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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...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City-bound bus crashed into a wrecked car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 outside Syracuse early Thursday, injuring more than two dozen people, authorities said. A Pine Hill Trailways bus with 52 passengers on board was traveling south on...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City jail officials plan tighter screening of guards and other employees after a city investigation found they were easily able to smuggle vodka, heroin, marijuana and razor blades into Rikers Island in exchange for hundreds of dollars in "courier" fees...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has released thousands of pages of internal documents pertaining to how it dealt with allegations of child sexual abuse by 35 priests going back decades. The archdiocese posted the documents on its website Thursday. They're in addition...