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Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:47:59 GMT2017-02-27T15:47:59Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Attorneys for people suing air bag maker Takata and five automakers say the car companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years because they were inexpensive....

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:07:40 GMT2017-02-27T13:07:40Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense....

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:26:38 GMT2017-02-27T06:26:38Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:09:15 GMT2017-02-27T06:09:15Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds - a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment....

Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:13:29 GMT2017-02-27T06:13:29Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include:...

Cosby is in court to ask judge for outside jury for trial

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:10:28 GMT2017-02-27T15:10:28Z

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby is back in a Pennsylvania courtroom as his legal team asks a judge to bring in outside jurors for his criminal sex assault trial....

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:39:54 GMT2017-02-27T08:39:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press....

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:47:06 GMT2017-02-27T15:47:06Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them....

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:02:16 GMT2017-02-26T18:02:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

Sessions tough talk, policies could increase prison totals

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:26:52 GMT2017-02-27T08:26:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend....