Police search for a gunman at locked-down Yale

An anonymous caller warned authorities Monday that his roommate was on his way to Yale University to shoot people, leading officials to lock the Ivy League campus down as police searched for a gunman. At least two witnesses reported seeing someone on or near campus with a long gun.
Updated: Nov 25, 01:05 PM

Piles of Midwest ’petcoke’ raising residents’ ire

The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.
Updated: Nov 25, 01:05 PM

Attorney: Woman in ricin case could face 18 years

A Texas woman who intends to plead guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg agreed to a deal that caps any prison sentence at 18 years, her attorney said Monday.
Updated: Nov 25, 01:05 PM

Contractor charged with murder in Philly collapse

The contractor who oversaw a botched building demolition that killed six people in a Salvation Army thrift store in Philadelphia was charged with murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment on Monday.
Updated: Nov 25, 01:05 PM

Convict seeks freedom in NYC tourist killing

Almost a quarter-century after a notorious tourist slaying that fueled a sense of a city out of control, one of the convicted killers made a new bid for exoneration Monday, with the help of a man cleared in the case.
Updated: Nov 25, 01:05 PM