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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that struck the former orchard worker but none that hit him in the back, a task force spokesman said Wednesday. The regional law...
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 that's rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores celebrated the one-month birthdays Wednesday for...
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jose Alejandro...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People across northern Arizona were without Internet and cellphone access Wednesday afternoon because of an outage involving service provider CenturyLink. The problem was first reported around noon and was affecting people in an area from just north of...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chanting, marching and hurling profanities at GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker. The tone of the rallies has been bitter and...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers. The four are charged in connection with the distribution of a bad batch of the party drug known...
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...