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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without changes...
Families who lost loved ones following interactions with police have often done some of their grieving in public and called for peaceful protests of law enforcement activity in black communities. Here's a closer look at how some relatives reacted in notable cases involving black...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country. The former...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six metropolitan areas, one rural region and one tribal community have been designated as Promise Zones under an Obama administration program that seeks to revitalize high-poverty communities. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced the...
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours were named finalists Tuesday for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame. The list includes arcade trailblazers Pong and Space Invaders, smartphone favorites Angry Birds and Minecraft and an...
NEW YORK (AP) — A November trial date has been set for a jury to hear the corruption case brought against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni set the Nov. 2 trial date on Tuesday after Silver pleaded not guilty to the latest...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue...