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GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A jury found a longtime Iowa state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, in an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex. After about 13 hours of deliberation over...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 143 million people in the Lower 48 states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That's because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the U.S...
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Iowa state lawmaker was acquitted Wednesday of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, in a case that centered on questions about when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex. After about 13 hours of deliberation,...
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a SkyWest Airlines flight from Chicago has made an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, and at least one passenger lost consciousness. A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration says the flight departed from O'Hare...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Frail and tired of leading a secret life, a 66-year-old fugitive who spent four decades on the run turned himself in to Kentucky authorities this week. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says Clarence David Moore started crying as soon as he saw the sheriff...
MIAMI (AP) — Last August, Miami voters gave a developer permission to lease land on the city's sparkling downtown waterfront to build a 1,000-foot, hairpin-shaped tourist tower complete with thrill rides, breathtaking observation decks, restaurants and clubs. There was one key...
PHOENIX (AP) — A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died. James Koryor, 41, was taken into custody on suspicion of manslaughter and child abuse Tuesday after detectives determined...
President Barack Obama's health care law seems to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps in 11 states, despite significant improvement in the economy. Under the law, many states tried to improve Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment systems by making it easier for...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are...