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WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut artist's dream to honor American workers with a 5-stories-high mural that ties in contributions from thousands of children across the country is moving closer to reality. Ellen Griesedieck and her American Mural Project were awarded a $1...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The new version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion is being criticized for suggesting that terminating pregnancies can lead to heightened risks for breast cancer and depression. State law has mandated since 2003 that doctors...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, according to search warrants released Thursday. The room also had a carpet-lined freezer with blood inside...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable. "The NBA recognizes that it...
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...