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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pork industry experts say U.S. consumers shouldn't worry about a bacon shortage. The reassurance comes amid news that demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low for December. Pork bellies are the cut of the hog from...
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of angry liberals packed the icy sidewalk outside Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer's Brooklyn apartment. They mocked him with signs like "Grow a spine, Chuck!" and "Chuck's a chicken." And they chanted, "Filibuster everything!" Such is the bind Schumer...
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple who told police their faith forbids any kind of medical treatment were charged Wednesday in the pneumonia death of their 2-year-old daughter, becoming the latest members of their sect to be prosecuted for failing to take a dying child to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department assured a federal judge Wednesday that a proposed agreement to reform the Baltimore Police Department will withstand the change in presidents. Civil Rights Division lawyer Timothy Mygatt said the agreement with the city was negotiated...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lieutenant colonel in Kansas' Civil Air Patrol has resigned his command after posting on Facebook that a state lawmaker should "swing from a tree" for introducing a bill that would undo a law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses starting in July...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup needing to intervene, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With a gay pride parade that organizers tout as the largest in Arkansas and a reputation as a liberal haven in a conservative state, college-town Fayetteville took what seemed like a logical step in guaranteeing civil rights to its LGBT community. Voters...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month as part of New York state's casino growth spurt are bringing not only more chances to gamble, but also millions of dollars more to help problem gamblers. The openings of the del Lago Resort...
WASHINGTON (AP) — At some point in the coming months, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to resume raising interest rates. Just not quite yet. On Wednesday, the Fed will likely end its latest policy meeting with an announcement that it's keeping its benchmark rate unchanged...