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SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Wednesday filed smuggling charges against the driver of a car carrying two Mexican men found dead inside the trunk after it was inspected at a San Diego border crossing. Nicholas George Zakov admitted trying to bring the men into the country...
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iekhan Safar moved from Iraq to Lincoln for the same reason that hundreds of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority, came to Nebraska's capital city: to live near family, far from the dangers they've long faced as a persecuted group. Lincoln has the largest...
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast. The commercial satellite known as Worldview-3 was sent into space atop an Atlas...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room. Jason Brown is scheduled to appear at a status hearing Wednesday in Reno Justice Court on animal torture and drug charges...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal. The comedian was there to usher a few fellow inhabitants of the Bay Area into life — visiting...
MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach following what police initially called an illegal street drag race. The 20-year-old pop star's plea deal...
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Averbach was seated on a packed commuter bus in Jerusalem in 2003 when a Hamas suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew set off an explosion that left the New Jersey native paralyzed. More than a decade later, Averbach's family — he died in 2010 — and...
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A storm dumped an entire summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island, leading to a fatal crash Wednesday and stranding drivers on roads flooded with door-handle-high water. A person died when an SUV was hit by a tractor-trailer at 4:40 a.m. on the...