Forecasters on Wednesday downgraded Hurricane Madeline to a tropical storm as it veered past Hawaii's Big Island, but officials reiterated warnings to prepare for heavy rain and strong winds.
Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has been shot in the face with a handgun by another boy inside a Massachusetts home.
Hundreds of mourners have gathered for a service honoring former Army Gen. John Vessey, a Minnesota native who became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan.
Forecasters on Wednesday downgraded a previously issued warning for Hawaii's Big Island, saying Hurricane Madeline would likely weaken to a tropical storm as it passes to the south of the island.
Haunted by the 2005 slaying of an Indiana schoolgirl, whose decapitated and dismembered body was found by boaters in a river near Chicago, federal and local officials appealed for the public's help Wednesday in solving the crime.
Leaders in any capacity have a responsibility to maintain compliance, not only with industry and company standards, but with state and federal regulations as well.
Alaska State Troopers say all those on board two small planes died in a midair collision in the western part of the state.
The Latest on a man hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the wife he allegedly kidnapped was found dead in a barn (all times local): 6:50 p.m.
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