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NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said...
BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common. Police said John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, and a woman with him were charged with heroin...
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening, Attorney General...
PHOENIX (AP) — A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal combination it will use to put an inmate to death is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Arizona's request for a re-...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins...
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona had requested a hearing before an 11-...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. 31. With two young daughters, a mortgage, no savings and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out...