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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Despite Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin married a same-sex couple on Thursday under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons. Travis County spokeswoman Ginny Ballard said the marriage occurred Thursday, though it...
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive on Thursday admitted that he killed a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in what he called a failed suicide attempt when he drove his pickup truck across a highway median into oncoming traffic. Robert Dellinger...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are expected to consider parole Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who has spent 45 years in prison and been denied supervised release 17 times. Robert Beausoleil, 67, originally was sentenced to death for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies. The recall has been ongoing since December, as more retailers identify products that...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exotic dancer's death at an airport hotel has led Philadelphia police to investigate the strange underworld of "pumping parties" and illegal cosmetic surgery. An aspiring rapper known as "the Black Madam" is accused of killing the 20-year-old dancer from...
LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home. Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and nearly 200 others were exposed at a Southern California hospital through contaminated medical instruments, UCLA reported Wednesday. A total of 179...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist has been charged in the death of a patient who became unresponsive while having 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed. Rashmi Patel turned himself in Tuesday at the Enfield Police Department and was charged with a misdemeanor count of...