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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to take cover but bringing no immediate reports of major damages. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, and hit at 9:51 a.m...
DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing transgender employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oil industry's leading trade group has adopted new standards for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people. As with earlier orders from the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said. The chase through three counties and over two bridges...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in police encounters, are calling for full federal investigations into their deaths. Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., and Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general. The White House said...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iran President Hassan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roo-HAH'-nee) during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly. Former U.S. diplomats John Bolton and Bill Richardson were expected to address the protesters Thursday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund died within hours of each other on Monday. Their deaths...