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PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably...
WASHINGTON (AP) — People in the nation's capital no longer have to show a good reason to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside their homes and businesses. The District of Columbia's police chief said Tuesday that she's dropping this requirement, a centerpiece of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman accused of marrying 10 times in an immigration scam has reported to a Bronx court a day late after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Liana Barrientos pleaded not guilty in April to lying on forms. She was scheduled for a court appearance Monday, but...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges. In a 51-...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If a state trooper doesn't tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? North Carolina's highest court was mulling this question on Tuesday. Thomas Wetherington, who is challenging his dismissal, initially...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January. The department made the proposal in a federal court filing Monday night, in a Freedom of Information Act...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. Scientists say bees — crucial to...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court is being asked to decide if a state trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? Trooper Thomas Wetherington initially told his supervisor the hat...