ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - When three Florida teenagers stole a car, crashed it into a cemetery pond and then drowned, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talked about his frustration, about lives "needlessly lost," and how the vehicle became a death chamber for the three girls.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.
10 years ago: April 19, 2006: Coach Manuel Pires and his Sierra High soccer team have been dubbed the sixth-best high school girls soccer program in the nation, according to the latest rankings by Adidas and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Timberwolves (18-0-2) are also the top-ranked team in Region VI, an area that spans the entire West Coast.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Most Jews around the world say the traditional "Next year in Jerusalem" at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to himself, "Next year in Disney World."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season storm moving through California pounded the San Francisco Bay region with rain Friday and brought snow to the southern Cascade range and the northern Sierra Nevada, a welcome addition to water supplies after years of drought.
I was recently asked by a friend to attend a wedding. I'm not sure if it's the wedding season itself, or the fact I'm attending one with a member of the opposite sex that piques the interest of my family. But if you dangle these carrots in front of the horses that are my sisters, cousins and aunts, you soon find myself a contestant on the hit game show "When are you gonna hurry up and settle down?!"
PATTERSON - Ripon wasn't exactly sharp in its 240-285 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar at Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club on Thursday, but the Indians did have a surprise performance by a last-minute fill-in.