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Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) highlighted the importance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative to promote the safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. In 2010, Sen. Cornyn introduced the Secure and Responsible Drug...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs regional office in Kansas listed erroneous medical conditions for three dozen patients who were appealing rejected claims — an apparent effort to speed up the review process that might have had the opposite effect, government investigators...
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing to decide whether three Franciscan friars should stand trial on child endangerment and other charges for their role in supervising another friar accused of molesting more than 100 children (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A...
CHICAGO (AP) — The sex abuse victim who testified against Dennis Hastert at the former U.S. House speaker's sentencing hearing says he finally decided to do so publicly after Hastert reached out to his brother for a letter of support. Scott Cross is a 53-year-old businessman who...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, noting the agency lacks enough "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local): 12 p.m. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has become one of the highest-ranking politicians in American history to be sentenced to prison. Hastert pleaded guilty...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not a promising picture for the nation's high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores released Wednesday from the so-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it won't publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. In a statement Wednesday, FBI official Amy Hess said the FBI does not "have enough technical information" about the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Real estate heir Robert Durst will serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge — more than 4 ½ times the maximum under federal guidelines. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced Durst, 72, on Wednesday in New Orleans, approving a sentence that...