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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Government statistics released this week claiming that 77 minors in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year significantly understate the scope of an enduring public health problem. A review of shootings nationwide by The Associated...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked discussion that the conspiracy runs...
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor and tourism officials are declaring victory over Zika in South Beach. But the virus remains a risk in Miami-Dade County. Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that the popular tourist destination had been cleared of active Zika transmission...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Dylann Roof told FBI agents in his confession to killing nine black church members in...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prison parole board on Friday rejected mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Ronald Phillips, 43, is the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new...
NEW YORK (AP) — With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer's relatives. The technique, known as familial DNA searching, has...
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. The world's largest beverage maker has been under pressure to grow as people around the world drink less soda, including its...
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. The world's largest beverage maker has been under pressure to grow as people around the world drink less soda, including its...
ATLANTA (AP) — The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta. As a 9-year-old boy, he and his father were blinded in thick smoke, stumbling from their 15th-floor room into...