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Richard Russler claims a corner along a Flagstaff street, hoping the steady stream of motorists will net him $40 a day for a hotel room and maybe some food. He turned to panhandling after his vehicle was totaled during a trip from Kansas to California, and he became stranded in...
Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave the law an "A" or a "B." The findings come from a survey that was emailed to "...
Like so many in tech-besotted San Francisco, Adam Reichart sometimes straps on a GoPro camera to capture a first-person view of his adventures. Unlike most who don the wearable camera, he's homeless. I've talked to Reichart on the streets of my neighborhood many times. Slight,...
A 60-year-old Illinois man is claiming a 33-year-old nurse forced him to have sex with her while he lay in his hospital bed awaiting a heart transplant - and he's suing the hospital for more than $200,000. In a Cook County Circuit Court complaint, John Cantone said that at 9 p.m...
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily...
After an airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted the part of a required oath that states “so help me God,” the Air Force changed its instructions for the oath. Following a review of the policy by the Department of Defense General Counsel, the Air Force...
A mother of three has spoken about her anger and humiliation after she was visited by Child Protective Services for letting her 6-year-old son play outside unsupervised. Children's book author Kari Anne Roy, who lives in Austin, Texas, wrote on her blog HaikuMama last week about...
A federal judge has denied a motion by the Austin Firefighters Association to intervene in a settlement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice over discrimination allegations. The union has long objected to the settlement — called a consent decree — that will award...
President Barack Obama is either too timid, or the second coming of George W. Bush. He either has no strategy or is wading into a conflict that the country won’t support and can’t win. He’s either arming terrorists who will eventually turn against the United States, or he’s...