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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A public defender asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a judge's order allowing the forced medication of a mentally ill doctor so he can be competent to stand trial for the killing of a Yale University physician. Assistant Public...
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are searching for the killer of a man whose body washed ashore in New York City wrapped in plastic garbage bags and wearing "cement shoes." The body of 28-year-old Peter Martinez was identified through his tattoos and a fingerprint. Officials say he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review. Before brands are...
HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency officials say hazardous materials have been released into the air from a warehouse complex fire in Houston that's generating towering plumes of black smoke. City officials issued an alert Thursday ordering people in nearby homes and businesses to stay...
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's embattled state's attorney asked a judge Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times. Anita Alvarez has faced months of criticism over her handling of the...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is accustomed to being at the back of the class in funding for public education: It ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in teacher pay and 49th in spending per student. But even many long-suffering Oklahoma educators and...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Cook County's embattled state's attorney has asked to recuse her office from prosecuting a case involving a white Chicago...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George's School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop...