FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The congratulatory messages flooded Oday Aboushi's Twitter page for a few days after he was drafted by the New York Jets two weeks ago.
Many were happy to see the hometown kid from the New York borough of Staten Island starting his NFL career close to his family and friends. It was the other tweets, first dozens and then hundreds, from places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that made the enormity of the situation really sink in....
NEW YORK (AP) — Workers in New York City carefully replaced the boom of a massive crane on Saturday, more than six months after it was twisted and warped by Superstorm Sandy and left dangling dangerously over the streets of Manhattan.
Early in the morning construction crews began lifting the boom to its lofty position above 57th Street. The crane's top is about 1,000 feet up.
Residents of two nearby apartment buildings were ordered out Friday as a...
In a May 11 glance about Mideast economic figures, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the regional gross domestic product is nearly $2.7 billion. The GDP is nearly $2.7 trillion, according to the World Bank.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Mideast youth need 46 million jobs by 2020
Mideast economies need to create 46 million jobs by 2020 to reduce unemployment to global norm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — It probably happens to most drivers.
Heading home after an overtime shift and the eyelids flutter. Up all night with a sick baby and you rest your eyes for just a moment on the way to dropping off the kids at school. Drowsy drivers often make it safely to their destination, but for some, the consequences are devastating.
"To this day I still hear my boys crying out, yelling for Daddy, when they were told the news," says Jackie...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of the America's Cup planning effort said Saturday he expects sailing's most prestigious event to go forward after the death of a sailor on a training run in the San Francisco Bay.
In an interview Saturday morning, Stephen Barclay said he would await the results of an internal examination of Thursday's accident before making the formal decision. Barclay also said a decision in whether to make safety changes to the boats or the course will be...
WACO, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for a Texas paramedic arrested on charges of possessing bomb-making material says his client will plead not guilty and had no connection to the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month.
Waco attorney Jonathan Sibley said in a prepared statement Saturday that his client, Bryce Reed anxiously awaits his next court appearance Wednesday, which will include a detention hearing.
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March.
The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property — manicured lawn and all — dropped 10 feet below the street.
It wasn't long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the...
BOSTON (AP) — Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, and doctors are still fighting to save his shattered left one. He has second- and third-degree burns and a piece of shrapnel lodged in his heart. He's lost track of how many surgeries he's had, with more still ahead.
But he won't allow the pain or the uncertainty of his future shake his spirit or destroy his faith in humanity.