SEARCH FOR MADELEINEScotland Yard gets secret files in hunt for missing girl

A secret dossier on burglars kept by Portuguese police is being shown to Scotland Yard detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.Madeleine McCann vanished from the Praia da Luz resort in Portugal

STUDENT FOUND DEADMaine college linebacker last seen leaving bar in Italy

LEWISTON, Maine –  A 21-year-old Bates College student who was missing in Italy was found dead Saturday.  The family of John Durkin posted on a Facebook page created to help search for

DETROIT PENSION CUTS? Retirements targeted in city’s bankruptcy solution

Detroit’s emergency manager filed a plan Friday to restructure the city’s $18 billion debt by making cuts to pensions and creditors while offering a blueprint for emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy

DEATH IN KIEV STREETS EU to impose sanctions on Ukraine amid violence

The European Union reportedly has agreed in an emergency meeting Thursday to impose sanctions against Ukraine after violence flared up again in Kiev, leaving at least 33 people dead. In other developments:

EX-SEALs FOUND DEAD2 bodies in ship at centerof ‘Captain Phillips’ drama

Two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday aboard the container ship, a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar,

Fla. artist smashes vase worth $1M in Miami museum

MIAMI –  A South Florida artist is facing a criminal charge after police say he smashed a $1 million vase at Miami’s new art museum to protest what he called its favoritism

Opposition to proposed Minnesota high speed rail line chugs ahead

For a high speed passenger rail line, the proposed Northern Lights Express has taken a long time to get up and running, with much farther to go before reaching its destination of

Obama violating Constitution, but little can be done, Republicans say

FILE: July 6, 2012: President Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.AP Washington Republicans on Sunday restated their argument that President Obama has violated the Constitution by using executive orders

Patients with pre-existing conditions could pay more under ObamaCare- Obama pushes executive action strategy despite ’08 Bush criticism

Oct. 4, 2013: Registered Nurse Stephanie Barnes prepares a trauma room in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.Reuters People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those the president aimed to help

GUN SHOW? Simple tweaks get AR-15 around NY ‘cosmetic’ ban

Simple design tweaks are allowing gun makers to get around restrictions New York put in place following the 2012 school shootings in Connecticut, prompting some critics to say the laws were mere