountain community of Ruidoso, is now 30 percent contained after firefighters in took advantage of a break in hot, windy weather to build lines on Monday.

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2nd accuser tearfully details Sandusky abuse

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The boy, labeled Victim No. 1 by prosecutors, is now 18 years old. He choked back tears as he spoke of encounters that included Sandusky fondling him, kissing him and ultimately engaging in a sex act.

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Jurors to hear closing arguments in Clemens case

Posted: 06/12/2012 - After eight weeks, jurors are finally getting to hear closing arguments in the Roger Clemens perjury trial Tuesday, and they are expected to begin deliberations later in the day.

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Fractured gangs blamed for Chicago homicide surge

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The violence is nowhere near its historical peak of the early 1990s, when Chicago recorded roughly 900 homicides per year. But from Jan. 1 through late May there were 203 homicides.

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911 recording: Dad killed mom, told me to call you

Posted: 06/12/2012 - A central Ohio man killed his ex-wife outside an apartment when she arrived to pick up their two children, and their 13-year-old son called an emergency dispatcher to report the stabbing, police said.

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Coast Guard: NJ yacht explosion report likely hoax

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The Coast Guard says a reported explosion on a motor yacht off central New Jersey likely was probably a hoax and that an extensive search and rescue operation cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Trial to start in '09 burning attack on Fla. teen

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Trial was set to begin Tuesday in the 2009 attack on a teenager who was doused with alcohol and set ablaze by his own middle school classmates in a dispute over a $40 video game.

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Special election in Ariz. to replace Giffords

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Democrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona.

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Commerce secretary Bryson taking leave of absence

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Commerce Secretary John Bryson is taking a medical leave of absence to undergo tests after suffering a seizure connected to two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area over the weekend.

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Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.

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Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal.

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Cops leave home after search for Auburn suspect

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Authorities in Montgomery left a home early Tuesday where they believed the man charged with fatally shooting three people near Auburn University might have been hiding.

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First accuser describes Sandusky claims in detail

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The first witness to take the stand against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said he regretted having kept the alleged sexual abuse a secret.

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Sandusky witness describes abuse, 'creepy' letters

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The first witness in Jerry Sandusky's trial said the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused him as a young teenager on campus and in hotels and later sent him "creepy love letters."

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2 accused of hindering search for Ala suspect

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Desmonte Leonard's last address was at a residence in Montgomery, and authorities said they believe he returned to the city after gunfire erupted late Saturday in Auburn, about 50 miles away.

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US leaves unsettled supply talks with Pakistan

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The U.S. team that tried for more than a month to negotiate a reopening of blocked Pakistani supply routes into Afghanistan is coming home without an agreement, U.S. officials said Monday.

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Commerce: Bryson has 'limited recall' of events

Posted: 06/11/2012 - A Commerce Department official says Secretary John Bryson has a "limited recall of the events" in which he had a seizure and was involved in two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area.

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