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LUTZ, Fla. (AP) — It was a Florida prison inmate's escape that led investigators down a rabbit hole of sin involving a corrections officer and two strippers the sheriff says brokered deals for malt liquor, cigarettes and "conjugal visits in the woods." It all unfolded in...
Starting with the class of 2017, Arizona students will be required to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before they can graduate. The new legislation, signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey, is part of the primarily conservative Civics Education Initiative, whose goal is to...
NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — A few towns over from the chemical plant where Freedom Industries leaked a coal-cleaning mixture into the drinking water of 300,000 people last year, a new company run by former Freedom employees is being cited for similar environmental violations. State...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the likelihood is very high that nuclear negotiations with Iran would collapse if Congress moves forward with new sanctions. He says he'll veto a sanctions bill if it comes to his desk. Obama is urging members of Congress including...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it's the best way for the church to get as many resources as possible to victims of clergy sexual abuse. "We're doing the right thing," the Rev...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty of the troubled rollout of the president's health care law. A former intensive care nurse with a businesslike approach to one of the most divisive areas of public policy,...
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The mother of one of two Kentucky teenagers suspected in a multi-state crime spree is urging her son to turn himself in and "face the consequences." Tammy Martin said Friday she's crying herself to sleep worrying about the teenagers, who disappeared...
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a teenage couple from central Kentucky who are suspected in a multi-state crime spree. Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says 18-year-old Dalton Hayes disappeared Jan. 3 with a 13-year-old girl. Since then, authorities say...