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D.C. gun ban’s effectiveness questioned

WASHINGTON - On Sept. 24, 1976, one of the toughest gun laws in the nation took effect in the District of Columbia, essentially outlawing the private ownership of new handguns in a city struggling with violence.
Over the next few weeks, a man with a .32-caliber pistol held up workers at a downtown federal office at […]

High wheat prices raise grocery costs

LUBBOCK, Texas - If you think the cost of gassing up your car is outrageous, wait until you need to restock your pantry.
The price of wheat has more than tripled during the past 10 months, making Americans’ daily bread — and bagels and pizza and pasta — feel a little like luxury items. And baked […]

2 doctors cleared in John Ritter’s death

GLENDALE, Calif. - Two doctors were not negligent in the diagnosis and treatment of John Ritter, who died from a torn aorta in 2003, a jury found Friday in a wrongful death lawsuit by the actor’s widow and children.
The lawsuit claimed that a radiologist failed to spot a purported enlargement of the aorta in a […]

2 states consider guest-worker programs

PHOENIX - As a labor contractor in the nation’s winter lettuce capital, Francisco Chavez struggles to hire enough workers to pick and package the produce
Last year, ripe romaine sometimes went bad in the fields around Yuma, Ariz., because Chavez didn’t have enough people to harvest the crop, which must be picked by hand. “That’s my […]

Ala. building can’t shake swastika shape

DECATUR, Ala. - From the ground, the Wesley Acres Methodist retirement home looks like any other building. But fly over in an airplane, and the outline is unmistakable: It’s one big swastika.
Prompted by complaints from a Jewish activist, the agency that owns the government-funded building is planning to alter its shape to disguise the Nazi […]

NY governor-to-be boosts black pride

NEW YORK - In Harlem and other predominantly black neighborhoods, they don’t care how David Paterson becomes governor. They just care that he is taking over the state’s top job.
The unexpected ascension of Paterson, the lieutenant governor, longtime lawmaker and heir to a Harlem political dynasty, has fueled a surge of black pride amid the […]

Hundreds of sick cats found in Pa. raid

TARENTUM, Pa. - Hundreds of sick and dying cats were removed from a fortress-like sanctuary Friday in a raid brought on by worried animal lovers and a former county worker who infiltrated with a hidden camera.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dead cats were believe buried on the secluded 29-acre property known as Tiger Ranch Farm, about […]

Maui drivers watch gas prices reach $4

WAILUKU, Hawaii - “Maui No Ka Oi” is a popular Hawaiian saying that means Maui is the best. Mike Sweeney recently moved to this idyllic island from Denver and was hit with the other side of living in paradise with his first visit to the gas pump: Maui is also No. 1 in gas prices.
“After […]

Legal cloud lingers over Spitzer

NEW YORK - Resigning won’t spare Eliot Spitzer from the heat of a criminal investigation — federal prosecutors must still decide what to do with the case of the disgraced New York governor and the prostitutes.
A law enforcement official said Spitzer’s high-powered defense team was believed to be negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors over […]

New photos in Illinois store shootings

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police in a Chicago suburb have released a series of photos they hope will help lead them to a gunman who killed five women at a Lane Bryant clothing store.
The grainy, black-and-white photos were captured from a video camera on a nearby Target store in Tinley Park.
The photos show a small, […]

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