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BALTIMORE (AP) — Richard Sung Kang's American dream came crashing down in a shower of broken glass. His West Baltimore liquor store and bar, the Oxford Tavern, was hit by looters during a riot over the police-involved death of neighborhood resident Freddie Gray. The business...
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old girl has been stabbed at a school in suburban Denver and a 14-year-old classmate has been detained. Authorities say the girl was stabbed Thursday at Aspen Creek K-8 school in Broomfield and then airlifted to a hospital. North...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects. It won't quite be as bad in North America, where only 1 in 20 species will be killed off because of climate change or Europe where the extinction rate...
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is hearing from mental health professionals about whether he should treat three young men accused in a rock-throwing incident that severely injured a woman as juveniles or adults. Union County Judge Michael Sholley heard from a...
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — It's the latest front in the continuing battle over organized labor's influence, but what's happening in Illinois looks nothing like the juggernaut unleashed in other Midwestern states where conservative statehouses have stripped power from unions with...
PHOENIX (AP) — Vexed by the litter caught in cactus and shrubs, one Arizona city banned plastic bags on Earth Day last year. Two others considered similar bans as part of a growing trend around the country to outlaw the single-use of plastic bags at checkout counters. Those...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Messenger spacecraft is ending its four-year tour at Mercury with a crash landing. Messenger is expected to slam into Mercury Thursday afternoon. It will be traveling more than 8,750 mph (14,081 kph) when it plunges from orbit, creating a...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's former police chief potentially violated city and state ethics rules by influencing a no-bid $1.95 million contract to purchase body cameras before going to work as a consultant for the supplier, the New Mexico state auditor reported...
BOSTON (AP) — A retired FBI agent who was once second in command in the agency's Boston office was arrested Thursday on perjury charges and accused of lying on the stand during the trial of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. Robert Fitzpatrick surrendered to U.S. marshals after...