DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Efforts to quell the blight that years of joblessness, corruption and crime have brought on this former industrial dynamo are coming at a price, activists say — the people of Camden don't have much say when it comes to the direction of their city or its most important institutions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An FBI examination of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last week killing eight people has found no evidence that damage to the locomotive's windshield was caused by a firearm, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. The NTSB said it has not ruled out the possibility that another object may have struck the windshield. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's appeal of his death sentence is likely to focus on the judge's refusal to move the trial out of Boston and the prosecution's barrage of heartbreaking testimony from more than a dozen victims of the attack.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the focus on his intentions to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.