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BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department. Matias Ferreira just completed 29 weeks of training at the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military spokesman says the Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters airlifted into combat in northern Syria earlier this week have encountered only light resistance, suggesting that the operation caught Islamic State militants by surprise. Col. Joseph Scrocca,...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living these days. Rachel Dolezal said she has been unable to find steady work in the nearly two years since she...
NEW YORK (AP) — A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday. The investigator, who was not publicly identified, worked for the Civilian...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Arizona authorities say 24-year-old Amber VanHecke was well-equipped and did everything right after...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Arizona authorities say 24-year-old Amber VanHecke was well-equipped and did everything right after...
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. Protesters...
BANKS, Ore. (AP) — This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area. It's one of many changes in the works this spring across...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police said they found four people dead in a Sacramento home early Thursday, and the mayor's office said at least two are children. A suspect likely known to the victims was being held in San Francisco, said Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Bryce...