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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who was sentenced Monday to life in prison in the killing of her 7-year-old stepson offered a tearful apology in court, saying she felt helpless to protect him or herself from her abusive husband, who is due to stand trial next year...
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a social worker and her boss with manslaughter and child abuse, alleging they neglected to do everything they should have to protect a 3-year-old Detroit boy who died. Elaina Brown and her supervisor, Kelly Williams, were arraigned Monday...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks. The changes are designed to deal with decreased interest in a...
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of hate crimes reported to police increased by about 6.7 percent last year, led largely by a 67 percent surge in crimes against Muslims, according to FBI statistics released Monday. Civil rights groups had been raising concerns about an anti-Muslim...
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of stamping out soda tax proposals with well-financed campaigns, Big Soda is suddenly finding itself up against bigger adversaries. Voters and lawmakers in five municipalities such as San Francisco and the county that includes Chicago approved special...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving and welcoming people fleeing conflict and violence is part of their identity...
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The mycelium grows around small pieces of stalks and...
CEDAR HILL, Texas (AP) — The parent company of Chili's says it wants to make things right after a veteran had his free meal taken away on Veterans Day. Ernest Walker posted a video to Facebook on Friday of a manager taking away his meal at a Chili's in the Dallas suburb of Cedar...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was accused of killing her twin sister by driving their vehicle off a Hawaii cliff in May was being held in a New York jail Monday after again being charged with murder. New York State Police announced over the weekend that Alexandria Duval, 38,...