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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement. The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and...
DENVER (AP) — Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can't use it in public. Or in a rental car. Or in most hotel rooms. The result is something marijuana advocates and opponents feared — people toking up on sidewalks, in city...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Quran, revered by Muslims, is the centerpiece of a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States as the Smithsonian displays exquisitely decorated manuscripts from one of the top Quran collections. The Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery announced...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of approving routine commercial use of small drones, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology. The Federal Aviation Administration is...
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — William Reynolds breezed past the finish line first in his 100-meter race at West Point, down the hill from where he once marched as a cadet and a dozen years since the attack in Iraq that cost him part of his left leg. Reynolds, 35, is a competitor in...
BOSTON (AP) — Time could be running out for Massachusetts prosecutors seeking to put a teenager on trial for encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes. Michelle...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Rikers Island jail has entrenched problems dealing with sexual abuse, including emergency hotlines that don't work, confidential complaints read by fellow inmates and investigations that don't interview alleged attackers, according to an internal...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling. For many longtime owners,...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation suit against a Maine activist who publicized sexual abuse accusations against a Haiti orphanage founder. The latest twist in the complicated case comes nearly a year after a federal jury concluded that Paul...