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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage. Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge...
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size, but she's set to squire her dog in the ring at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. At 80, Marge Yonda is looking forward to leading her standard poodle through the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the life sentence for Osama bin Laden's one-time secretary after his conviction in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Wadih El-Hage was re-sentenced...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services Department says at least 400,000 people signed up last week. That brought total...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage. Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge...
NEW YORK (AP) — Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several state legislatures that would further curtail women's access to the procedure. On both sides of the debate, activists are...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A notorious career criminal brutally beat and strangled a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a plot to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the druggist, who had been operating a prescription drug ring and was flush with cash, a...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a 2007 report showed that Iowa had the nation's highest disparity for sending blacks to prison, state lawmakers took a novel step: They passed a law requiring analysts to draft "racial-impact statements" on any proposals to create new crimes or...