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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's. Even as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania and Texas leaked...
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is...
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth. Self-injury is one of the most difficult behaviors associated with autism...
NEW YORK (AP) — The videotaped confession of a man who admitted killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 is expected to be played in court as a Manhattan judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect's murder trial. The hearing that begins Monday is expected to last several...
NEW YORK (AP) — Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangles designed and built it. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who...
DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's. Even as...