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6:45 a.m. Eight people treated for mild to moderate injuries after a bus carrying Italian tourists crashed into a tractor-trailer in eastern Pennsylvania have been released from the hospital. Geoffrey Roche, a spokesman for Pocono Health System, says the patients had all been...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing use of encrypted communications and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State group is complicating efforts to monitor terror suspects and extremists, U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Appearing before the House Homeland...
ADDISON, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his presidential campaign four years ago as an instant front-runner — a proven job-creator with solid conservative credentials, formidable fundraising prowess and perhaps enough cowboy swagger to take Republicans by...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — STATES FEAR NEEDLES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented a 364 percent increase in new cases of Hepatitis C in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Of the four states, only Kentucky has passed legislation to allow for...
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm. He knew the odds; most of the addicts in the room probably had hepatitis C. "...
BOSTON (AP) — A knife-wielding man killed by terror investigators had planned to behead an unidentified victim, then changed his mind and said he wanted to kill police officers, the FBI said. Usaama Rahim plotted for at least a week, the FBI said in a complaint against a family...
DETROIT (AP) — Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan is rolling out buoys and another season on Lake Huron, the highlight of which is searching for and studying shipwrecks. There's far more real estate to investigate this year because the northern Michigan sanctuary...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial will face new challenges when they try to counter 22 hours of sometimes chilling video of James Holmes talking in a flat, mechanical tone about killing strangers to increase his self-worth. In...
6:45 p.m. (CDT) A 67-year-old man convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago at a North Texas ranch has been executed. Lester Bower is the oldest prisoner put to death in Texas since the state resumed capital punishment in 1982. He received a lethal injection...