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A Pennsylvania couple went car shopping, bought pizza and took a nap as her unresponsive 3-year-old son lay dying after weeks of relentless torture that included being hung upside down and beaten, officials said Thursday. Jillian Tait, 31, and Gary Lee Fellenbaum, 23, were...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's biggest test flight in years remains on track for next month, despite last week's space-related accidents. Officials said Thursday everything looks good for the Dec. 4 launch of NASA's new Orion capsule. This one will not carry a crew. Future...
It wasn’t the slaughter of innocent women and children, the $150-per-month in wages or the strict rules enforced by torture and death that prompted Abu Almouthanna to desert the Islamic State army. It was the endless killing -- ordered by his Islamic State “emir” -- of like-...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and bubbles. The trio of toys...
NEW YORK (AP) — Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors. Gaping security holes at the city's Rikers Island jail...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic school teacher in Kentucky was told to take a leave of absence for 21 days when she returned from a mission trip to Kenya, even though the country is thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's biggest test flight in years remains on track for next month, despite last week's space-related accidents. Officials said Thursday everything looks good for the Dec. 4 launch of NASA's new Orion capsule. This one will not carry a crew. Future...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman involved in the killing of a University of New Hampshire student in October 2012 won't be getting out of prison yet. Parole was denied Thursday for 21-year-old Kathryn McDonough, who lured a University of New Hampshire student to her apartment as a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his wife suggested Thursday that an expert pathologist's opinion that her cause of death is undetermined is enough reasonable doubt to acquit him. Dr. Robert Ferrante's lawyer...