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2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

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DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades he... Full Story

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  • 2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy
    2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.

  • Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal
    Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

  • Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports
    Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the moments before reports of gunshots created a panic at the Los Angeles airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro.

  • Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati
    Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An unprecedented spike of drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area seem to be leveling off, although are still at higher than normal levels, after a stunning wave last week, authorities said.

  • Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role
    Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Relatives of an Albuquerque woman whose 10-year-old daughter was drugged, raped, killed and dismembered in the mother's apartment last week are mystified over how she got involved with two convicted criminals accused with her of causing the girl's death, the family spokeswoan for the child's relatives said Monday.

  • Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen
    Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

    The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues — and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly.

  • Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill
    Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

  • Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman
    Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

    DETROIT (AP) — Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.

  • Hurricane watch issued as storm nears Hawaii's Big Island

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Madeline closes in on the island.

  • Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment
    Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.

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