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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Wildlife officials are boosting a program to vaccinate raccoons in the wild in an effort prevent the spread of rabies in Maine and northward into Canada. About 351,000 oral rabies vaccination baits are going to be distributed over a 2,400-square-mile area...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Arkansas from enforcing four new abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure and a fetal remains law that opponents say would effectively require a partner's consent before a woman could get...
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — There has been another inmate disturbance at a troubled Kansas prison, a senior union official said, in at least the fourth incident at the facility over the last three months. Robert Choromanski, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State...
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3. The electric car company's newest vehicle was delivered to its first 30 customers — all Tesla employees — Friday evening. Its $35,000 starting price — half the cost of Tesla's previous models — and range of...
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area was dismissed Friday by a judge who also dissolved a temporary restraining order that had stopped it from being implemented. The tax originally was to take effect July 1...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to block a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout shut it down and spewed methane that forced thousands of people from their homes. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Wiley...
HONOLULU (AP) — The top legal officers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have asked Congress to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against transgender service members. Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin sent the letter dated Thursday in response to President...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent says he's taking action against as many as 10 employees following a sex harassment investigation. Similar problems have surfaced at some of the nation's other premier parks and among senior leadership in the...
DALLAS (AP) — Even as the deaths of 10 immigrants found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas have captured international attention, the deaths of five others who drowned this week while trying to get into the U.S. by swimming across the Rio Grande have largely...