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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided Thursday to rename it Grandstaff Canyon to get rid of an...
BOYES HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors and strangers huddle along streets under siege by wildfires. We fix our worried stares on ridges encircling us, at billowing smoke and hope we don't see the glow of flames. In the path of one of California's deadliest blazes, talk is of...
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota high school has launched an investigation after photos posted on social media show students destroying a car with "Go back to the Rez" painted on the side, ahead of a football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation...
NEW YORK (AP) — Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pledge to be friendly and helpful. But their parent organizations may find that promise hard to keep as they head into a potentially bitter competition triggered by the Boy Scouts of America's dramatic move to admit girls throughout its...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department is giving four so-called sanctuary cities a "last chance" to show they're not thwarting enforcement of U.S. immigration law before possibly losing federal grants that help pay for public safety equipment. A Thursday Justice Department...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dozens of fellow "yellow shirt" security guards were among the hundreds of people mourning a Las Vegas man who died helping people escape the deadly Las Vegas concert shooting. At the funeral Thursday morning for Erick Silva, 21, loved ones and dignitaries...
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as federal health advisers endorsed the experimental gene therapy for patients with an inherited condition that gradually destroys...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A congressional committee asked Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday to address when he learned about a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water crisis, warning that it is a crime to commit perjury or to obstruct a congressional investigation...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As his house filled with smoke from one of California's devastating wine country fires, Ryan Nelson's thoughts went to his elderly neighbors — one of whom has multiple sclerosis. He ran over and pounded on their doors and windows but wasn't able to get...