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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive. The Whale Alert app provides a...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the struggling resort town from running out of money. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Thursday on a package of bills to help the city. Republican...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis has found that nearly every state made prison-related reforms in 2014 and 2015. The Vera Institute of Justice report released Thursday finds that in those two years, 46 states enacted 201 bills, executive orders and ballot initiatives. The fixes...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Michelle Obama plans to address 105 Native American high school graduates Thursday during a commencement speech that comes as she tries to spotlight the plight of tribal youth in the final months of her husband's presidency. The first lady's commencement...
An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February. The...
The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S...
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police: 1 dead, 3 others wounded in shooting inside New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate by just three votes, and the House followed by OK'ing...