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NEW YORK (AP) — Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88. The Democrat, who served in Congress from 1963 to 1981, died of a heart attack at Richmond...
A by-the-numbers look at the first month of the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes: ___ 2,085: The number of pieces of evidence admitted by prosecutors. ___ 1,575: The number of photographs prosecutors admitted into evidence. ___ 444: The number of Aurora police...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cherry picker accident that left a man and a boy dead and injured three other children happened as the man was giving the neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift, authorities said. The cherry picker carrying the group toppled over from a...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say the gunman is among the two people who died in a shooting at a Wal-Mart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Lt. Derik Zimmel says the shooter was the only person with a gun, and police do not believe there is any further safety risk to the...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two people died and several more were injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said. Deputy Police Chief Mike Ferguson would not say if the gunman was arrested, at large or among the dead,...
MIAMI (AP) — Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars. The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say a New Jersey man has died after being diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa rarely seen in the United States. The man arrived May 17 at New York City's JFK International Airport, returning from Liberia...