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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...
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that struck the former orchard worker but none that hit him in the back, a task force spokesman said Wednesday. The regional law...
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets — a multiple birth that's rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores celebrated the one-month birthdays Wednesday for...
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jose Alejandro...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People across northern Arizona were without Internet and cellphone access Wednesday afternoon because of an outage involving service provider CenturyLink. The problem was first reported around noon and was affecting people in an area from just north of...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chanting, marching and hurling profanities at GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker. The tone of the rallies has been bitter and...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers. The four are charged in connection with the distribution of a bad batch of the party drug known...