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In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, photo, Colerain Township Police Det. Dave Hubbard, left, and Nan Franks, CEO of Greater Cincinnati Addiction Services Council, center, meet with a heroin user, who requested to remain anonymous, five days after she nearly died from a heroin overdose in Colerain Township in Hamilton, Ohio. “I could be dead,” the woman, in her 50s, said as Judy Garland’s voice warbled poignantly in the living room: “Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Heroin epidemic changes role of police in harder-hit areas

Sunday, February 7, 2016

CINCINNATI — Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier. Some flashes of images of being inside an ambulance. Waking up in a hospital bed. No recognition, though, of the solidly built, 6-foot-4 blue-uniformed police officer now leaning against a wall in her kitchen, having returned not … 0

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. North … 0

Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

Sunday, February 7, 2016

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile … 0

Turnout name of the game in Iowa

Sunday, January 31, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — In a final frenzy to inspire supporters to turn out for Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the presidential contenders scrambled to close the deal with the first voters to have a say in the 2016 race … 0

Zika virus separates sick from healthy, and poor from rich

Sunday, January 31, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories. Regina de Lima and Tainara Lourenco became pregnant at a scary moment — the dawn of an extraordinary Zika outbreak, as authorities … 0

Witness to migrant disaster that killed 37 describes screams

Sunday, January 31, 2016

AYVACIK, Turkey — A witness to the drowning of 37 people including babies and other young children off Turkey’s coast described the horror and screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks, saying … 0

Nigerian Boko Haram extremists burn homes with villagers still inside

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Boko Haram, the extremist militia allied with the Islamic State, killed dozens of people, including children, in a weekend attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, a sign the group may be reasserting itself after a series of retreats. Boko Haram extremists attacked the … 0

Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. The rule change in the … 0

After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of … 0

Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal case

Sunday, January 31, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby says his attraction to the accuser in his pending sex-assault case began the day they met at Temple University. Cosby describes their relationship as romantic. But her lawyers say he was only a mentor … 0

Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2M in gold

Friday, January 29, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans. Forrest Fenn has been … 0

Equal pay focus of gov’t data collection

Friday, January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it would require businesses with at least 100 employees to submit detailed pay data by gender, race and ethnicity in an effort to find firms that are “unlawfully shortchanging workers.” A main focus of the new rules, which would take effect … 0

Iran flies unarmed military drone over US aircraft carrier

Friday, January 29, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter Friday, the latest in a series of edgy naval incidents between the two countries in the Persian Gulf after … 0