SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A pickup truck hit and killed three children and critically injured a woman in the same busy Oregon intersection where a pedestrian was fatally struck two months ago and then carried on the roof of the fleeing car for 11 blocks.
Police say the four people hit Sunday were in or near a crosswalk on Springfield's Main Street. Police say the driver cooperated, and no charges have been filed.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — Classes are expected to resume Tuesday at a rural Nevada school that was evacuated last week after a student spilled mercury in the hallways and others tracked it through the building.
The student got the mercury from a relative's garage, and on Thursday he brought a salt shaker containing the hazardous material to the junior high in Winnemucca, about 170 miles east of Reno.
No one was hurt, but about a dozen students were...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says he is looking forward to working with new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to consider moving the team to a few miles south to Rhode Island's largest city.
Elorza issued a statement Monday following the announcement that Red Sox president Larry Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen purchased the Triple A baseball club for an undisclosed price.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly all West Coast seaports began the week with dockworkers hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long labor-management dispute.
The exception Monday was the Port of Oakland, where problems persisted three days after negotiators for the dockworkers' union and for employers reached a new contract covering all 29 West Coast ports.
Port of Oakland spokesman Mike Zampa said nine ships are at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is naming its first international envoy for gay rights.
The State Department says Randy Berry will be its special envoy to promote human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Berry is a veteran diplomat currently serving as consul general at the U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He's also served at U.S. posts in Bangladesh, Egypt, Uganda and South Africa, and speaks Spanish and...