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MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A relative says the man who shot and killed his wife, two grown children and then himself had been dealing with a series of family and other problems that left him overwhelmed. The man's brother tells the Modesto Bee ( http://bit.ly/1K8rt9C ) that after...
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four people have been killed in a small plane crash and a 7-year-old girl apparently survived and walked away from the wreckage. Sgt. Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police says a disoriented 7-year-old girl walked to a home...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of America is about to get the Arctic shivers. Meteorologists are confidently forecasting frigid polar air will plunge south into the northern plains, Midwest and then the East Coast from next Tuesday through Thursday. The Midwest should see temperatures...
NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill inmate who hanged himself on New Year's Day in a Rikers Island jail cell was supposed to be placed on suicide watch, but it wasn't implemented, two city officials told The Associated Press on Friday. A jail psychiatrist who saw Fabian Cruz on...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died last month at a coastal Oregon home has been indicted and jailed in connection with the girl's death. Officers arrested Dorothy Wing, 24, of Seaside this week on charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter and criminal...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's governor and attorney general have filed separate petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against gay marriage and arguing that the state's case has national consequences. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Idaho since an October ruling by the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill inmate who apparently hanged himself on New Year's Day in a Rikers Island jail cell was supposed to be placed on suicide watch, but it wasn't implemented, two city officials told The Associated Press on Friday. A jail psychiatrist who saw Fabian...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed the...