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MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law. The caps are $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The amount is equal to the national average annual...
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. Investigators believe the doctor had his own gun and acted in self-...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday. Death-penalty opponents say the...
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus that may have left as many as three people injured and say a suspect is in custody. The Yeadon police department says it has received reports a doctor and two other people were...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in...
MIAMI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios. That means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storms,...
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were OK, a prosecutor said Thursday. David...
Courtesy of FoxCT: An armed teenager trying to burglarize a home was held at gunpoint by the residents until the police arrived and took him into custody. New London Police said in a statement they were called to 308 Crystal Ave. after residents found an armed 15-year-old in one...