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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter. His granddaughter, Lori Schexnayder, said the trumpeter she called "paw-...
DENVER (AP) — On July 20, 2012, a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in...
NORTH ELBA, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a small plane has crashed near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board. Troopers say the single-engine plane burst into flames on impact at around 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The plane crashed not far from the Lake Placid Airport...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the New York case of a mother accused of fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt appears to be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers intentionally harm children and then bask in...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed...
GREENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he'd die in prison. Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison two years later, Walker couldn't imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. But the years passed, his appeals failed and...
DALLAS (AP) — As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border...