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HOUSTON (AP) — At Tacos Tierra Caliente — a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English — $1.50 can buy such street taco staples as pollo (chicken), barbacoa (shredded beef) and lengua (tongue). But next to the handwritten chalkboard...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A high school jersey once worn by Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and stolen after his death has been returned to the Florida school. Hillsborough County Public Schools said in a news release Friday that the jersey was returned Thursday. Officials said a family...
Marshall Metz had served five years of a life sentence for murdering his wife when his stepson Jimmy Trout got a startling message from Maryland's automated victim-notification service: "This e-mail is to inform you that Marshall Metz has been released from custody." In fact,...
DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C — not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves — takes...
NEW YORK (AP) — Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury. Already, a federal judge has blasted the legal case at the heart of the debate as...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For one sparkling minute each night, skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside a children's hospital. A gesture that began with a single light six years ago has become a nightly...
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was in a rush to catch the train. When she dropped off her toddler daughter at daycare on Thursday morning, she barely had a moment to chat. "She was dropping off the daughter, I was closing up the stroller," daycare director Karlos...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax. Matthew Muller pleaded guilty Thursday in...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired from her handgun...