By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - The demolition of Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 young children and six adults were shot to death last December, will begin on Friday under a cloak of secrecy meant to discourage souvenir-hunters, town officials said. The town has required the workers handling the tear down of the building to sign agreements banning them from discussing any aspect of the work as Newtown officials attempt to fade out of the media spotlight that hit the commuter suburb after the December 14 attack. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into a dysfunctional health care rollout, Obama administration officials said Friday they've found dozens of website problems that need fixing and tapped a private company to take the lead. They said most of the problems will be fixed by the end of November.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor says a 12-year-old boy who shot and killed his neo-Nazi father two years ago should be incarcerated in a state juvenile justice facility for his own safety.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A cadre of volunteers and entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches on what they hope will be downtown Las Vegas' debutant ball: a sprawling music and food festival that takes over the city's core this weekend.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury that reviewed evidence in the death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey believed her parents were involved in the crime but didn't say who killed the beauty queen, according to documents released Friday, 14 years after the grand jury made its recommendation.
Prosecutors rejected indictment that found JonBenet Ramsey’s parents “unlawfully, knowingly, recklessly and feloniously” put their daughter into a situation that resulted in her death. The long-sealed findings were made partially public Friday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.
By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp reached a deal on Friday to resolve a lawsuit in the United States over unintended acceleration issues, one day after a jury found the Japanese carmaker liable and ordered it to pay $3 million for defects that caused a 2007 fatal crash. A jury in Oklahoma on Thursday ordered the company to pay $3 million in compensatory damages to Jean Bookout, a driver injured in the 2007 crash, and the family of Barbara Schwarz, who was killed. Jurors were scheduled to resume deliberating on Friday on whether to award punitive damages against Toyota. ...
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — As they try to understand what prompted a 12-year-old boy to open fire at his school, district officials were examining an anti-bullying video that includes a dramatization of a child taking a gun on a school bus to scare aggressors.