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Out of more than 100 women's prisons in the U.S., only eight have nursery programs that allow mothers to help raise their babies behind bars. There are none in the federal prison system, and there is only one in a jail, at Rikers Island in New York City. Here is a look at the...
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls. It looks like any other nursery,...
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man fatally shot a heating oil company employee who came to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said. "What looks like happened is, the homeowner shot a person...
RANGELY, Maine (AP) — A planetary science field researcher from Arizona is seeking help finding a fireball recorded last week streaking across the sky by police in Maine. The bright flash was apparently left by a meteor burning up in Earth's atmosphere. The U.S. Naval...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist. Bill "Spaceman" Lee tells WCAX-TV ( http://bit.ly/1VhfM7r ) voters will "need umbrellas" if he'...
A judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence to bring Bill Cosby to trial in the lone criminal case brought against him out of the barrage of allegations that he drugged and molested dozens of women. Here's what happened Tuesday and what comes next, including the other...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members. Carter plans to stop by the U.S. Naval War College and Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study. Wrestling with frequent moves, deployments...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter - the boy's father - remained at large, St. Louis police said. The deadly shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. by an Interstate 270 exit ramp near the city limits, St...