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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people faces big hurdles in Texas as Republican supporters stood with church leaders and others Monday to ratchet up political pressure ahead of a first vote this week. Although the Texas bill is...
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say the first-ever assessment of Hawaii's reef fish shows that 11 of 27 species are experiencing some level of overfishing. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center announced in...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former head of one of the nation's most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after admitting he pressured United Airlines to reinstate a flight route to give him...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials from Mexico and Texas are urging the state's lawmakers to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against Donald Trump's administration, which has been wary of it. Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos and Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Mexico...
Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting. Coverage she purchased through a public insurance exchange established by the federal health care law paid $65,000 toward surgery...
BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — The family of 97-year-old twin sisters who died in freezing temperatures after falling outside one of their homes says the two lived with charm, grace, kindness and style. Police say Jean Young Haley and Martha Young Williams died after they fell outside...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen's case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys...
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. State prison officials say the 73-year-old was initially assigned to the State Correctional...
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — At least a half-dozen times over two decades, authorities investigated reports that members of a secretive evangelical church were being beaten. And every time, according to former congregants, the orders came down from church leaders: They must lie to...