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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a bloody day in Philadelphia: five people shot or stabbed dead. One of the shooting victims was Trina Singleton's 24-year-old son, Darryl. In this city of 1.6 million people that tallied 269 homicides last year, Darryl's death on Sept. 13, 2016, earned...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City's Secret Santa is at it again, this time focusing his annual good cheer on Kansas' capital city. A reporter for the Kansas City Star tagged along recently as Secret Santa followed his long tradition of handing out $100 bills to strangers in Topeka...
NEW YORK (AP) — Multi-use cookers, toy monkeys, and lots of velvet. Here's a look at what experts say were some of the most popular items this holiday season: TOYS: Fingerlings, the $15 colorful monkeys that wrap around a finger, have been hard to find sometimes. Other hot items...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her baby boy is born in March, Kim Lyons will have an added worry. The child needs surgery to remove extra fingers and toes. But she'll also have an extra safety net. Under New York's new paid family leave law, billed as the nation's most generous, she...
ATLANTA (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate outside Philadelphia calls the Republican tax overhaul a "cynical bill" that will redistribute wealth upward. One of her counterparts in California dismisses estimates of tax savings for most U.S. households and says the...
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy i U.S. District Judge James Robart heard arguments Thursday in lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union and...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a...
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ask someone like Sam Banks about the tax plan President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, and you hear something other than the effusive joy Republicans in Congress put on display this week. The $1.5 trillion plan cuts taxes broadly while...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There's "no doubt" a gunman who fired at police in several locations in the state capital, wounding one of them before they shot and killed him, was targeting police officers, a prosecutor said. Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty fired at a Harrisburg police officer...