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STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who fatally shot his sleeping wife and then raped and killed his young stepdaughter 22 years ago was put to death Thursday for the child's slaying. Chadwick Banks, 43, was pronounced dead at 7:27 p.m. EST Thursday after a lethal injection at...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the troubled New York City jail system said Thursday it's critical to send mentally ill inmates to treatment programs instead of a lockup. Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte told state lawmakers that Rikers Island is poorly...
NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday. In a large national survey last year, 4.5 percent of high school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the previous month...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded, killing 29 people, was indicted Thursday on federal charges related to a safety investigation that followed the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in 40 years. Massey Energy CEO Don...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010, killing 29 people, was indicted Thursday on federal charges related to a safety investigation that followed the blast. Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who is accused of...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Complacency about fire safety during shipyard repairs and dependency on firefighters who didn't specialize in fires aboard ships contributed to the severity of a fire that crippled a $900 million nuclear submarine, Navy investigators concluded. The...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a violent home invasion says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher. Steven Hayes sued the Department of Correction in...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he traveled the country had four more victims, federal prosecutors said in court documents. Some of the new accusations against defendant Timothy Jay Vafeades date back 20...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he traveled the country had four more victims, federal prosecutors said in court documents. Some of the new accusations against defendant Timothy Jay Vafeades date back 20...