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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — This year's weather on the Southern Plains has an odd twist: Oklahoma has yet to record its first tornado, the deepest into the year it's gone without one since 1962. Although a drought has dried up moisture needed to fuel storms, state climatologist Gary...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The Sacramento County sheriff says a man suspected of being one of California's most elusive serial killers is on suicide watch and talking to himself...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and '90s. And that helps explain why the comedian's downfall has been met with pain,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University, where Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and key fundraiser, said Friday it will rescind the honorary doctorate it awarded to the comedian in 1991 because he was convicted of sexually assaulting a former employee. The...
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Automotive engineer Steve Semian credits Barack Obama with rescuing the auto industry and with it, much of Michigan. But the 47-year-old from Macomb County, north of Detroit, says it was the state's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, who "helped...
NEW YORK (AP) — The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to three more states. Health officials on Friday said they now have reports of 98 cases in 22 states, with the addition of Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home. Prosecutors say Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal...
Saido Muhina Khamis thought she would be in the United States by now, starting a new life with her mother. Instead, the Somali woman is still in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in a remote part of Kenya, sharing a small, mud-brick home with her husband, their two small children and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Advocacy groups say Texas is poised to unfairly distribute $5-plus billion in federal funding provided for housing repairs following Hurricane Harvey — prioritizing wealthy homeowners over poorer victims in ways that could constitute racial discrimination. A...