By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - A South Carolina woman has been charged with four counts of homicide by child abuse in the deaths of her four young children who were home alone when they died in a mobile home fire, police said on Friday. Hope Kaneshia Hawkins, 21, was also charged with four counts of child neglect in the deaths of her two daughters and two sons. Her children, 10-month-old twin girls Myasia Hawkins and Kynasia Hawkins, 3-year-old Camaron Mason and 4-year-old Delonta Dixon, died from smoke inhalation, the Darlington County Coroner's Office said. ...
A blaze has engulfed a wing of a psychiatric hospital in a village near Moscow, killing 38 people, with just three survivors, officials say
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women's health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide, and singled out the GOP-governed states of North Dakota and Mississippi for criticism.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is transferred from hospital to prison, as a Chinese man carjacked by the brothers tells of his ordeal.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Across from a paved lot where the Port of Savannah stacks empty cargo containers stands a living link to the time before Georgia's first settlers arrived — an ancient live oak tree more than 7 ½ feet in diameter with massive branches extending up to 70 feet from its trunk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress hurried to approve legislation Friday that will end the furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily, infuriating travelers and causing political headaches for lawmakers.
Rumors and speculation about the sale of Seattle news feed startup Wavii were correct. Wavii confirmed today that it’s being sold to Google, a deal that was first reported Wednesday by TechCrunch. That report said Google paid more than $30 million and Wavii’s 25-person team will rel
A century-old US five-cent coin - illegally cast, found in a car crash, deemed a fake and abandoned for decades - is sold for $3.1m at auction.
Three-time champion Gilles Simon reached the semifinals of the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Friday, while top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic was upset.
Detroit singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, recently yanked from obscurity by Seattle record label Light in the Attic, charmed the crowd at the Neptune Theatre with his humility and humor, but it was a weak show.
Claudette Johnson still has a hard time sleeping at night a decade after her son was fatally shot in a confrontation with Jamaican police and 15 years after her taxi driver husband was murdered by gunmen.
Five things to know about country music superstar George Jones, who died Friday at 81:
Eleven people have drowned so far this year in Kauai, almost triple the number who drowned in the same period last year on the Hawaiian island. Some have been swept off remote beaches by large waves, others have died trying to cross streams while hiking on the island’s Napali c
Police say a bomb has exploded near the office of a political party, which has received threats from the Taliban, killing nine people in southern Pakistan.
Across from a paved lot where the Port of Savannah stacks empty cargo containers stands a living link to the time before Georgia's first settlers arrived - an ancient live oak tree more than 7 1/2 feet in diameter with massive branches extending up to 70 feet from its trunk.
A barnacle-covered fishing boat that washed ashore this month in Crescent City, Calif., has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan to reach California's shores.
Nothing like a shutout win over the Angels to tone down some of the hysteria we’ve seen revolving around the Mariners the past 48 hours or so. I’ll freely admit contributing to some of it. This team is going to be in serious trouble and will put jobs at risk if it plays like it
The airport at Moses Lake could be one of six places in the nation where the Federal Aviation Administration tests drones.
A Russian court on Friday rejected a plea for early release from prison by a member of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, whose provocative songs and prosecution have made them a symbol of the country's opposition movement.
A top Pakistani prison official says an Indian spy on death row was critically injured when he was attacked with a brick inside a prison in the eastern city of Lahore.