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Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill
By ERIC TUCKER 29 Aug 2016 22:45

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....

2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS 29 Aug 2016 22:45

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
By JENNIFER PELTZ and KEN THOMAS 29 Aug 2016 22:30

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....

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen
By LINDA A. JOHNSON and TOM MURPHY 29 Aug 2016 21:20

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....

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman
By TOM KRISHER 29 Aug 2016 20:44

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....

Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role
By MARY HUDETZ and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN 29 Aug 2016 19:54

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 spokeswoman for the child's relatives said Monday....

Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati
By DAN SEWELL 29 Aug 2016 19:38

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....

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment
By KEN THOMAS 29 Aug 2016 19:19

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....

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop
By SCOTT SMITH 29 Aug 2016 18:31

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) -- A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region....

Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports
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