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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...
The Cleveland Clinic has performed its second face transplant. In an operation in late September, surgeons replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident. The hospital says the recipient wants to remain anonymous. Doctors transplanted...
PARIS (AP) — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach. The grisly video —...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Unlike...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote. With 59 Senators publicly voicing support, the hunt was on for the 60th vote before a critical vote Tuesday to advance the...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem...