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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who portrayed himself as a member of a wealthy Pakistani family and was often seen driving luxury cars including a Ferrari pleaded guilty Thursday to a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself...
NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says. The annual number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has been growing for more than 20 years. Officials have been most worried about a class of powerful...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas health officials have ordered four close family members of the Ebola patient in Dallas to stay in their home, and they've posted law enforcement outside to be sure. Federal and Texas health officials are reaching out to about 100 people to determine if...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her illness was related to her being seven months pregnant. When no ambulance came, Duncan, Marthalene Williams...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study found deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the United States. Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers continue to be much more common, but they declined slightly as the heroin deaths increased. The Centers for...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn't make a similar...
BLAINE, Maine (AP) — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations. Schools shut down — sometimes for weeks at a time — while their...
A Liberian man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US, reportedly helped carry a woman with Ebola to hospital days before flying to Texas. She is understood to have died hours later being turned away from the clinic in the Liberian capital Monrovia. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president. Pierson's undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 incident in Atlanta in which...