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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A jury has awarded about $638,000 to a woman who sued a man she said had a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her adult daughter in a case that led to a state Supreme Court ruling on whether mentally ill people can consent to sex. Mary Kortner, of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheathed in scaffolding, the Capitol Dome looks less like a soaring symbol of American democracy these days than it does some giant Erector Set shining in the sun. That counts as progress, though, and officials announced on Tuesday the next installment of a $60...
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri inmate Leon Taylor asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution on Tuesday, citing several concerns that led to the death sentence for the convicted killer. Taylor, 56, is scheduled to die early Wednesday for killing gas...
NEW YORK (AP) — The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury awarded about $638,000 to a Greenwich woman who sued a man she alleged had a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her daughter, in a case that led to a state Supreme Court ruling on whether mentally ill people can consent to sex...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheathed in scaffolding, the Capitol Dome looks less like a soaring symbol of American democracy these days than it does some giant Erector Set shining in the sun. That counts as progress, though, and officials announced on Tuesday the next installment of a $60...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling. The decision was highly...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. Days after Maynard's Nov. 1 death at age 29, the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to the Vatican's criticism of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms. Days after Maynard's Nov. 2 death at age 29, the...