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Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment... Full Story

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  • Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
    Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment to arrange a meeting, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday.

  • Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
    Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.

  • After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law
    After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

  • Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death
    Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death

    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — A stranger who lured 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into his van with promises of watching a movie instead walked her into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation, a place known for its breathtaking views and a monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.

  • Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

    ATLANTA (AP) — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.

  • Slain Navy SEAL known for family but made name as track star
    Slain Navy SEAL known for family but made name as track star

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  • Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company
    Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

    KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said.

  • Police probe beating of black University of Iowa student

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A black University of Iowa freshman told police that he was severely beaten by three white men who called him racial slurs, investigators said Wednesday.

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    Air bag recall doubles in size, taxes overloaded industry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.

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