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NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with too much trash in one of the world's biggest — and arguably dirtiest — subway systems, New York transit officials tried an unusual social experiment. They removed garbage bins from 39 out of the more than 400 stations, figuring that would deter people...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top Mormon leader reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive. Henry Eyring told a worldwide audience during a twice-yearly Mormon conference that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke a number of racial barriers in his own right and was the second African-American to lead a Cabinet-level department, has died...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — It's April Fools' Day but it's no joke: People across northern New England woke up to a foot of heavy wet snow on parts of the region Saturday and expected more throughout the day. The storm caused power outages and numerous highway accidents. About 11,600...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Belinda Crookshanks' son and daughter-in-law died of drug overdoses on the same day in April 2015 at age 35, her grief was compounded by a stark financial fact: Despite the family's limited resources, the state's indigent burial fund wasn't going to...
GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) — A painting with problematic pigment. A Chanel suit dressed up with acetate trim instead of silk. A Stradivarius violin that, well, just doesn't sound right. They're all part of a new exhibit at Delaware's Winterthur Museum that offers would-be sleuths a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crowded campaign for an open congressional seat in a strongly Democratic district in Southern California could provide a hint about the direction of the party in the age of Donald Trump. The race among nearly two dozen candidates for the vacant House seat...
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — This hardscrabble Wyoming city of about 30,000 people proclaims itself the "Energy Capital of the Nation" on the mayor's blue blazer and even the parking ticket payment boxes. Nearby are some of the world's largest open-pit mines, where dump trucks the size...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Salvador Rendon was being arraigned last year on charges he had engaged for years in sexual intercourse with dogs, animal-rights activists descended on Warren, Ohio, to make their case: The state needed an anti-bestiality law. The group had endured years...