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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed as he ran from a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday...
NEW YORK (AP) — A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously. A little more than half of American adults regularly pay for news, through newspaper and magazine...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal safety regulators believe a hoverboard is to blame for a fire that killed two girls in Pennsylvania. The girls, ages 10 and 3, were killed March 10 in Harrisburg. They are believed to be the first in the U.S. to die in a fire caused by a faulty...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on contract talks for TV and film writers (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Writers Guild of America says the tentative deal reached early Tuesday will cover its television and film writers for three years if ratified by its members. The guild...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yesica Sanchez recently found a notice attached to the front door of her two-bedroom apartment that said her rent was almost doubling. The divorced mother held the paper in her hand in a state of shock. "We wanted to faint. After I pay all of my bills, I...
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "...
Pleasure. Craving. Withdrawal. When opioids act on the brain, they trigger the same processes that give people feelings of pleasure from activities like eating, but they do it far more intensely. Opioids also make some brain cells pump out a chemical messenger called dopamine,...
Headed for surgery? Specialists say talking to your doctors ahead of time may turn up ways to control post-operative pain while minimizing use of those problematic painkillers called opioids. Among the advice: —Ask what to expect. Patients who are overly anxious about impending...
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Moderate Republicans face intense pressure on their party's latest attempt to scrap Democrat Barack Obama's health care law — from President Donald Trump, House GOP leaders, medical professionals and outside political groups. Back home, their...