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With his wife and child close at hand, Army Maj. Chad Wriglesworth battled skin cancer for more than a year before dying at age 37. "It was long and painful and awful," said Aimee Wriglesworth, who believes the cancer resulted from exposure to toxic fumes in Iraq. Yet the 28-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. The House will welcome 58 freshmen this coming week, including 43 Republicans and 15...
CHICAGO (AP) — It'll look like a typical winter when bitterly cold temperatures invade parts of the U.S. this week. The good news is that is won't be accompanied by precipitation that turned much of the southern states into a skating rink and it won't be cold enough to freeze...
Jury selection starts Monday for the trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on 30 federal counts. Here are the charges against him: ___ — Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death. — Use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in...
Key players in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for which jury selection begins Monday: ___ THE JUDGE George O'Toole Jr.: U.S. District Court, Massachusetts. Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1995. Holds degrees from Boston College (1969) and...
When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem. Lastocy and a coalition of inmate advocacy groups and evangelical...
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as he...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree. But faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close hills rather than risk large...
MIAMI (AP) — Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami's federal detention center and considered whether he'd risk getting on another smuggler's boat — a chance that soaring...