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WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. The lawmaker responsible for...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Rikers Island jail guard kicked an inmate to death in 2012 and then conspired with two others to lie about what happened, resulting in "more sad news" out of the nation's second-largest jail system, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in announcing two arrests...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes. But in a world where snitching can get you...
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's...
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew entered an Alford plea Wednesday on charges that he attacked and molested a woman in Virginia in 2005, acknowledging that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him without directly admitting any crime. Matthew gave the form of a guilty plea...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is dumping the private company that delivers health care in its jail system after a year of scrutiny over the high-profile deaths of mentally ill inmates. Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) announced Wednesday the city's public hospital system...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download data just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident that killed eight...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel has blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of...
A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday against a 23-year-old woman whose arrest after taking pills to end her pregnancy baffled even abortion opponents. Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards issued a statement saying he had dismissed a malice murder...