California lung cancer death rate less than national average

California 10/12/18, 09:06

A study concludes that California has a 28 percent lower lung cancer death rate than the rest of the country thanks to statewide policies against tobacco.Researchers at the University of California, San Diego announced Wednesday that state efforts to curb tobacco use resulted in fewer people starting smoking and more ...

Jury selection complete in fatal prison riot prosecution

U.S. 10/12/18, 08:53

Jury selection is complete in the trial of four Delaware inmates charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes following a fatal prison riot.With the process of picking jurors completed Thursday, opening statements and initial testimony are slated for Oct. 22.The four defendants are among 18 inmates charged in the riot. ...

Hurricane Michael’s death toll rises to 6, Aerials show devastation

U.S. 10/12/18, 06:35

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael are shown in this aerial photo Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) At least six deaths have been blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. ...

Lawsuit: Man convicted after mother rejected ‘dirty cop’

U.S. 10/12/18, 04:30

A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit was targeted because his mother rebuffed a homicide detective's sexual advances and was convicted after a bogus police investigation, according to a lawsuit .Lamonte McIntyre, 42, and his 64-year-old mother Rose Lee McIntyre filed ...

4 arrested over shooting of youth football coach near school

U.S. 10/12/18, 03:09

Four people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Jersey youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after practice last summer. Thirty-seven-year-old Joseph Jones was shot and killed on Aug. 9 in the parking lot at Lakeside Middle School in Millville. Prosecutors ...

Wisconsin National Guard sending troops, helicopters to Florida

U.S. 10/12/18, 02:36

The Wisconsin National Guard is sending a team of 12 soldiers and two medical evacuation helicopters to Florida to help in relief operations after Hurricane Michael tore through the state's panhandle region on Wednesday. Gov. Scott Walker authorized the Army National Guard's response after getting a request from Florida for help. The ...

PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

California 10/12/18, 02:14

The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs' lives.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent complaints this week ...

Toy sellers ramp up shoppers’ experience ahead of holidays

U.S. 10/12/18, 01:57

Is Party City the successor to Toys R Us? Will shoppers embrace the revival of FAO Schwarz, staffed with theatrical performers?Ahead of the holiday season, stores aren't just expanding their toy aisles to offer more choices. They're trying to at the very least replicate the Toys R Us experience that ...

US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

U.S. 10/12/18, 01:19

Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails.President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom.Now, the ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:25

Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida's recovery from the hurricane, where rows upon rows of homes have been smashed to pieces . The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and Virginia .BY ...

Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:25

Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much of their community was destroyed by Hurricane Michael.Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in this Gulf Coast resort town of ...

Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:19

By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia. If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees — not a carport next to the house. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities say Michael's powerful winds lifted ...

After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:14

Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there's utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, ...

Second fatal Florida shopping center shooting in 2 days, why happened?

U.S. 10/11/18, 23:34

Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the second targeted shooting in as many days, just miles apart and both at shopping centers. The News-Press reports that 41-year-old Torre Deontray Fulcher and 43-year-old William Allen Merrill III were fatally shot by a high-caliber rifle at the Sungold Plaza strip mall in Fort ...