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Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:31am

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87.

Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:30am

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.

Mom gets 20 to 40 years for death of toddler found in ravine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:22am

A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing her.

Postal worker who hid piles of mail in home gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

A former Tennessee postal worker who kept nearly 2,700 pieces of undelivered mail inside her home won't have to spend time behind bars.

Should children get their tonsils removed? 2 new studies weigh in

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

If you're questioning whether tonsillectomy — a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils — can really improve sleep and throat health in children, new research suggests to cut it out.

Police: 2 children taken in 1985 found, parent arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

Rhode Island State Police say two children reported missing in 1985 have been located in the Houston area and their non-custodial mother has been charged with snatching them.

Airport shooting suspect ordered held without bond

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:20am

The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport was ordered held without bond until his trial at a hearing Tuesday that also revealed some new details about the investigation.

2 California officers cleared in fatal shooting near LA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

Prosecutors have concluded two California Highway Patrol officers acted properly when they shot and killed a man and injured another during an undercover operation into illegal street racing near Los Angeles last year.

3 killed in overnight Jersey City shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

A shooting in an apartment in New Jersey's second-largest city has left two men and a woman dead.

Wal-Mart adding 10K US jobs

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:57am

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest business employer, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year.

Child dies , 2 injured in pit bull attack in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

Police say a child has died and two others were seriously injured after two pit bulls attacked them in southwest Atlanta.

Security center in New Jersey for Liberty State Park closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

The security screening center in New Jersey that checks visitors for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is closed because of structural concerns.

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:32am

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

Man dies in shootout with Georgia law enforcement officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:20am

State authorities are investigating after a man died in a shootout with law enforcement officers in Georgia.

The Latest: Authorities: Widow was arrested at family home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:20am

The Latest on the arrest of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

Orlando nightclub gunman's wife faces charges tied to attack

Eric Tucker and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:20am

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that left 49 people dead, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

80-year-old woman dies in northern Idaho house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:10am

An 80-year-old woman died in a house fire in northern Idaho after the homeowner used an accelerant to start a fire in a wood-burning stove.

Officials confirm potato pest finding in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:10am

A quarantined potato pest has been found in another field in Eastern Idaho.

Sonar scans help divers target Lake Erie plane crash search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:53am

Divers are using information from weekend sonar scans to target their Lake Erie search for remaining debris from a corporate jet that crashed last month in Ohio with six people on board.

Authorities: Arizona trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:48am

The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.