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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized. The marker remembers black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped before being lynched in 1955. The slaying motivated civil rights activists when Till's mother had an open-casket funeral...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say they're set to issue the crucial first rulings on Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to re-engineer California's water system with the $16 billion construction of giant water tunnels from the Sacramento River. The...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food...
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit-area Iraqi nationals who fear they could be tortured or killed if they're kicked out of the U.S. asked a judge on Monday to extend his freeze on their deportations to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the country. U.S. District Judge...
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. government lawyer has urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership of a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard told New York federal court jurors Monday in closing...
SEATTLE (AP) — A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week. The Seattle Times reports a University of Washington team found the law boosted pay in low-wage jobs since 2014 but that it also caused a 9...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is getting closer to fulfilling his bold promise to repeal the nation's health care law. But Trump's pledges of affordable care for all and curbs on drug costs are not reflected in the GOP legislation advancing in Congress. Since his...
BOSTON (AP) — Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over. Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, she was promised by the U.S. Education Department under President Barack Obama that her federal loans would be forgiven by now. But...
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a verdict has been reached in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl known as Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. The verdict is expected to be announced in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. Michael McCarthy...