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LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region. Equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera, the...
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state. An initial court...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown. About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters...
NOVATO, California (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon embraced the 99-year-old woman he calls his "American Mom" on a nostalgic visit to her home where as a high school student from war-ravaged South Korea he spent his first days in the United States in culture shock at...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina sheriff's department whose deputy tossed a student across a classroom after she refused to give up her cellphone has agreed with the U.S. Justice Department to do its part in ending what the federal agency calls a "school-to-prison...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 26-year-old ex-convict pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to plotting a New Year's Eve machete attack at a Rochester restaurant in the name of the Islamic State terrorist group. Emanuel Lutchman, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina sheriff's department whose deputy tossed a student across a classroom after she refused to give up her cellphone has agreed with the U.S. Justice Department to do its part in ending what the federal agency calls a "school-to-prison...
NEW YORK (AP) — Department stores trying to recapture their appeal to consumers are making plans to provide more experiences like spas and restaurants, and offer exclusive selections to transforms the store into more of a destination. With shoppers increasingly buying online or...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who tried to join the Islamic State group sought to apologize at sentencing Thursday, tearful as a federal judge ordered her to spend 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young, who once sought to disguise a...