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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine. Now, the battery-powered contraptions have computer chips to regulate puffs and...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail guard accused of ignoring the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate in 2012 after he swallowed a toxic soap ball in a now-closed solitary confinement cell for mentally ill inmates is set to go on trial in federal court. Jury selection is...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers — yes, in the 21st century — appears finally to be moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology. Philadelphia riders can now see evidence of SEPTA Key, the long-...
CHICAGO (AP) — Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used clamps and pieces of metal to...
NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys. The city's elected public advocate and some state lawmakers are...
MIAMI (AP) — A motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others from another vehicle who had gotten out to help the woman where then struck and killed by a third vehicle, police said. Several others were reported injured in...
MIAMI (AP) — Police say a motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others who had gone to the woman's aid where then struck and killed by another vehicle. He says several others were injured in the three-vehicle accident...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An actor hailed as America's "favorite son" and a musical genius who rose from a British shipyard town to make his mark won this nation's highest honors Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. Tom Hanks and Sting joined Lily Tomlin, singer Al...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rolling Stone has clarified its apology over a story that had reported a female student was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity, telling readers the mistakes were the magazine's fault, not the alleged victim's. That's a shift from the original...