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Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood,... more »»

Ex-prosecutor of exonerated death row inmate pens apology

March 25, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a long journey of conscience for a former Louisiana prosecuto. more »»

Abolish the IRS? Easy to say, but awfully hard to do

March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voter. more »»

Donald Sterling's wife, girlfriend to face off in court

March 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The girlfriend whose recording of Donald Sterling making racially insensitive remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers faces a fight with his estranged wife that... more »»

Jury in gender bias case to hear day 2 of closing arguments

March 25, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who will decide the outcome of a gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to hear more closing arguments on... more »»

Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

March 25, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available. more »»

Northern California police officer shot to death

March 25, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California police officer was shot to death Tuesday after responding to a call about a man threatening to commit suicide. more »»

Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

March 25, 2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. more »»

NY marks 25th anniversary of social club fire that killed 87

March 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, what was then the biggest mass murder in U.S. more »»

Marathon bombing jurors see white hat worn by Tsarnaev

March 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were shown the white cap that helped authorities identify him as a suspect in the 2013 deadly attack. more »»

Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

March 25, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out said Tuesday she doesn't know why the 4-year-old was murdered and had... more »»

Officer behind wheel in fatal wrong-way crash had DUI in '13

March 25, 2015

The off-duty New Jersey police officer who was behind the wheel during a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend last week in New York City had previously had his driver's licens... more »»

'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction

March 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman said. more »»

Common-sense, low-cost fix for truck-train crashes rejected

March 25, 2015

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $9 billio. more »»

Kennedy: Jesse Jackson Jr. leaving prison for halfway house

March 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from a federal prison on Thursday and will serve out the remainder of his term in a Washington, D.C. more »»

Indiana senator: 'Baby box' proposal needs further review

March 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana proposal to allow fire stations and other public places to install "baby boxes" so mothers in crisis could anonymously surrender their newborns needs further review... more »»

Common-sense, low-cost fix for truck-train crashes rejected

March 24, 2015

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion. more »»

AP: Bill would bar incentives for those who don't pay up

March 24, 2015

A New Jersey lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would ban people or companies from getting state incentives if they are behind on payments to the state government.

State Sen. more »»

 
 
 

 

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