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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...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is returning a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor announced his decision in a letter sent Thursday to The Plain...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say they will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears despite a court ruling that called into question the government's rationale for placing the animals under state management. Friday's announcement follows a...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state judge is refusing to throw out a complaint that a North Carolina-based private security firm operated illegally in North Dakota during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Judge John Grinsteiner also is declining for now to restrict...
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...
HAZELHURST, Wis. (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed in a heavily wooded area in northern Wisconsin, killing all three people on board, authorities said Friday. Search and rescue crews located the Ascension Health Spirit helicopter early Friday, according to Oneida County...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Restaurants' advice to their customers? Romaine calm. The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at least 84 people in 19 states have gotten sick,...
BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resort is proposing renaming its Massachusetts casino set to open next year from Wynn Boston Harbor to Encore Boston Harbor. New company CEO Matthew Maddox announced plans to adopt a moniker used on one of its Las Vegas casinos Friday. He spoke at a Boston...