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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In many regards, Missouri Republicans have seldom been more powerful than they currently are, well positioned to carry out their part in the conservative movement sweeping the Midwest and South. They hold commanding majorities in the Legislature and...
PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably...
WASHINGTON (AP) — People in the nation's capital no longer have to show a good reason to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside their homes and businesses. The District of Columbia's police chief said Tuesday that she's dropping this requirement, a centerpiece of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman accused of marrying 10 times in an immigration scam has reported to a Bronx court a day late after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Liana Barrientos pleaded not guilty in April to lying on forms. She was scheduled for a court appearance Monday, but...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges. In a 51-...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If a state trooper doesn't tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? North Carolina's highest court was mulling this question on Tuesday. Thomas Wetherington, who is challenging his dismissal, initially...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January. The department made the proposal in a federal court filing Monday night, in a Freedom of Information Act...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. Scientists say bees — crucial to...