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Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water. Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters, and the two most recent victims...
Many stroke patients have a new treatment option — if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke. The guidelines, issued Monday by the American Heart Association, are the first time the group has...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration authorities may start housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with following criticism about detention conditions for the population. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released proposed guidelines Monday that...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general requested execution dates for three death row inmates Monday, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of one of the drugs the state uses in its lethal injection protocol. Attorney General Scott Pruitt sent notice to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York State trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if...
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Police have tentatively identified the three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter. Plainville police say they believe the pilot of the Beechcraft BE36 plane that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Indian tribes may have a clearer path toward federal recognition under a new Obama administration rule that relaxes some requirements and speeds decision-making, potentially affecting hundreds of groups. Federal acknowledgment means a tribe is treated as a...
When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The world has multiplied and changed...
CHICAGO (AP) — Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey found. The consequences can include social and emotional troubles,...