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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Here is the latest on the storm hitting California gathered by AP reporters across the state: 1:07 p.m. PST Pacific Gas & Electric reported more than 117,500 customers were without power in the Bay Area. The utility's online map showed lights out over...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials are battling the worst whopping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Doctors emphasize that the inoculation has led to fewer deaths...
Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services. With oil prices now around a five-...
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, backers of same-sex marriage have said more voters would support it if only they could hear directly from gay people with a personal stake in the issue. A new academic study bears out that hunch. In an article released Thursday by Science magazine,...
Lower oil prices are raising new financial worries in some states that rely on oil taxes to pay for roads and other government services. With oil prices around a five-year low, budget officials in about a half-dozen states have begun paring back projections for a continued...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something...
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police in San Diego swarmed an abduction suspect to the ground and rescued his four children Thursday after a highway pursuit and standoff. The dramatic arrest capped three days of intense search efforts to locate Daniel and Erica Perez, of Montebello,...