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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense for a fatal drunken-driving wreck will remain in jail, for the time being. Ethan Couch, who turned 19 on Monday, appeared in adult court for the first time Wednesday before state District Judge Wayne...
ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A maximum-security prison in Louisiana once notorious for its violence is experimenting with a novel way to keep criminals out of trouble: Murderers and other "lifers" are now mentors, teaching job skills and morals to nonviolent offenders, preparing them for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say five of the biggest banks in the U.S. failed to develop adequate plans for how they might reshape themselves in case of bankruptcy, which could leave them unable to survive without another taxpayer bailout. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby are urging a court Wednesday to reseal the comedian's deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, quaaludes and payments to women. Cosby hopes the move could block the decade-old testimony from being used in his criminal sexual...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strike by tens of thousands of Verizon landline and cable workers whose contract expired in August (all times local): 9:40 a.m. About a hundred Verizon workers are taking to the streets near the company's offices in Philadelphia, chanting "Scabs,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Metro subway system in the nation's capital is plagued by "systemic issues" with maintenance, chronic funding shortfalls and a lack of strong safety oversight, according to testimony submitted to Congress. Two House oversight subcommittees were set to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven U.S. jail systems will receive millions of dollars in grants to overhaul operations in order to reduce their overall inmate populations — some by as much as one third, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday. The two-year...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strike by tens of thousands of Verizon landline and cable workers whose contract expired in August (all times local): 6:40 a.m. A spokesman for Verizon says the company is very disappointed that union leadership has called a strike. Spokesman Rich...
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Silent tears stream down Lakeya Hicks' face as she recalls Oct. 2, 2014, a day that should have been a happy memory as she and her husband drove the car they had recently and proudly purchased. Instead, her recollection is filled with brutality and...