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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis' prosecutor said Thursday she won't be charging two officers in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old last year, concluding that no evidence disproves police claims of self-defense in what she called "a tragedy in every aspect of the word."...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman stabbed her three young sons to death and put their bodies in a closet before she tried to kill herself at their home, police said Thursday. The woman's brother called 911 after returning to the northwest Phoenix home late Wednesday and finding...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 19-year-old Indianapolis man has been charged with killing three people over four days, and authorities say he was inspired by the horror movie "The Purge." A witness told detectives that Jonathan Cruz told her he had been "purging" by shooting and robbing...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a metamorphosis, New Orleans — once overwhelmed by failed levees and Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters — is moving to become a national model of how an urban center can embrace green tactics to tame water. The city is recalibrating its century-old system of...
HONOLULU (AP) — Within months of starting the process of adopting her son, Susan Callahan knew something was wrong. Aron, who was 7, had trouble communicating and started getting violent at home and school, trying to hit his mother and teachers. Callahan took him to a...
Music superstar Prince's death from an opioid overdose is a stunning example of a national epidemic of overdose deaths driven by prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioid overdoses reached nearly 19,000 in 2014, the highest number on record. Total opioid overdoses...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official said on Thursday. Since Prince's sudden death at age 57 on April 21, a host of figures have emerged as key players in the investigation of how he died and in the ultimate division of his estate,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hearing loss is a growing public health problem that can leave older adults socially isolated and even increase the risk of dementia. Now, a prestigious government advisory group is calling for changes to make getting treated less of pricey hassle. One proposal...