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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois disappearance of a Chinese scholar (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities say a man has been charged in Illinois with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar who was last seen three weeks ago. Federal authorities say a criminal...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Mint has proposed a new $1 coin with designs honoring a landmark anti-discrimination law that passed in territorial Alaska in 1945, years before the U.S. Civil Rights Act. The Alaska Native woman influential in the law's passage, Elizabeth...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of a small twin-engine plane that dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard, declared a mayday and told air traffic controllers he had lost an...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital (all times local): 5:40 p.m. New York City's mayor says one doctor is dead and several others are fighting for their lives after a gunman opened fire at a city hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a news...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California politicians' attempts to strengthen some of the nation's strictest gun laws suffered two setbacks this week — the latest when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday barring gun owners from possessing ammunition magazines...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $36.5 billion plan to rebuild Illinois' crumbling finances passed a critical test on Friday, but a powerful legislative leader said no deal would be reached before a midnight deadline — meaning Illinois will enter its third consecutive fiscal year...
NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who used to work at a Bronx hospital returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat and opened fire Friday, killing one person and wounding six others before apparently taking his own life, authorities said. The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A law enforcement official says the gunman who opened fire at a New York City hospital was a doctor who formerly worked there. The official says Dr. Henry Bello walked into Bronx...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a nondescript building near the Las Vegas Strip, workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks furiously attached labels to sealed jars as others checked on growing marijuana plants or carefully weighed buds. The frenzied activity is focused on one goal:...