February 1, 2013 Several people were killed when the explosion destroyed the highway overpass, sending other vehicles hurtling nearly 100 feet to the ground.
February 1, 2013 Also: An Alabama gunman holes up for a third day with a child he kidnapped; Syria reserves the right to counterattack Israel; France's president will visit Mali; and two Australian DJ's won't face British charges for a radio prank spoofing Queen Elizabeth after which a nurse committed suicide.
January 31, 2013 Russell Wasendorf, Sr. admitted bilking clients of his Peregrine Financial Group out of millions of dollars; the scheme came to light last year when he tried to kill himself and confessed his crime in a suicide note.
January 31, 2013 Also: An Alabama gunman still holds a child hostage; French troops seize another Malian airport; embezzling Iowa financier faces possible 50-year prison term; German fire kills 86 camels.
January 30, 2013 Gov. Deval Patrick selects former chief of staff William 'Mo' Cowan to become interim Mass. senator until a special June election is held to fill the seat.
January 30, 2013 Also: Deadly storms batter the Midwest and South; Egyptian opposition calls for talks with government; French troops take last rebel-held town in Mali; and actor Jim Nabors marries his partner of 38 years.
January 29, 2013 Air quality readings put the Chinese capital's air in the hazardous zone; visibility is less than 200 yards in some parts of the city.
January 29, 2013 Also: Britain prepared to train Malian troops; Egypt's military chief warns unrest is threatening the state; Texas prepares to put to death the first woman to be executed in the U.S. in two years; and wounded veteran receives arms in double transplant operation.
January 23, 2013 The Trade Representative has helped shepherd three major trade agreements through Congress after years of deliberation.
January 23, 2013 Also: Congress is expected to vote on the debt ceiling today, Britain is expected to schedule a vote on staying in the E.U., Trade Rep. Ron Kirk is stepping down; and a burning cheese fire closes a Norwegian road for days.
January 18, 2013 The terms were not disclosed; but a settlement means key information about any potential Toyota vehicle problems won't be introduced into legal proceedings.
January 18, 2013 Also: Malian and French troops seize key town from militants; Toyota settles wrongful death lawsuit over sudden acceleration problems; record heat in Australia soars higher; and officials will exhume the body of a poisoned lottery winner to learn more about his death.
January 10, 2013 Ice shifted overnight near Inukjuak, Quebec, allowing a pod of orcas to escape the dwindling hole they used for air and swim away.