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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall...
RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) — Two months after a freak storm flooded homes and killed 23 people in West Virginia, residents in impoverished Rainelle curl up in tents and campers at night while their homes are gutted during the day. Spray-painted X's on the front doors of damaged homes...
NORCO, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California city of Norco markets itself as "Horsetown USA," and it's not unusual for cowboy hat-wearing residents to head out for lunch or run errands on horseback in its Old West-styled downtown. Local leaders celebrate that rural, equestrian...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Wednesday threw out the double-murder conviction of a man who has spent 21 years in prison and said he was prepared to order his immediate and unrestricted release from prison. Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson said DNA evidence...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said...
HONOLULU (AP) — The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday. Africa's savanna elephant...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — School administrators this year are being pushed to get better at recognizing homeless students — those "hidden" in other people's homes or whose families are staying in places like campgrounds, motels and cars — and to keep them in school even if they're...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the bill comes after a meal, there's no crunching numbers for the tip — just pay and go. A small but growing number of restaurants are doing away with the tipping model that's long been the norm in the United States. It's an effort to even disparate...
ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a Florida man who died after Georgia sheriff's deputies repeatedly used their stun guns on him is asking for a federal investigation into his death. Attorney Chris Stewart, who represents the family of Chase Sherman, said he sent the request Tuesday...