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PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix is considering closing its popular hiking and biking trails when temperatures get dangerously high in an effort to prevent heat deaths and injuries. The Parks and Recreation board will consider a proposal by staff on Thursday to close down the...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrats in some of the reddest pockets of the interior West have nominated transgender women for Congress, sending a message of inclusivity in races many consider unwinnable for the party. Misty Snow was nominated Tuesday in Utah to challenge GOP U.S. Sen...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials have found lead in the drinking water of a House office building, and a Florida lawmaker is demanding answers. The office of the Architect of the Capitol informed lawmakers Tuesday that lead levels in the drinking water of the historic...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest court ruling affirming U.S. abortion rights in a generation scolded Texas lawmakers for a lack of facts and vindicated Republicans' wonky pest: A team of university researchers so prolific in their scrutiny of Texas women's health laws that a...
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy's father had drugs in his system when two deputy city marshals opened fire on the man's car, killing his son and critically wounding him, an attorney for one of the deputies said Wednesday. The father's credibility and state of mind at the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser. Hundreds of inner-city youths — the people most exposed to Baltimore's pernicious gun violence —...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Barack Obama says he'll keep working for a trans-Pacific trade deal...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $38.6 billion budget bill Wednesday that will more than triple state spending on the water emergency in Flint. Expenditures on the lead-tainted water crisis will total at least $240 million. That is about $165 million more...
NEW YORK (AP) — An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The one-acre Liberty Park, a $50 million...