Texas prisons often deny dentures to inmates with no teeth

Texas 09/24/18, 11:14

Inmates without teeth in Texas are routinely denied dentures because state prison policy says chewing isn't a medical necessity because they can eat blended food.Texas prisons' medical providers approved 71 dentures to a state inmate population of more than 149,000 in 2016, the Houston Chronicle reported. It's a sharp decline ...

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

U.S. 09/24/18, 11:10

Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday.The milestone, reported by two teams of scientists working separately, isn't a cure. The patients walk ...

Onondaga County executive stepping down for job with state

New York 09/24/18, 11:03

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says she'll step down before her term ends to take a job with New York state.The 53-year-old Republican announced Monday morning that she'll soon resign as the top elected official in the county, which includes the city of Syracuse.Mahoney says she has accepted a job ...

Off-duty police officer stabbed in Southern California

California 09/24/18, 10:49

Authorities are again searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a Southern California police officer after a man detained after the attack was released from custody.Officials say the off-duty Fullerton police officer was stabbed with a sharp object Saturday afternoon at a strip mall in Placentia.The attacker ran from ...

Actor Richard Gere, new wife eat at diner in his NY hometown

New York 09/24/18, 10:18

Patrons and employees of a diner in the upstate New York village where actor Richard Gere grew up got a surprise over the weekend when he stopped by the restaurant with his new wife and father.The Post-Standard reports the star of "Pretty Woman" and more than 50 other films ate ...

Police: 1 person dead in weekend crash on Northway

New York 09/24/18, 09:58

New York State Police say one person was killed in a crash on the Adirondack Northway over the weekend.Troopers have released few details about the crash, which occurred late Sunday morning on Interstate 87 in the town of Schroon, in Essex County 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Albany.The Post ...

Sheriff’s deputies: 1 person killed in early morning fire

New York 09/24/18, 09:58

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says one person has died in an early morning fire in an upstate New York hamlet.Officials say the fire broke out around 4 a.m. Monday at a town house in Fairmount, just west of Syracuse.Syracuse.com reports another person was taken to a hospital with injuries ...

Ken Burns turns his attention to the Mayo Clinic

New York 09/24/18, 09:58

After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester, Minnesota-based hospital that has been ...

Hotel workers at California’s Disneyland Resort OK contract

California 09/24/18, 09:50

Hotel workers at Southern California's Disneyland Resort have approved a contract that raises hourly salaries by at least 40 percent over two years and allows staff to get bonuses that were promised last year.The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the five-year contract establishes wages and benefits for about 2,700 ...

Police: Mommy blogger prime suspect in death of toddler

New York 09/24/18, 08:39

Police in upstate New York say a 2-year-old girl has died and a self-proclaimed mommy blogger is a suspect in the girl's death.The Erie County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Brianna Valenti faces several charges in the death of the toddler, who died Saturday. WKBW-TV reports Valenti is an acquaintance of ...

‘Ambassador wolf’ Atka dies at NY conservation center

New York 09/24/18, 08:25

An Arctic wolf that had long served as a wildlife ambassador for a conservation center in suburban New York City has died at the age of 16.South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center says Atka died peacefully over the weekend.The Journal News reports Atka arrived in New York from Minnesota in 2002 ...

Crystal ball and chain: ‘Psychic’ gets 6 years for scam

Florida 09/24/18, 08:08

A convicted fraudster and self-declared psychic who pleaded guilty to stealing $340,000 from people through scams has been sentenced to six years in prison.WRC-TV reports Gina Marie Marks, who worked under the name Natalie Miller, was sentenced Friday following her February guilty plea.The Maryland woman also was ordered to pay ...

Woman seeks stolen necklace containing grandmother’s ashes

New York 09/24/18, 08:08

A woman is asking for help to find a necklace containing the ashes of her grandmother that was stolen from her home in Buffalo, New York.University of Buffalo student Haley Lang says her grandmother died last year, and it feels like a piece of her is gone.WIVB-TV reports someone broke ...

Dozens need rescue from rough surf off Florida beaches

Florida 09/24/18, 07:44

Authorities say more than 70 people needed rescue from rough surf along Florida's Atlantic Coast.Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. Mike Berard says a high risk of rip currents is expected to continue this week.Berard told the Orlando Sentinel that 72 people were rescued from the waters off Volusia County on ...

Update: Trump doesn’t say if he plans to fire Rosenstein

U.S. 09/24/18, 06:56

The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local):15:23 p.m.President Donald Trump is declining to say whether he plans to fire his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but says he hopes a Thursday meeting will help him figure out "what's going on."The White House announced earlier Monday that ...