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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Racial unrest has gripped the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson since Saturday, when 18-year-old Michael Brown — black and unarmed — was shot to death by a white police officer in the city where two-thirds of the 21,000 residents are black and all but three officers...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City workers wearing gloves — and a few in face masks — threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and called it a public health hazard. By the end of...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets. The ugly clashes between police and protesters in this St. Louis suburb fueled...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii judge upheld the timing of a makeup primary election Thursday for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said residents should have more time to recover from a tropical storm that damaged...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets. The ugly clashes between police and protesters in this St. Louis suburb fueled...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Searchers scoured a patch of far northern New York on Thursday for two Amish girls who were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand, a hunt hampered by the lack of photos of the girls for authorities to circulate among a frightened...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii judge on Thursday upheld the timing of a makeup primary election for more than 8,000 voters on the Big Island despite a last-minute challenge from a Senate candidate who said they should have more time to recover from a tropical storm. Circuit Court...
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger filed an appeal Thursday of the federal convictions that sent him to prison for life last year, arguing that he was not given a chance to fully present his defense as he stood trial for 11 killings and other...
NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has served the likes of neighborhood workers — and, legend has it, even Marilyn Monroe — pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to support their efforts to avoid eviction by a real...