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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings. The graffiti reflects...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — All nine people aboard a sightseeing plane died in a crash Thursday in southeast Alaska, authorities said, but stormy weather prevented the immediate recovery of the bodies. "We have nine fatalities," said Clint Johnson, head of the National...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in southeastern Tennessee say six people have been killed in a nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75. Chattanooga Police Department spokesman Kyle Miller says the accident happened around 7:10 p.m. Thursday on I-75 northbound near the suburb of...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A sightseeing float plane carrying eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot crashed against the granite rock face of a southeast Alaska cliff Thursday, and rescuers were trying to reach the site 800 feet above a lake to determine if there were survivors...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is holding its first public forum since the agency began an investigation into whether the Baltimore Police Department has habitually violated the civil rights of Baltimore's citizens. The Justice Department held the forum Thursday at...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock. The disclosure came a month after her wedding with Medal of Honor winner Dakota...
Wildfires are charging through several dry Western states, including a blaze in California that showed new life after burning for a week and forced some communities to flee their homes. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them: ___ SOUTHERN...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is announcing a new phase in efforts to combat human trafficking. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says federal officials are looking for cities to participate in the next phase of a program aimed at streamlining trafficking investigations...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baseball history will be made on a field of wistful dreams in Northern California's wine country Thursday with the appearance of the sport's first openly gay active professional. Pitcher Sean Conroy, 23, is scheduled to take the mound in his first start for...