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Enbridge Energy Partners will pay a $61 million penalty for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture in southwestern Michigan that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River, federal officials said Wednesday. The settlement between U.S...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says shots being fired at someone else missed two nearby police officers in Brooklyn. The Sergeants Benevolent Association initially said four males drove past the officers Tuesday night and fired before fleeing...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World say they don't plan to sue the theme park resort over the death. Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, said in a statement Wednesday they want to focus on their family's future health...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government is seeking the forfeiture of more than $1 billion in assets that federal officials say were misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. The Justice Department filed civil complaints on Wednesday and Attorney General...
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The owner of Ocean Aerial Ads in Maryland will pull political banners supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after a series of complaints. News outlets report that the ads, which flew on banner planes for only one day, read "Stop Mad Cow...
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A drug dealer who finally admitted his role in the 2001 slaying of a fellow dealer is now facing a prison sentence of 29 to 41 years. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday in Virginia for Justin Wolfe, who was just 20 years old when he was first charged with the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — State prison officials in Maryland want to impose the nation's first total ban on letters to inmates at state facilities, requiring that any unofficial mail be sent as postcards instead. Their goal is to stop Suboxone, an addictive drug sold in thin strips that...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost...
CAMP NELSON, Calif. (AP) — At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease...