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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a St. Louis woman with arranging the deaths of two 16-year-old boys who were potential witnesses in a murder case against her teenage son — a case that initially fell apart because other witnesses refused to testify. Latashia Mopkins, 38...
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts are upset the mayor of this largely white, historically working class Boston suburb is refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that has hung over City Hall for nearly a year. The Somerville Police Employees...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region. Gen. Joseph Votel tells the Aspen Security Forum that he's worried the...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Emergency crews searched Thursday for two hikers from Vermont who texted a friend the previous night to say they were lost in rugged terrain in South Dakota's Badlands National Park, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Pennington County Sheriff's Office...
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — A 21-year-old Army officer has died after falling ill during his first day at the military's grueling Ranger School in Georgia. The Army says 2nd Lt. Michael R. Parros died Wednesday at a hospital two days after he became sick during training at Fort...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say applications to drill for oil and gas on federal and Indian lands are expected to decrease 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average. The projection comes as cheap prices have curtailed domestic energy exploration,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action at a special meeting of the school's board signaled the end of an era. Ramsey, a former state budget...
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of tribal canoes were arriving at Alki Beach in Seattle as part of an annual Native American celebration. Members of the Muckleshoot Tribe greeted the boats Wednesday afternoon as part of the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually. "The tribal journey is, to me, it's...