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Suicide watch ignored, NY inmate dies

NEW YORK (AP) - A mentally ill inmate who hanged himself on New Year's Day in a Rikers Island jail cell was supposed to be placed on suicide watch, but it wasn't implemented, two city officials told The Associated Press on Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Man stuck for on Las Vegas zip line rescued

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Canadian tourist stuck dangling from a Las Vegas zip line about 80 feet above a street for nearly an hour is back on solid ground after being rescued by firefighters.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

State may alter death-row procedures for mentally ill

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A practice of withholding calls and visits at a new psychiatric unit on death row at San Quentin State Prison can discourage inmates from seeking the treatment they need, a court-appointed overseer said this week.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


SEATTLE (AP) - A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Roller rink guard killed taking on gunman

GRAND TERRACE (AP) - A security guard died confronting a gunman firing at a crowd outside a Southern California roller rink where about 200 people, including many children, gathered for an all-night New Year's Eve party, authorities and witnesses said Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

FCC to vote next month on proposed net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Golf cart thief caught on freeway

PASADENA . (AP) - The Rose Bowl came to a sour end for more than just Florida State fans.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Food guidelines for planet’s health

WASHINGTON (AP) - For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Resolution: Transform their junk food image

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Low oil prices unlikely to hurt railroads much due to growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The stunning collapse in oil prices over the past several months won't derail the railroads' profit engine even if it does slow the tremendous growth in crude shipments seen in recent years.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

FDA drug approvals hit 18-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines for rare diseases, pushing the agency's annual tally of drug approvals to its highest level in 18 years.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Illegals can seek driver’s licenses starting today

SANTA ANA . (AP) - California today will start taking driver's license applications from the nation's largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation

Hasbro moving to replace penis-shaped Play-Doh toy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It was an embarrassing Christmas for Nivea Cabrera after she was accused by her fiance's mother of letting her 5-year-old granddaughter play with a sex toy. A mortified Carbrera asked the child where she got the penis-shaped plastic cylinder.

January 01, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back - using a replica of a fully stocked bar.

January 01, 2015 | | Nation

3 killed in fire likely sparked by holiday soup left unattended

NEW YORK (AP) - A traditional Haitian holiday soup left unattended on a stove likely sparked a deadly fire that killed a couple and their relative, fire officials said Thursday.

January 01, 2015 | | Nation

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Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Nude painting fetches $170.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards as well as vouchers

DETROIT (AP) - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Target to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the same time as last year.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

2 flu-related deaths happen in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State health officials have announced the first two flu-related deaths in California for the current flu season.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Lot cave-in swallows dozen cars

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A cave-in of a restaurant parking lot in Mississippi swallowed 12 cars and now experts are expected to begin work Monday to ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

No arrest yet after Texas state judge shot outside her home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities provided few details Saturday about the Texas state judge who was shot and wounded in the driveway of her Austin home.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Missouri football players pressure leaders over race

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Student protests over racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus escalated over the weekend when at least 30 black football players ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Sorting sexting offenders from victims will take time

DENVER (AP) - It could take a month to sort the offenders from the victims in a widespread sexting case at a Colorado high school, and ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Legally blind barber awarded $100k for wrongful termination

BOSTON (AP) - A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a Massachusetts commission against discrimination after it says he was wrongly fired.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Trump gets laughs, ratings on SNL

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Google, Heart Association team up

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Person-centered health care

CHICAGO (AP) - Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Church issues rules for gay members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

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