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Pa. doctor: Patient killed case worker before gunfight

Pa. doctor: Patient killed case worker before gunfight

DARBY, Pa. — A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a hospital on Thursday helped stop the patient by using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.
Updated: 3 mins ago
Calif. man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

Calif. man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Police said Thursday they’re deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman’s accomplice on suspic...
Updated: 8 mins ago

Judge skeptical of altering districts before election

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge said Thursday that he’s “extremely skeptical” about changing the state’s congressional districts before the 2014 elections.
Updated: 2 hours ago
As Ariz. inmate died, laywers debated if he was in pain

As Ariz. inmate died, laywers debated if he was in pain

FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor’s office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Detroit porch shooter: I didn’t know gun was loaded

Detroit porch shooter: I didn’t know gun was loaded

DETROIT — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn’t know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court today.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Cuban hijacker appeals 20-year U.S. prison sentence

MIAMI (AP) – An American who hijacked a jetliner to Cuba decades ago is appealing the 20-year prison sentence he received after pleading guilty to U.S. kidnapping charges.
Updated: 2 hours ago
U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

MIAMI – Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don’t buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.
Updated: 2 hours ago
More bodies from Ukraine crash arrive in Netherlands

More bodies from Ukraine crash arrive in Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine – Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands today, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash sit...
Updated: 3 hours ago

U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said today.
Updated: 4 hours ago