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WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing...
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court is considering a marijuana-related firing case that could have big implications for the state's pot smokers. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired from...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said. Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn said 30-year-old Alton Nolen faces murder and assault charges. The attack killed 54-...
NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on aggravated harassment charges, which her lawyer said were based on "an uncorroborated claim." Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, who lives in North Bergen, New...
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed. The 68-year-old black great-grandfather was shot to death after a slow-speed...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with homicide in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in their Harrisburg home during the summer. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Monday that Jarrod...
DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because...
SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave at a concrete company early Tuesday, and a man has been jailed on suspicion of kidnapping and killing her, authorities said. Investigators found the body of real estate agent...