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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a fraudulent investment scheme. Fred...
NEW YORK (AP) — Another danger lurked as fire and smoke swept through the upper floors of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise: junk. The 19th-floor apartment where the blaze started last weekend was piled with it, fire officials said, creating a minefield that's being looked at...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they're increasingly responding to a new kind of troublemaker they've started calling...
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter, while two other young men were also charged and the girl's family prepared for her funeral. Jhymiere Moore, 19, pleaded...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, local chef Jackson Ault stopped to lend a hand. Ault and the driver both ended up with a surprise Thursday when Ault popped the hood and found a brown and yellow python slithering across the...
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) — A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains. U.S...
CHICAGO (AP) — Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said. In his wide-ranging career,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll. Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans filled the city's streets Friday as word spread quickly that Ohio's prodigal son, LeBron James, is returning to the Cavaliers. The four time-...