NY man who said sleep aid made him kill girlfriend sentenced

02/05/2016 02:16 PM PST
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who said a sleeping aid caused him to fatally strangle his girlfriend has been sentenced to serve between 20 years and life in prison. 
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Correction: Obit-Hayling story
02/05/2016 01:57 PM PST - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Dec. 24 about the death of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hayling was among a group known as "The St. Full Story

Amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry
02/05/2016 01:47 PM PST - ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him. Full Story

Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail
02/05/2016 01:46 PM PST - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was transferred to an adult jail on Friday, a week after a judge initially refused to do so. Full Story

The Latest: Amid lead concerns, bottled water urged for some
02/05/2016 01:06 PM PST - SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water around Ohio (all times local): 3 p. Full Story

Lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption
02/05/2016 12:57 PM PST - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina lawmakers and a magistrate have asked a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law involving civil marriages challenged as discriminatory against gays. Full Story

Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law license
02/05/2016 01:26 PM PST - HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license will remain suspended after the state's highest court on Friday denied her request to have it reinstated while she fights criminal charges of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it. Full Story

Man convicted in jewelry store worker kidnap gets 30 years
02/05/2016 12:31 PM PST - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. Full Story

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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.