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Couple plead guilty to assault in toddler's cigarette burns

posted: 10/25/2016 3:53 p.m. Comment 1

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania woman accused of torturing her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes and the boyfriend accused of laughing about it have entered guilty pleas in the case.

Cardiologist pleads guilty in hit plot on another doctor

posted: 10/25/2016 2:40 p.m. Comment 1

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Prosecutors say a New York cardiologist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to have another doctor attacked after a professional dispute.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some U.S. schools cancel classes

posted: 10/25/2016 11:55 a.m. Discuss

FALMOUTH, Maine — Talk of fraud, vigilante observers and angry voters is prompting communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after report projects cost increases for program

posted: 10/25/2016 11:12 a.m. Comments 2

DORAL, Fla. — Donald Trump said Tuesday that "Obamacare is just blowing up" after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's health care program.

Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

posted: 10/25/2016 9:56 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death.

Youth league kicks out team after man plays in football game

posted: 10/25/2016 9:26 a.m. Discuss

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players.

Neighbor: 4-year-old girl killed by dog was giving it a treat

posted: 10/25/2016 9:23 a.m. Discuss

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Neighbors say a 4-year-old girl who was killed by a dog at a home in southwestern Michigan was giving the animal a treat when it attacked.

State's early voting starts; first-day lines keep election workers busy

posted: 10/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

More than 22,000 Arkansans cast ballots Monday on the first day of early voting, the secretary of state's office reported.

Polls 'phony,' he's winning, Trump insists

posted: 10/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency narrows.

Anti-war activist, lawmaker Hayden dies

updated: 10/25/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Tom Hayden, a '60s anti-war activist whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76.

Clues sought in deadly bus crash

updated: 10/25/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- A maintenance crew had slowed traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems.

U.S. confirms health plans costlier

posted: 10/25/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday.

First transgender GIs seek recognition

updated: 10/25/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Within weeks of the Pentagon allowing transgender service members to serve openly, Army officials said 10 soldiers have formally asked to be recognized as their preferred gender.

Army vet nips heels of Missouri senator

updated: 10/25/2016 3:09 a.m. Discuss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day. And with just a handful of competitive races around the country, the outcome in Missouri could help determine control of the Senate.

Louisianian defends use of oil spill funds

posted: 10/25/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

BATON ROUGE -- A former Louisiana Cabinet official is fending off criticism about the way he managed a program to ensure that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat after an oil spill in 2010.




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