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MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey. A jury deliberated for less than four hours before convicting Kashif Parvaiz of scheming...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty in federal court. Abdullahi Yusuf entered the plea Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because a vandal apparently sliced through a fiber-...
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add your own,"...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a car that was illegally street racing struck and killed two pedestrians and critically injured another in a residential area before its driver ran away. Capt. John McMahon says all three victims were stuck early Thursday by a gray...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers. The FCC was scheduled to meet Thursday in Washington to consider pre-...
NEW YORK (AP) — America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog last year for the 24th year after breaking poodles' decades-old record in 2013, according to American Kennel Club...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — This week's federal trial of a former Democratic powerbroker is expected to shed light on the maneuvering behind a multibillion-dollar megamall project that has languished for more than a decade at New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex. Now known as...