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PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man suspected of decapitating his wife and mutilating himself had spent about 10 years in the state mental hospital for stabbing a relative before he was recently released from custody, court records obtained Tuesday show. The man, whose identity hasn't...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious. Siebold was aware that Virgin Galactic's...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole more than $1 million from him. Sifford in 1961 became the first black golfer to earn full-time playing privileges on the PGA Tour, paving the...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — People from Buffalo hear it all year — over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?" The answer, still: "Why, yes!" Two piles remain in one abandoned lot where trucks dumped it after a freak November storm buried neighborhoods in so much snow...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, who outlined the plans Tuesday, also announced $2.5...
More friends of James Holmes testified Tuesday about the polite, cheerful, conscientious young man they knew years before he opened fire on the audience in a Colorado movie theater. Lori Bidwell recalled how "Jimmy" helped celebrate Halloween with them each year in California...
A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and other...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's transportation secretary, who moonlighted as a novelist and was criticized for going on a book tour before an impending snowstorm, resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying he wanted to focus on his family and book career. Former Secretary Tony Tata...