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Heroin epidemic plagues N.Y. suburbs

Officials in the Lower Hudson Valley say three deaths this week are suspected to have been caused by overdoses.<p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A heroin epidemic claiming the lives of young adults locally and across the nation is continuing despite a crackdown on suppliers and increased efforts to warn users …

Florida woman, 81, arrested for allegedly feeding bears, threatening officers

An 81-year-old Florida woman arrested last year for allegedly feeding bears was again arrested this week on suspicion of violating her probation by illegally feeding wildlife and threatening to kill a law enforcement officer.<p>Mary Musselman, of Sebring, was arrested Wednesday by Florida Fish and …

Missouri Executed This Man While His Appeal Was Pending in Court

Herbert Smulls was pronounced dead four minutes before the justices in Washington denied his final stay. Did Missouri officials breach their ethical duties by permitting this to happen?<p>It is 2014, not 1964 or 1914, and yet on Wednesday night a black man in Missouri, a black man convicted by an …

Charges filed in toppling of ancient Utah rock formation

Two Utah scout leaders who video recorded themselves gleefully toppling a boulder from a Jurassic-era rock formation in a state park were formally charged Friday, according to park department officials.<p>Highland residents Glenn Taylor, 45, and David Hall, 42, were accused of toppling a protected …

Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again: Why the Court Could Be (Sort of) Right

The latest verdict from an Italian Appeals court finding Amanda Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering her roommate …

Student Dies After Michigan State Shooting

<b>Updated at 2:15 p.m. EST.</b><p>Police in East Lansing, Mich. are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two students inside their apartment near …

Mexico arrests Jalisco New Generation drug lord El Menchito

<b>Mexican security forces say they have arrested one of the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.</b><p>Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as El Menchito, is believed to be the second-in-command in the criminal organisation led by his father.<p>He was arrested in a major operation that involved dozens …

Cruise virus outbreak one of worst in 20 years, CDC says

Federal health officials confirmed on Friday that norovirus was the culprit that sickened nearly 700 people on a cruise ship this week, and said it was one of the biggest norovirus outbreaks in 20 years.<p>But the source of the outbreak on the Royal Caribbean ship Explorer of the Seas, which returned …

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Russian anti-gay gang violence seen for the first time on camera

Shocking footage of the violent groups that target gay men and lesbian women in Russia will reveal the dangerous levels of homophobia in the country in the runup to the Sochi Winter Olympics this week.<p>A Channel 4 documentary, <i>Hunted</i>, to be broadcast in the Dispatches strand on Wednesday at 10pm, …

Dylan Farrow Speaks Out on Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations

Woody Allen's Golden Globe lifetime achievement award reignited a debate about past charges of child sexual abuse against the Hollywood director, and …

Indonesian volcano eruption claims lives after villagers allowed to return

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.<p>Mount Sinabung erupted again Saturday just a day after authorities allowed …