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CHICAGO (AP) — A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed. Rahm Emanuel spent nearly $200 million over two years to flood...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says three of the four people critically injured in the East Village fire and explosion have been released from the hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Monday that the remaining patient was in Bellevue Hospital and "...
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody. Fairfax County police said in their verified Twitter account that they were...
TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll. That's the plan for economic development in this otherwise sleepy town of Trimble, tucked away among the corn and soybean fields of northwestern Tennessee. The only thing standing in the way, say distillers Michael Ballard...
DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been...
CHICAGO (AP) — A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed. Rahm Emanuel spent nearly $200 million over two years to flood...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking. The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities suspect another round...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The devices, which grasp cellphones to allow people to take pictures of themselves farther away from...
HONOLULU (AP) — A new investigation finds that a supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu manipulated data to make it appear that agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster. That's according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General...