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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fugitive New York real estate heir held in Louisiana on a weapons charge has a court date for a plea agreement that will let him return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge. Court filings show U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled Robert Durst'...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's glitter season in New Orleans. A time for feathers, paper mache, sequins, paint, bailing wire, bones, and just about any other item that can be used for decoration. Across garages, kitchen tables and warehouses, residents are feverishly sewing elaborate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this election. More than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping presidential candidates has come from unknown or masked donors. Super political action committees, or super PACs, helping White House...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa's snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state's fickle electorate. Most poll-takers took it on the chin when Donald Trump's lead in pre-election polls ended with a Ted Cruz...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana mother is suing her health care providers because they failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis, denying her a chance to have an abortion. Kerrie Evans of Gardiner is seeking nearly $14.5 million in damages from Park Clinic in...
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The beat goes on outside the Niagara Falls bistro, Wine on Third. And on and on and on and on. What sounds to be a marching band rendition of the University of Iowa fight song plays on a grating loop all evening, every evening from a vacant building...
It seemed too good to be true: An old wooden desk carved with the initials "JFK" from the private school in Connecticut where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy. That's because it was. The desk was the centerpiece of a new exhibition in November at the John F. Kennedy Presidential...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denied he was micromanaging his image last year when his lawyers issued a sweeping mandate to review all public records requests that could "reflect directly on the mayor." But the first batch of more than 50 requests forwarded...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May. Canadian...