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WASHINGTON (AP) — The would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan is "clinically ready" to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday. John Hinckley Jr. has been in "full and stable remission" for more than two decades, his lawyer...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers nearly 6.8...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, says he's no longer a danger and should be allowed to live fulltime outside a Washington mental hospital. Hinckley was 25 when a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets. Experts blame the epidemic on a strain called H3N2 that...
NEW YORK (AP) — A clean-water advocate will make an Earth Day swim in New York City's polluted Gowanus (goh-WAH'-nuhs) Canal, a federal Superfund site. Christopher Swain is calling for an accelerated cleanup of the site in Brooklyn. Swain will be wrapped in a yellow drysuit and...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ly Nguyen and his family knew little about Philadelphia when they moved here from Vietnam more than 20 years ago, but they knew where to turn for help — the Roman Catholic Church. Their parish priest helped teach Nguyen's six children English. He provided...
PHOENIX (AP) — A father was arrested on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking. James Koryor, 41, was taken into custody Tuesday after detectives determined he went to a liquor store with his 2...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky distillery worker who's accused of leading a bourbon theft ring wore shirts promoting the distillery where he worked — and also stole liquor — as he delivered purloined barrels covered by a tarp in a pickup truck, a detective said. The ring...
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who in...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes...
NEW YORK (AP) — He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation' capital. If...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation' capital. If...