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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheathed in scaffolding, the Capitol Dome looks less like a soaring symbol of American democracy these days than it does some giant Erector Set shining in the sun. That counts as progress, though, and officials announced on Tuesday the next installment of a $60...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling. The decision was highly...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. Days after Maynard's Nov. 1 death at age 29, the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. Days after Maynard's Nov. 2 death at age 29, the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Baltimore man to 25 years in prison after prosecutors say he threw boiling water on his roommate after a dispute over breakfast sausages. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Donte Frye was convicted of assault for luring his roommate to the top...
CHICAGO (AP) — Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England, a new study suggests. In the U.S., the highest risk patients still get these drugs and no similar trend has been seen. Mouths...
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri inmate Leon Taylor asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution on Tuesday, citing several concerns that led to the death sentence for the convicted killer. Taylor, 56, is scheduled to die early Wednesday for killing gas...
CHICAGO (AP) — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500 slammed into the front of the home around 2:40 a.m., punching through the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in a small plane crash has died. The small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home Tuesday, plunging into the basement but leaving the bungalow's two residents unhurt. Fox did not...