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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar's fortune on Friday, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing for six purported family members. Carver County Judge Kevin...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police have "quite a few questions" after officers fatally shot a man driving a stolen car, and investigators have retrieved body cameras and cameras on squad car dashboards to determine whether officers followed the department's deadly force policy when...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston County coroner says it appears a 90-year-old woman found dead in a pond after disappearing from her nursing home was killed by an alligator. Coroner Rae Wooten said in a statement Friday that investigators think Bonnie Walker slipped or...
Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away. It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and defeated attempts to wipe it out. The mosquito is behind the...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on a 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl accused of slitting her brother's girlfriend's throat (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The mother of a 14-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of slitting her brother's girlfriend's throat says the family saw...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother's girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators. The girl from New Richmond, which is about 35 miles...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says potential visitors to Florida shouldn't think twice about coming to the Sunshine State. Jacob's jurisdiction covers the Orlando area's major theme...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston will review city rules on the treatment of carriage horses and mules after receiving dozens of complaints about the animals working in the heat this summer. Dan Riccio the director of the city's Department of Livability and Tourism tells The...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists in New York are protesting the arrest of an anti-violence advocate who was taken into custody while making a video of two officers frisking a handcuffed motorist. Maurice Crawley was standing across the street from a traffic...