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CHICAGO (AP) — The federal indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has raised a long list of puzzling legal questions, including why prosecutors filed banking charges in a case that, at its core, appears to involve extortion and sexual abuse. No defense attorney...
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of an emergency medical technician who died during the 9/11 response pressed the New York Police Department on Monday to more fully recognize his actions. Talat Hamdani spoke up during the question and answer portion of the NYPD's pre-Ramadan...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — The 40-foot-high wall of the maximum-security state prison in Dannemora runs right along the main street, a hulking symbol of the institution's dominance over practically every aspect of life. Nearly everyone in this mountain village of about 5,000 near...
Olivia Ortiz was elated when the U.S. Department of Education contacted her in June of 2013 to tell her it was opening an investigation into her complaint that the University of Chicago had mishandled her sexual assault case. A junior at the time, she had run out of options on...
Some widely used diabetes medicines help control blood sugar without the heart risks suggested by earlier research, new studies find. Although reassuring on safety, the results disappointed some doctors who had hoped the drugs would do better and help prevent heart problems, the...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged in a deadly house explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood says he never meant to cause so much damage. Public defender Diane Black during opening statements in the trial of Mark...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says a vehicle has struck pedestrians in midtown Manhattan, injuring four people, three of them seriously. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. Monday near Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street, near Central Park and The Plaza Hotel...
2:45 p.m. (CDT) The mayor of a Texas city where an officer was seen on video pushing a 14-year-old girl to the ground during a pool party says city leaders "take this matter very seriously." McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller made the comments to about 40 people who gathered for a...
12:30 p.m. PDT (3:30 EDT) Apple says its new Apple Music app will cost $10 a month for one person or $15 a month for a family of up to six people. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, adds that the first three months will be free. Cue says...