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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — With climate change still a political minefield, leaders in some U.S. communities are avoiding the subject even as they prepare for potentially severe consequences such as flooding and heat waves. City planners and other local officials are shoring up...
CHICAGO (AP) — Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department Chief Michael Fox told reporters at the scene that the first firefighters to arrive found "heavy fire blowing" from the building's windows. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has begun planning the conservation and...
An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks. Some of the least racially or ethnically balanced police...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event...
ATLANTA (AP) — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Raeanna Johnson and the rest of her family didn't know her 18-year-old brother Tyler was addicted to methamphetamine until after he committed suicide and his toxicology report came back. "We had no idea," said Johnson, 24, who's representing Wisconsin...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Governator is back. Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to the state capital on Monday for two high-profile public events to discuss California's fight against climate change and unveil his official portrait at the Capitol. Both events are expected...
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old boy Sunday in Northern California and began dragging him away before his father and another man fought the animal off, authorities said. The boy suffered bite wounds and scratches his head and neck following the...