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NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions. A second report released Tuesday spotlights how a crackdown in Florida led to...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flight carrying migrants from overcrowded facilities on the Texas border with Mexico arrived Tuesday in Southern California as part of the federal government's efforts to deal with a flood of unaccompanied Central American children coming to the United States...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — His right cheek painted with an American flag, Jon Watson sat sweating in the Texas heat. He didn't mind the searing sun, the 90-plus degree temperatures or the lack of a breeze in Austin. He was here for a party with thousands of other American soccer fans...
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — A mother despondent over her son's suicide killed her two young daughters and herself early Tuesday using suffocating nitrogen gas at their home, about a week after a stay in a mental institution, authorities said. East Greenbush Police Chief...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flight carrying migrants from overcrowded facilities on the Texas border with Mexico has arrived in Southern California. A federal Department of Homeland Security official in California told The Associated Press that the chartered plane landed Tuesday in San...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable. The National Institutes of Health has evaluated hundreds...
WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications. In its complaint filed in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department officer left jail on Tuesday after a judge stunned prosecutors and overturned his conviction in a sensational case accusing him of plotting on the Internet to kidnap, kill and eat young women, including his wife. Judge Paul...