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CLEVELAND (AP) — A man killed in a hail of police gunfire after a high-speed chase 2½ years ago struggled with addictions and mental illness but was trying to fix his life, his sister testified Tuesday at the voluntary manslaughter trial of a Cleveland police officer. Michelle...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms...
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who operated a self-styled church was jailed Tuesday amid allegations she helped starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a "demon," then held a ceremony in her suburban Dallas home to try to revive him, according to police. Police believe the boy died but...
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on. "Shame on Panama City Beach...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times to count. Jeffrey Walker told jurors that the Philadelphia Police Department...
CHICAGO (AP) — Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package proposed Tuesday that city leaders hope will help close one of the most shameful...
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Police say 18-month-old twin boys drowned in a southwestern Arizona canal after their stroller rolled into the flowing water when their mother stopped to bat away a bee. Yuma police said 26-year-old Alexis Keslar jumped into the steep-sloped canal Friday but...
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington couple who died when a large concrete slab fell from a highway overpass onto their pickup truck were youth ministers in their 20s. Pastor James Ludlow of EastPoint Foursquare Church in Sumner says the three killed Monday when the concrete...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's marijuana farmers have existed in a legal gray area in the 18 years since the state became the first to allow residents to use the drug for medical purposes. But veteran cannabis growers are emerging from the shadows to make their voices heard...