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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming a promotional video for his website. Burbank police Officer Joshua Kendrick says video from a camera atop the Metrolink commuter...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge. Hyphernkemberly...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement. The birds began turning up on a beach Friday. Necropsies and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and to testify against at least two other people accused in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley, who had...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who sent $67,000 to al-Qaida and pledged his support to the terror group was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who cited the defendant's remorse and medical problems that make his incarceration more difficult than others'. Wesam El-...
A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion put the weapon to her husband's head. Toya Smith, 40, said she and her family...
Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are looking to arm police. Overall, about two-thirds of public and private campuses used...
A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion put the weapon to her husband's head. Toya Smith, 40, said she and her family...
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River. Officials say elevated levels of benzene were found in samples taken from...