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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis" has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class — an agenda more likely to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you have to look up — way up, to the visitors' gallery circling the room above President Barack Obama's head. Lawmakers, no longer content to be a formal — and sometimes hostile — backdrop to the...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge. Hyphernkemberly...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and testify against at least two other people in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley, who...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's first municipal election since a fatal police shooting sparked months of protests and exposed the city's deep racial divide drew relatively little interest from prospective candidates as Tuesday's filing deadline passed. Three of the St. Louis...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming a promotional video for his website. Burbank police Officer Joshua Kendrick says video from a camera atop the Metrolink commuter...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge. Hyphernkemberly...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement. The birds began turning up on a beach Friday. Necropsies and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and to testify against at least two other people accused in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley, who had...