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NEW YORK (AP) — The latest in a string of brutality case against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be shut down. At least 35 staff members at Rikers have faced...
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Police said in a statement Saturday that a preliminary investigation suggests that at least three people entered the store and one of them...
RADFORD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a newborn and the baby's 2-year-old sister have been found stabbed to death. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin tells WRAL ( http://bit.ly/2n1S80h ) the bodies of 4-day-old Genesis Freeman and 2-year-old Serenity Freeman were...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths. The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills,...
CHICAGO (AP) — A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday. Amos Yee has been detained by federal immigration authorities since...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments. Eric C. Conn...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday on suspicion that he killed two adults and two juveniles in a quiet Northern California neighborhood. Authorities did not release the names of the victims, but friends and family of a young family that lived in...