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For years she thought her son had died of an overdose. The police video changed all that

For years she thought her son had died of an overdose. The police video changed all that

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — It was in the den that Karen Goodwin most strongly felt her son’s presence: On the coffee table were his ashes, inside a clock with its hands forever frozen at 12:35 a.m., the moment that a doctor had pronounced him dead.
Poland's president vetoes law on free access to morning-after pill for ages 15 and above

Poland's president vetoes law on free access to morning-after pill for ages 15 and above

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda on Friday vetoed a law that would have allowed over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill for girls and women ages 15 and above, his office said.
5 dead and over 100 hospitalized from recalled Japanese health supplements

5 dead and over 100 hospitalized from recalled Japanese health supplements

TOKYO (AP) — Five people who took a Japanese health supplement have died and more than 100 have been hospitalized as of Friday, a week after a pharmaceutical company issued a recall of the products. Osaka-based Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co.
Takeaways: AP investigation reveals Black people bear disproportionate impact of police force

Takeaways: AP investigation reveals Black people bear disproportionate impact of police force

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Black people accounted for a disproportionate number of people who died after being restrained, beaten or shocked with stun guns by police officers in the United States, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
He didn’t trust police but sought their help anyway. Two days later, he was dead

He didn’t trust police but sought their help anyway. Two days later, he was dead

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Jameek Lowery entered the dimly lit lobby of the city’s police headquarters in a panic. He was having a mental breakdown — and needed help. Barefoot and wearing only pajama pants and a sweatshirt in the pre-dawn hours of Jan.
Fluid in eye cells can 'boil' if you watch the eclipse without protection: expert

Fluid in eye cells can 'boil' if you watch the eclipse without protection: expert

Millions of people in parts of Eastern and Atlantic Canada will be able to see the rare solar eclipse happening on April 8. But they should only look up if they have proper eye protection, experts say.

Thailand steps up border control of livestock after anthrax outbreak is reported in neighboring Laos

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has ordered officials to closely monitor livestock along the border with Laos after more than 50 people were reported to have contracted anthrax in the neighboring country.
Key findings from AP's investigation into police force that isn't supposed to be lethal

Key findings from AP's investigation into police force that isn't supposed to be lethal

Every day, police in the U.S. rely on common use-of-force tactics that, unlike guns, are meant to stop people without killing them. But when misused, these tactics can still end in death.
Georgia teachers and state employees will get pay raises as state budget passes

Georgia teachers and state employees will get pay raises as state budget passes

ATLANTA (AP) — Pay raises for Georgia's public school teachers and state employees were never in doubt politically from the moment Gov.
Mississippi Senate passes trimmed Medicaid expansion and sends bill back to the House

Mississippi Senate passes trimmed Medicaid expansion and sends bill back to the House

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will try to negotiate on expanding Medicaid in one of the poorest states in the U.S. after the Senate voted Thursday for a vastly different plan than one proposed by the House.