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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — About 400,000 people in and around Ohio's fourth-largest city are being warned not to drink or use its water after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly related to algae on Lake Erie. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday, setting off a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents' world...
Two Americans who had been working to treat Ebola patients in Africa have been stricken by the disease. Officials say they will be taken to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital in a tightly sealed isolation unit. The first is expected to arrive Saturday, and the other a few days...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges. "They killed somebody," neighbor Charlene Thomas said after the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forty people were injured and more than half of them hospitalized in two separate San Francisco transit collisions just minutes apart — a bus and a dump truck crashed then a light-rail train and a tractor-trailer collided across town. The San Francisco...
NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife — that much is certain. But six years later, the circumstances of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges. "They killed somebody," neighbor Charlene Thomas said after the...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans detained in North Korea and charged with "anti-state" crimes is a California man raised in the Central Valley oil town of Bakersfield by parents who were petroleum engineers. Matthew Todd Miller, 24, told the Associated Press...
DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions. This weekend's Denver County Fair includes a 21-and-over "Pot Pavilion" where winning entries for plants, bongs, edible treats and clothes...