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WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The girlfriend whose recording of Donald Sterling making racially insensitive remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers faces a fight with his estranged wife that could cost her the fortune he gave her. Shelly Sterling is going after the $2.5...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer was shot to death Tuesday after responding to a call about a man threatening to commit suicide. The San Jose Police Department said responding officers were met with gunfire as they approached an apartment building and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, what was then the biggest mass murder in U.S. history turned a New York City dance club into a smoky, flame-filled inferno. That night, Cuban refugee Julio Gonzalez went to the Happy Land social club in the Bronx to win back his ex-...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer was shot to death Tuesday after responding to a call about a man threatening to commit suicide. The San Jose Police Department said responding officers were met with gunfire as they approached an apartment building and...
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb said at a brief...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman said. Hamm had the support of his longtime partner, actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt, in his struggle, publicist Annett Wolf said in a statement Tuesday. The couple...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out said Tuesday she doesn't know why the 4-year-old was murdered and had nothing to do with his death, despite allegations from prosecutors. Debra Milke spoke...
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion. But experts tell The Associated Press that it won't keep trains and trucks from crashing together unless both industries use a...