One patient with a history of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts was left alone in a waiting room inside the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he obtained drugs from a hospital visitor and later died of an overdose.
Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
In a story May 24 about North Dakota flooding, The Associated Press, relying on information from North Dakota’s state engineer, erroneously reported that construction work at the Renwick Dam lowered the top of the dam by three feet. Construction left some parts of the dam at the same height and the other parts of the dam were raised by 3.4 feet.
The second-highest official in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., is stepping down in the wake of a scandal involving a former priest accused of violating an agreement with law enforcement barring him from working with children.
The personal ads that Dr. Ali Salim placed on Craigslist _ and police say he posted hundreds of them _ made one thing clear: He wanted "no drama."
Lizzi Marriott left a message saying she’d be home by midnight.
Newport’s Cliff Walk, which runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city’s most stunning Gilded Age mansions, sustained what has been estimated at up to $8 million in damage during Superstorm Sandy. Some walkways were washed away or caved in. In other areas, huge boulders were moved by the violent surf.
It once was an accepted tactic as old as policing itself and, according to the New York Police Department, a key to the city’s dramatic drop in crime: patrol officers stopping young men on the street to see if they’re up to no good.
Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers.
For nearly nine months, the people of this small West Virginia town saw the face of missing 16-year-old honors student Skylar Neese everywhere _ beaming at them from fliers on utility poles, in gas stations, even at the local tattoo parlor.