• Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test

    BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.

  • Meet the women who could testify at Bill Cosby’s 2nd trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors this week asked a judge to let juror’s at Bill Cosby’s spring retrial hear from 19 other accusers.

  • AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle East

    In Syria, Associated Press journalists visited the old city of Homs, Syria. It has been almost four years since the last remaining rebels and civilians withdrew from the remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs. But few people have returned, and large parts of the once vibrant old city are still abandoned and destroyed, as if time has stood still since the guns fell silent.

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  • Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

  • AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

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  • Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street.

  • Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

    BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump’s administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say.

  • Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.