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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs. The department is facing 13 vacancies. It's down to a staff of 36 compared to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A driverless van hit two pedestrians, killing one of them, before crashing into a food cart in New York City. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Queens. Police say the driver of the van thought he had put it in park. They say he had just gotten out of the vehicle...
SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — It took an hour and a $330 paper check to buy the printed blue ticket for my one-way charter flight from Havana to Miami, the last I will ever take. Check-in meant nearly two hours in a line that almost spilled out the terminal doors. I barely made it...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather systems threatening Hawaii and the Southeast (all times Hawaii local): 5:15 p.m. Forecasters have issued a hurricane warning for portions of northwestern Florida. The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday night set the warning...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they believe that suspicious white powder found at Trump Tower in Manhattan is harmless. Officers were called to the mailroom in the basement of the building near Central Park just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. The building was not evacuated and there were...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City might never tell the public if the police officer at the center of the Eric Garner chokehold death case is disciplined, the mayor and police commissioner indicated this week after reaching a new interpretation of a 40-year-old state civil rights law...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — All those on board two small planes died in a midair collision Wednesday in western Alaska, state troopers said. Troopers did not say how many people were in the two aircraft, but the Alaska National Guard said earlier that there were a total of five on...
NEW YORK (AP) — New research shows more U.S. adults are using marijuana, using it more often and far fewer think it's risky. That's understandable, experts say, as dozens of states now allow medical marijuana and four states have recently legalized pot for recreational use. More...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall...