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CHICAGO (AP) — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests. Very rarely, these results may indicate cancer in the women when follow-up testing shows the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling America "a nation of second chances," President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday in what the White House hopes will be just one prong of a broader push to make the criminal justice system fairer while...
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. In a statement Monday,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a man with kidnapping a woman for ransom earlier this year that Northern California police called a hoax. The allegations against Matthew Muller, of Orangevale, California, 38, are contained in an affidavit that the FBI said was...
BOSTON (AP) — The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off of pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado movie theater shooting trial must decide whether James Holmes met the state's legal definition of insanity when he opened fire on a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Holmes...
DENVER (AP) — They saw more than 1,500 photographs. They heard more than 250 witnesses. They listened to 10 psychiatrists. They handled three guns. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case will hear closing arguments and instructions from the judge this week. Then they'll...
CHICAGO (AP) — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal something is wrong with the moms-to-be, not the fetus. That's according to a preliminary study that says very rarely, these results may indicate cancer when follow-up testing indicates a...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a man with kidnapping a woman for ransom earlier this year that Northern California police called a hoax. The allegations against Matthew Muller, of Orangevale, California, 38, are contained in an affidavit that the FBI said was...