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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After 15 hours of mostly private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the ailing Detroit Public Schools early Thursday. House lawmakers started session Wednesday and emerged from a series of private caucus meetings to...
NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. By and large, U.S. bank customers have signed away their right to sue their bank in court, often without being aware of it. Buried in the fine print of credit card...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died Wednesday from complications of...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison. The hearing comes in response to a U.S...
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain. Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who operates an outpatient medical center in...
CHICAGO (AP) — Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine. Prince's representatives contacted Dr. Howard...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November. Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on Wednesday means, beginning June 9, it...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district — a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth...
NEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for...