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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that. Many are worried about Ebola spreading here, and two-thirds say the government hasn't done enough to prevent...
NEW YORK (AP) — These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines — prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical." But hundreds of documents...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003. But under California's...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the months before David Mohney shot his three children, killing two of them and then himself, his wife's drinking seemed to be tearing the family apart. She was stumbling drunk at times, repeatedly slapped the children and they were increasingly...
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists. The judge...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach." In the past...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A part-time snowplow driver who told police he and his wife set out "to get a girl" was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her. The 32-year-old defendant, Allen Prue, cried when the jury announced...