WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A memorial and museum about the Oklahoma City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the attack in hopes of better portraying to visitors how different the world was at the time.
Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada rancher says he's trying to determine whether federal agents damaged any of his cattle before they released hundreds of rounded-up bovines in a showdown with angry protesters over the weekend.
BOSTON (AP) - Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.
PROVO, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators say they haven't found any physical evidence that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man is sitting on a street corner with a sign declaring he's a bully as part of his sentence for harassing a neighbor and her disabled children.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has ordered spacewalking repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.
PERTH, Australia (AP) - A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader is now warning that the massive search will likely go on for a long time.
BOSTON (AP) - A magazine photo shoot for a cover marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has drawn thousands of people, including survivors, emergency workers, well-wishers and city officials.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two workers who fell to their deaths in a southeast Missouri mine have been identified by their employer.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - CenturyLink says it's still investigating the cause of a statewide, seven-hour outage in 911 service early Thursday in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer at the theme park who was pulled under by a killer whale.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.