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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Toxic mine pollution is no longer flowing into Washington state's picturesque Lake Chelan for the first time in nearly 60 years because of a $500 million cleanup to contain contamination from the a mine, officials said this week. The payoff of the mine...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Maryland say two people have been sickened after opening a package that they received in the mail. Frederick Police Lt. Clark Pennington says the people went to a hospital for treatment and brought the package with them, and now the hospital is...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. "I can't...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Texas state agency has withdrawn its ownership claim to 10 microfilm Bibles that Apollo astronauts took into space, leading an Oklahoma judge to award them to an author who says they were bequeathed to her. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate hearing on religious hate crimes (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A police chief says a lack of solid data on hate crimes is one of the greatest barriers to fighting the problem. Will Johnson, the police chief in Arlington, Texas, told...
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A foster father accused of sexually abusing six of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted Tuesday of all charges against him. The verdict came on the seventh day of jury deliberations in a case that put a national focus on the...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder after he was recorded killing a black motorist running from a traffic stop planned to plead guilty Tuesday to violating his civil rights, according to a copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A respected moderate Republican lawmaker dealt a significant blow Tuesday to the languishing GOP health care bill, saying he opposes it even as House leaders seek support from holdouts in hopes of pushing the measure through the chamber this week. Rep. Fred...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate hearing on religious hate crimes (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Justice Department official says better data on religious hate crimes is needed to fully address the problem. Eric Treene, the department's Special Counsel for Religious...