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Top West Virginia judge retires after impeachment vote

Aug 14 2018

A West Virginia Supreme Court justice retired on Tuesday, the day after state lawmakers voted to start impeachment proceedings against the full court, accusing four judges of lavish spending that included a total of more than $1 million in office renovations.

Actor Alan Alda reveals Parkinson's diagnosis

Jul 31 2018

NEW YORK Award-winning actor Alan Alda disclosed on Tuesday that he has Parkinson's disease, saying he did not want the revelation that he had the nervous system disorder to be told from "a sad point of view." | Video

Families of Missouri 'duck boat' sinking victims sue tour company

Jul 30 2018

The families of four of the 17 people killed when a World War Two-style tourist "duck boat" sank on a Missouri lake during a storm this month have sued the tour operator, saying it recklessly allowed the vessel out in dangerous weather. | Video

Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets

Jul 20 2018

Under the crowded streets of New York City, a network of pipes, cables and tunnels contains hidden dangers that burst to the surface this week, spraying the Flatiron district with debris containing asbestos, a toxic chemical that can lead to respiratory illnesses, including cancer.

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

Jul 19 2018

(This version of the story corrects location of Edovo to Chicago in par 11; clarifies in par 18 that emails cost 35 cents each in New York)

Texas man convicted of hate crime in 2017 mosque burning

Jul 18 2018

A Texas man was found guilty this week of a hate crime in the burning of a local mosque in January 2017, an attack that a rights group on Wednesday connected to an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in the United States.

Candidate for Congress to continue campaign after car crash

Jul 06 2018

South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington was released from the hospital on Friday, two weeks after she broke her back and several ribs in a car crash, and vowed to continue her campaign after some rest.

Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty after immigration protest

Jul 05 2018

NEW YORK A New York woman who scaled the stone pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to protest U.S. immigration policy pleaded not guilty to trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with governmental administration in her first court appearance on Thursday. | Video

U.S. East Coast swelters under lingering heat wave

Jul 03 2018

A heat wave blanketing the northeastern United States is expected to move west after the Fourth of July, bringing dangerous temperatures as far as southern California, the National Weather Service (NWS) said on Tuesday.

Maryland shooting suspect battled newspaper in court and lost

Jun 29 2018

The 38-year-old man suspected of killing five people at the offices of a Maryland newspaper group on Thursday had a long-running feud with Capital Gazette, attacking the Annapolis-based family of publications in the courts and on social media.

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