Teeth pulled, patient died, dentist suspended

DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled will not be allowed to work during a comprehensive review of his practice. The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to suspend the license of Dr. Rashmi Patel, who has offices in Enfield …

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 slayings is found dead

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home Tuesday after a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge.

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17 December 2014 [02:48 PM]
NYC to try settling suit with Eric Garner's family

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will attempt to negotiate a settlement of the $75 million civil rights claim brought forth by Eric Garner's family. If an agreement is reached, it would avoid what could be…

17 December 2014 [12:28 PM]
US judge says Obama immigration action invalid

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16 December 2014 [03:17 PM]
Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts

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16 December 2014 [10:48 AM]
Pa. wife used child porn to frame spouse, gets jail

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16 December 2014 [10:14 AM]
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16 December 2014 [07:32 AM]
Protesters blocking roads by Oakland police building

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15 December 2014 [11:15 AM]
Supreme Court rejects Arizona bid over abortion drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling…

15 December 2014 [10:28 AM]
Prisoner charged with $133,000 IRS theft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A career criminal serving time at a Tennessee prison is accused of concocting a scheme to file false tax returns in the names of fellow inmates. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that 47-year-old James Glenn Collins…

14 December 2014 [07:28 AM]
NYC police union wants to ban mayor from funerals

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's rank-and-file police union is urging its members to ban Mayor Bill de Blasio from their funerals. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association posted a link on its website telling members not to let de Blasio…

13 December 2014 [09:14 AM]
Ohio police say man painted gun to resemble toy

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12 December 2014 [02:35 PM]