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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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century, as the world gets warmer and wetter. Researchers used weather data to show just how much more often lighting strikes as air warms and...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher. Steven Hayes sued the Department of Correction in August, alleging it would not...
NEW YORK (AP) — Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says. In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That is a 44-...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint by both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the suburban St. Louis officer who shot him should face charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump held a press conference...
Early enrollment for the health overhaul's small business insurance exchanges fell far short of the 2 million workers who were expected to sign up this year. The shortfall calls into question the future of the exchanges as they begin accepting enrollment for 2015. About 76,000...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia woman has spent more than $35,000 in a year-long search for her beloved missing dog. Janet Mihalyfi, 39, of Georgetown has hired psychics and private investigators, posted thousands of fliers, installed cameras in the woods and put out...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A fire that crippled a nuclear submarine at a shipyard showed that the Navy had become complacent about safety in industrial settings and put too much faith in land-based firefighters who had never trained to battle a blaze aboard a submarine, Navy...