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WASHINGTON (AP) — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a balancing act...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury has convicted a longtime fugitive of murder for killing his wife's best friend in a crowded restaurant on Father's Day 1992. Santiago Pedroso was immediately sentenced to life in prison Wednesday. He had spent 20 years on the lam in the...
CHICAGO (AP) — If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll need to quickly solidify a coalition of minorities, union members and progressives reminiscent of one that buoyed his mentor, Harold Washington, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the U.S. secretary of transportation stood at the site of a horrendous commuter train crash near downtown Los Angeles and called for the adoption of a new train car design that testing showed could blunt the tremendous force of a head-on...
ETNA, Maine (AP) — More than 75 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said. The pileups in Etna, near Bangor, happened at about 7:30 a.m. and involved...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' literary archive said Wednesday it paid $2.2 million for the works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a price the school sought to keep secret until ordered to make it public by the state attorney general's office. Officials...
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets — a multiple birth a doctor calls rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores is celebrating the one-month birthdays...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, the U.S. secretary of transportation stood at the site of a horrendous commuter train crash near downtown Los Angeles and called for the adoption of a new train car design that testing showed could blunt the tremendous force of a head-on...