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Olivia Ortiz was elated when the U.S. Department of Education contacted her in June of 2013 to tell her it was opening an investigation into her complaint that the University of Chicago had mishandled her sexual assault case. A junior at the time, she had run out of options on...
Some widely used diabetes medicines help control blood sugar without the heart risks suggested by earlier research, new studies find. Although reassuring on safety, the results disappointed some doctors who had hoped the drugs would do better and help prevent heart problems, the...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged in a deadly house explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood says he never meant to cause so much damage. Public defender Diane Black during opening statements in the trial of Mark...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says a vehicle has struck pedestrians in midtown Manhattan, injuring four people, three of them seriously. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. Monday near Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street, near Central Park and The Plaza Hotel...
2:45 p.m. (CDT) The mayor of a Texas city where an officer was seen on video pushing a 14-year-old girl to the ground during a pool party says city leaders "take this matter very seriously." McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller made the comments to about 40 people who gathered for a...
12:30 p.m. PDT (3:30 EDT) Apple says its new Apple Music app will cost $10 a month for one person or $15 a month for a family of up to six people. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, adds that the first three months will be free. Cue says...
12:05 a.m. (CDT) A black man who says he saw an apparently white police officer restraining a black, bikini-clad teenage girl at a suburban Dallas community pool party says it wasn't a racial incident. Benét Embry, who watched the disturbance unfold in McKinney on Friday night,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow — mostly rain — fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which had been the...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in South Carolina says they are happy a grand jury has indicted the former officer on a murder charge. A lawyer for the family of 50-year-old Walter Scott says they plan to file a...