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DALLAS (AP) — When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides. Bland's death following her arrest for a minor traffic violation added fresh fuel to the national debate...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities. The two people slain by a gunman who opened fire Thursday in a crowded Louisiana movie theater, Jillian...
CHICAGO (AP) — It was intended as a festive day out for Western Electric Co. workers and their families — an excursion across Lake Michigan from Chicago to a park in Michigan City, Indiana. It ended up as the deadliest disaster in the Windy City's history, killing more than...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The investigation and murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost prosecutors nearly half a million dollars, a spokesman said Friday. Hernandez was convicted in April of first-degree murder for shooting Odin Lloyd in 2013...
CHICAGO (AP) — It was intended as a festive day out for Western Electric Co. workers and their families — an excursion across Lake Michigan from Chicago to a park in Michigan City, Indiana. It ended up as the deadliest disaster in the Windy City's history, killing more than...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race. The 3rd Court of Appeals in...
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — In the midst of quiet lives of prayer, a handful of nuns have sliced out a niche as bakers of high-end cheesecakes, so rich and creamy in flavors of chocolate, amaretto and key lime that they seem downright sinful. But there are no transgressions here. In...
SAWMILLS, N.C. (AP) — Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family may finally have a chance to bury him after a discovery at the bottom of a lake. On that night in 1972, the then-teenage daughter returned...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates are hoping a court will do what the Legislature did not: allow doctors to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people who want it. A San Diego Superior Court judge is...