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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died last month at a coastal Oregon home has been indicted and jailed in connection with the girl's death. Officers arrested Dorothy Wing, 24, of Seaside this week on charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter and criminal...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's governor and attorney general have filed separate petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against gay marriage and arguing that the state's case has national consequences. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Idaho since an October ruling by the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill inmate who apparently hanged himself on New Year's Day in a Rikers Island jail cell was supposed to be placed on suicide watch, but it wasn't implemented, two city officials told The Associated Press on Friday. A jail psychiatrist who saw Fabian...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, said her niece,...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago. Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said a search team found the lifeless...
ATLANTA (AP) — A police chief in Georgia told a 911 dispatcher he accidentally shot his sleeping wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed, according to a recording released Friday. Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called for help at 4:17 a.m. New Year's Day...
Across the United States, hospitals welcomed the first babies of the New Year. At Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, all babies born New Year's Day were swaddled in a red blanket emblazoned with: "Beat Alabama. 1-1-15." (The university's football team did just that...