A Phoenix man was charged with child abuse after throwing his 23-month-old daughter into a pool. He was moved to prison infirmary this week after other inmates attacked him.
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Michigan ex-prosecutor arrested in murder-for-hire plot
A former Michigan prosecutor was charged Monday with soliciting a hitman to murder the attorney who represented a business partner in a contentious fraud and malpractice lawsuit over the ownership of a golf course.
Struck by rock thrown from overpass, Ohio mom fights for life
A 52-year-old Uniontown, Ohio, mother of four fought for her life in a hospital here Monday as a result of a rock thrown from a highway overpass that shattered the windshield of the family car during a trip to New York City.
Elderly woman accused of killing 89-year-old husband
An 83-year-old woman, described as "a loose cannon" by her landlord, has been arrested in this Buffalo suburb for beating her 89-year-old husband to death.
Taxi owners, government patrons try forcing Uber to go 'off-duty'
Uber gives urban passengers an enticing alternative. Rides on-demand arrive faster than taxis, are cheaper and cleaner, and get rated by customers. Rather than hail innovation, government enablers are helping the heavily regulated taxicab industry freeze out the upstart.
Amazon enters smartphone wars with Fire Phone
Amazon.com stepped into the smartphone ring Tuesday with the Fire Phone. Playing up Amazon's devotion to the individual customer and the media ecosystem it has built with its Prime subscription service, chief executive Jeff Bezos said that Amazon's growing universe of services set the phone apart.
Bet the farm: 5 'psychic' animals predict soccer victories
Need some guidance on whom to place your bets for this year's World Cup? Since Paul the Octopus achieved a prediction success rate of 85 percent in 2010, hosts of animal oracles around the world have sought attention as soccer sages. Here's a look at a few of them.
The end of 'Redskins?' Social media reacts to trademark cancellation
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks of the Washington Redskins on the basis that it is "disparaging to Native Americans.” Reaction to the decision was, predictably, divided and intense. Here is a sampling from Twitter and YouTube.
Judge's wife admits she spiked his drink with antifreeze
An Ohio grandmother has pleaded guilty to felonious assault of her husband, a prominent local judge, by lacing his glass of wine with antifreeze before he turned in for the night.
Even monarchs don't have job security anymore
Like it or not, lifetime tenure is no longer standard practice, even for royalty. Juan Carlos, 76, is the third septuagenarian monarch in the last 18 months to abdicate, after Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and King Albert II of Belgium. And that's not counting Pope Benedict XVI. With the media exposing their frailties and foibles, and with polls tracking their popularity, monarchs have become as accountable as any politician.
Hospital charges to treat chest pain jump 10 percent in a year
The charge to treat Medicare patients with chest pain at U.S. hospitals rose 10 percent to $18,568 in just a year, the biggest rise seen among the most common inpatient procedures, according to federal data.
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