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NEW YORK (AP) — The sudden passing of Dave Goldberg, the popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, touches a subject most workers probably don't consider until they have to. In the U.S., many companies offer a few days' paid leave after the...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A clear pattern is emerging at the murder trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Prosecutors are weaving dry facts into a powerful story, by punctuating technical testimony with the graphic and emotional recollections of survivors. Experts...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delays and vetting, the training of Syrian rebels has started in Jordan as part of a broader effort to build a force capable of fighting Islamic State extremists, U.S. and Jordanian officials said Thursday. Jordan is the first of four training...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When launched in 2006, a New Mexico commuter rail line that would one day connect two of the state's most well-known cities was hailed as a progressive step toward taking people out of cars and putting them on the train. But as impressive a feat as it...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities are investigating the damage left behind by spring storms carrying more than a dozen suspected tornadoes that swept across the southern Plains, bringing floods, forcing the evacuation of an international airport and destroying homes near Oklahoma...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A couple gave their teenage daughters cocaine and marijuana if they went to school and did household chores, authorities said. Chad and Joey Mudd, of Largo, a suburb in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, gave their daughters, ages 13 and 14, drugs as a "...
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after he was charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent, a Georgia sheriff is vowing to continue his law enforcement duties. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said in a written statement Thursday that he will continue as the county...
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) — A man said he was mimicking a professional wrestling move when he inadvertently slammed his girlfriend's toddler to the floor, causing head injuries that killed the boy, police said. Brandon Hoffman, 20, was charged Wednesday with involuntary...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are investigating how a packet of cocaine ended up inside a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar. Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio says she was eating the bar when a small, green bag emblazoned with dollar signs fell out. Rodriguez contacted...