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NEW YORK (AP) — A TV station investigation has found that a New Jersey engineer has been operating commuter trains despite losing his license to drive a car 10 years ago for repeated drunken driving. WABC-TV in New York ( http://7ny.tv/1NJoUA8 ) reports New Jersey Transit train...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania sex-assault case (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Bill Cosby is in a Pennsylvania courthouse for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. Dressed in a dark suit, Cosby waved toward...
RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital. Heid thought the neighborhood...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer in the television series "The Shield." Attorneys and a judge are hoping to finalize jury selection Tuesday and begin opening statements in the trial of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — She is a retired Texas schoolteacher who has claimed President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute, Democrats orchestrated the assassination of John F. Kennedy and dinosaurs might not be extinct had bigger ones on Noah's Ark been able to reproduce. Mary Lou...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he's the author of a work so in demand at the store that it's often out of stock. Known...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-year-old entertainer to trial. Cosby is accused of...
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report. The rate fell 2...