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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Army Capt. Matthew Ball relied heavily on his Afghan interpreter during a yearlong mission in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous areas, entrusting him daily with his life. The interpreter received death threats from the Taliban for helping American troops, and...
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — A year after Ammon Bundy and his followers took over a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon's Harney County, a quieter, less visible struggle over public lands is occurring in neighboring Grant County. This fall, a judge dissolved a Grant County...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration is expected to push through long-delayed safety measures for the nation's sprawling network of oil pipelines in its final days, despite resistance from industry and concern that incoming president Donald Trump may...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville mall is banning a woman caught on video screaming racist and vulgar insults at another holiday shopper. The video of the unidentified woman shouting "go back to wherever the (expletive) you come from, lady" in a check-out line at the Jefferson...
NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday shopping procrastinators can breathe easy. Yes, most online shipping deadlines have passed. But many retailers are offering other ways to get gifts at the last minute, whether it's staying open through the wee hours of the night like Toys R Us, or...
GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff's deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store. The Palm Beach Post ( http://pbpo.st/2h1NJro ) reports Donell Barron and Rikki Hart — both 34 —...
ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a Destin, Florida, man who died after Georgia sheriff's deputies repeatedly used stun guns on him have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. Kevin and Mary Ann Sherman's suit says Coweta County sheriff's deputies Joshua Sepanski and Samuel Smith, as...
The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike in the U.S. during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network. In all, 32 people were...
BOSTON (AP) — The mayor and others are pressing for recognition for a police officer who died a year after being wounded in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, because the new Mark Wahlberg film about the attack doesn't mention him. Officer Dennis "D.J."...