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NY asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or... more »»

Northeast's first significant winter storm expected

January 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first significant winter storm of the season is expected for the Northeast's major cities this weekend in the form of a messy mix of rain, snow and sleet along Interstate... more »»

No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

January 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary. more »»

Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

January 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo... more »»

3 young siblings die when fire sweeps through Ohio trailer

January 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fire caused by a dropped kerosene heater swept through a rural trailer home on Thursday, killing three young siblings, whose mother fell out a window trying to save them... more »»

Euro plunges, but European brands are not on sale in US

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate. more »»

DC subway: Fire changes led to difficulty using radios

January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters had difficulty using their radios during an emergency on the Washington subway system because fire officials had made changes to their radio system without alerting... more »»

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on... more »»

Exam to study dead whale found at Seattle ferry terminal

January 23, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle has been moved so biologists can figure out why it died. more »»

Yellowstone begins transferring bison for slaughter

January 22, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has begun shipping wild bison for slaughter as part of a plan to reduce the park's population by as many as 900 animals this winter. more »»

Sharpton calls for probe into New Jersey police shooting

January 22, 2015

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton's civil rights organization is the latest to call for New Jersey officials to investigate the killing of a man by two police officers at a traffic stop. more »»

NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. more »»

Judge slams Tsarnaev defense for quoting juror responses

January 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has criticized lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for publicly releasing portions of confidential juror... more »»

MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center over licensing

January 22, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

January 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. more »»

Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing

January 22, 2015

Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say. more »»

Writer tied to Anonymous hackers sentenced to prison

January 22, 2015

DALLAS (AP) — An activist and writer linked to the hacking collective Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for threatening an FBI agent and helping share stolen data, marking... more »»

 
 
 

 

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