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Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

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CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of c... Full Story

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  • Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults
    Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

  • In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
    In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.

  • Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was pre-meditated
    Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was pre-meditated

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a vicious, pre-meditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or eligious beliefs.

  • Recordings capture chaos of Florida face-biting slayings

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff's deputies confronted chaos as they tried to subdue an attacker biting a victim's face after stabbing and beating a couple to death in a random assault outside their home, recordings of radio transmissions released Tuesday show.

  • Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor
    Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage o racial insults and personal confrontations.

  • Complaint: Man attacked people with ax, shot them with gun
    Complaint: Man attacked people with ax, shot them with gun

    CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man used a gun and an ax to kill five adults as they slept in an Alabama home, police allege in criminal complaints filed Tuesday.

  • Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
    Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the Nationa Safety Council.

  • Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has skirted rules governing how it does surveillance by letting investigations continue past court-mandated deadlines and not spelling out how it uses undercover officers and informants, the city's independent police monitor said in a report released Tesday.

  • Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator
    Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

    CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-old-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said.

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