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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's fleet of air tankers was temporarily grounded Wednesday after one crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot. The grounding left the park service with a single contract helicopter assisting firefighters battling a blaze that had...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said Wednesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said their...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says it costs as little as $3 to $10 per one-dose...
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend were due to appear in court Wednesday on charges they put alcohol in her disabled 13-year-old son's IV tube, contributing to his death. Melissa Robitille and Walter Richter III were charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police mistook a black teenager for a burglar and pepper-sprayed him inside the home of his white foster parents, authorities said Wednesday. Responding to a neighbor's report of a break-in, police said they used pepper spray Monday when 18-year-old DeShawn...
CONROE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. Judge Kelly Case set the date Wednesday as Peterson made his...
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Same-sex couples who lined up to get married in Idaho and made plans to obtain wedding licenses in Las Vegas had their hopes dashed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court justice temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho...
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas is a city on edge as public-health officials wait to see if any of the people who may have been exposed to Ebola develop symptoms of the deadly disease. Several residents of the neighborhood where a Liberian man emerged as the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola case...
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school soccer coach and two players have been suspended for at least five days after an autistic teammate told police the two teens duct-taped him to a goalpost. Austin Babinsack, 16, told Harrison Township police he was left taped...