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CHICAGO (AP) — A man whose confession had helped free a death row inmate has been released from an Illinois prison after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction. The case was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois. Alstory Simon left the...
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper. Officials in rural Barrett Township canceled Friday's Halloween ritual and the 50th...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said. Only the pilot was on the plane, but it wasn't...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. That claim is bogus, and the company misled consumers by suggesting that...
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71. Spokeswoman Dot Joyce said in a statement that Menino died in the company of...
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper. Officials in rural Barrett Township canceled the beloved Halloween ritual and the annual...
CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago...