| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:16 AM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to coax an Alabama man into freeing a kindergartner held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was planning for violence, authorities say.
He rigged the bunker with...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker for nearly a week before dying in a shootout with the FBI received "multiple gunshot wounds" to his body, a county coroner said Thursday.
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:42 AM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes was showing no signs Friday of turning himself over to police....
| Feb 17, 2013
Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son.
"Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:48 AM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — For six anguished days, people in this small Alabama town asked just one question about the 5-year-old boy being held hostage in an underground bunker by a menacing, unpredictable neighbor: "Is he free yet?"
| Mar 6, 2012
| 9:32 PM
"Bully"is a movie that will save kids' lives. I realize this sounds overwrought, but it's an assessment that's stayed with me since Saturday, when I went to an advance screening of the controversial new documentary at the True/False Film Fest......
| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Joseph Sheppard has an IQ above 130. Ask him about his life or worldview and he'll start drawing connections to cosmology and quantum mechanics. He'll toss around names of great intellectuals -- Nietzsche, Spinoza -- as if they're as culturally relevant...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
ST. CLOUD — The AK-47 attack in one of Osceola County's oldest neighborhoods last month is the latest crime jarring the tranquil image of the century-old community known as "Soldier City," where Civil War veterans settled in the early 1900s.
| May 28, 2012
| 8:07 AM
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Finding Kansas: Living and Decoding Asperger's Syndrome
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| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:59 PM
A 15-year-old Calumet City boy with an autism disorder killed by police this week was not shot in the head, contrary to what a family member previously contended, the Lake County, Ind., coroner’s office said today.
Stephon Watts of the 600 block of...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:17 PM
A panel of psychiatric experts is reassessing the definition of Autism.
Proposed changes would narrow the criteria for Autism and related disorders, such as Asperger's Syndrome.
If the definition is changed, it could dramatically reduce the number of...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:50 PM
(CNN) -- Across this devastated town, students returned to schools Tuesday, marking the beginning of a new reality.
With their sense of normalcy shattered after last week's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, students at other schools are seeing more...