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BOSTON (AP) — Tom Magliozzi, one half of the brother duo who hosted National Public Radio's "Car Talk," where they bantered with callers and commiserated over their car problems, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the news organization said. He was 77 years...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Advocates for right-to-die laws say they expect Brittany Maynard's death to lead to legislative action next year. The 29-year-old woman with brain cancer ended her life this weekend by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its Connecticut employees out of his job after it was discovered he'd posed nude in Playgirl magazine. Durham resident Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit last...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle Eastern politics infused the Supreme Court's arguments Monday over a disputed law that would allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports. The justices appeared divided over whether the law should be struck...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An angler who was the lone survivor of a boat accident that killed four of his friends said Monday he lived by swimming for 25 minutes in cold water to a rocky shore along the coast of Northern California. Phillip Sanchez, 66, said his determination kept him...
DENVER (AP) — Two Afghan prison officials who walked away from a prison-reform training program in Colorado pose no threat, and their names are being withheld for fear their families back home will be retaliated against by those opposed to U.S. involvement there, officials said...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An angler who was the lone survivor of a boat accident that killed four of his friends said Monday he lived by swimming for 25 minutes in cold water to a rocky shore along the coast of Northern California. Phillip Sanchez, 66, said his determination kept him...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy struck and killed a man with his car outside of a West Texas convenience store after the man refused to buy him beer. Abilene police spokesman Rick Tomlin said Monday that the teenager has been charged with murder in...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Orange County say they have made multiple arrests in the hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating on Halloween, but few other details have been released. Authorities in Santa Ana had been looking for the driver and...