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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — An SUV jumped a curb and plowed into a group of Washington state high school students out for a gym class walk on Wednesday, killing two boys and seriously injuring two others, the Washington State Patrol said. About 30 students from Windward High School...
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Three men were indicted Wednesday on aggravated murder charges for a contract killing nine years ago in which the hit man went to the wrong house and killed a man with the same name as the intended target, Ohio authorities said. The men were arrested June 1...
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Three men were indicted Wednesday on aggravated murder charges for a contract killing nine years ago in which the hit man went to the wrong house and killed a man with the same name as the intended target, Ohio authorities said. The men were arrested June 1...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of sexually abusing several children at a Kenyan orphanage where he volunteered confessed to his misdeeds in writing, a federal prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the outset of the trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Gifford spent...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman left her two children in a hot car while being booked on a charge of committing the same crime a couple of weeks earlier, police said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Alisa Gregory of the Henrico County Sheriff's Office said Laquanda Newby, 25, faces...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. bishops' point-person on the environment defended Pope Francis' plan to issue a high-level teaching document next week on ecology and climate change, saying Wednesday that global warming was the result of moral failings that the Roman Catholic Church...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Too sexy for the drought? No such thing, according to San Francisco Bay Area water officials who are rolling out a new line of racy public awareness ads coaxing an already water-thrifty metropolis to give it up just a bit more. "Go full frontal" blares one...
A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found. It was the first large, scientific test of resistance training, and the strong results should spur more universities to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Too sexy for the drought? No such thing, according to San Francisco Bay Area water officials who are rolling out a new line of racy public awareness ads coaxing an already water-thrifty metropolis to give it up just a bit more. "Go full frontal" blares one...