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PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this impoverished community to its core and sent school and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors heard closing arguments Monday in the case against a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose 1979 disappearance while on his way to school helped galvanize the national missing-children's movement. Pedro Hernandez confessed to the crime in 2012...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods to visit an out-of-state boyfriend remains hospitalized in Maryland while Philadelphia police await her release to arrest her. Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, say Nyia Parler has been...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mornings are about to improve for the Italian astronaut who's been suffering through instant coffee at the International Space Station since fall. An espresso machine is on the supply capsule scheduled for launch Monday. SpaceX has a single second —...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors are hearing closing arguments at the trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979. Defense attorney Harvey Fishbein says prosecutors have not shown that a 2012 confession by Pedro Hernandez was credible. Fishbein said...
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An official says one person is dead and a community college campus is on lockdown as authorities search for a man with a gun. Kim Best, spokeswoman for the city of Goldsboro, says there is one victim in the campus shooting at Wayne County Community College...
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A community college in North Carolina is reporting that the campus is on lockdown. The website for Wayne County Community College in Goldsboro says the campus is on lockdown and that the warning is not a drill.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie invasion. Now the Vermont Historical Society is...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for the mother of a severely disabled man left in the woods for several days near a Philadelphia park, authorities said. Nyia Parler left her 21-year-old son — who is quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy — lying in leaves and...