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An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment.
A survey of chief executives at the largest U.S. companies shows a growing number are optimistic about the economy's prospects for the next six months and expect to boost hiring.
A pair of Dalton police officers have been suspended after a school bus surveillance camera recorded a profanity-laced speech they delivered to a group of middle school students.
A South Florida man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of his wife, whose bloody corpse was later depicted in photos he posted on Facebook.
An Albanian mother of three young children, who is facing deportation from the U.S., has had her case delayed after defying an order from Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officials to leave the country.
A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of his wife, whose bloody corpse was shown in photos he later posted on Facebook.
A worker was missing and presumed dead after a silo collapsed and spilled 50 tons of corn at a facility that was cited this year for six "serious" safety violations, officials said Tuesday.
The National Transportation Safety Board has pulled a union representing commuter rail employees from its investigation into the derailment of a Metro-North train that killed four people and injured more than 60 others in the Bronx early Sunday.
Eloy police Sgt. Brian Jerome says witnesses told authorities both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground Tuesday afternoon.
An Arizona group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a suburban Kansas City middle school of violating a student's First Amendment rights by prohibiting the student from handing out fliers promoting a prayer event.
A grandfather fatally shot his two grandchildren and his daughter's boyfriend Tuesday afternoon in rural Arkansas before turning the gun on himself, sheriff's officials said.
To the end, Edward James “Babe” Heffron insisted that he wasn’t a hero, that his service in World War II was simply part of an obligation to serve his country in a time of need.
A 17-year-old Arizona girl hugged her two younger sisters, touched their faces and talked about how they had all changed when they finally were reunited after their mother and stepfather kept them imprisoned in their home for up to two years, authorities said.
A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago.
A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class.
A lawyer for an accounting executive facing charges he aided Bernard Madoff in a massive fraud asked a judge Tuesday for a trial date, saying he wants no delay in getting the case before a jury because aging witnesses may have fading memories.
A convicted murderer who is one of Canada's most wanted fugitives isn't hiding in Iowa after all.
A 10-year-old New Jersey boy's coffin has arrived at his funeral with bagpipes playing.
A woman charged with shooting and killing a fellow Alabama football fan moments after the Iron Bowl has been released from jail.
A 5-year-old Georgia boy with a spinal condition that keeps him confined to a wheelchair has fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer.