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REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is accused of shouting racial slurs and swinging a hammer at a group of black and Latino young men and teenagers at a beach, hitting one of them. State police say they arrested 24-year-old Gianpaolo Cerretani on Sunday at Revere Beach,...
NEW YORK (AP) — On Sunday mornings, some New Yorkers count down the minutes till noon, when they can legally order an alcoholic drink to cap their brunch. This blue law — a remnant of the Prohibition era — may soon be history. State legislators voted last week in favor of the so...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said. The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar...
DALLASTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A pastor is decrying an angry phone message and social media posting from a school board member who's also a Republican convention delegate about a church sign that reads: "Wishing a blessed Ramadan to our Muslim neighbors." The Rev. Christopher Rodkey...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on gay pride events across the country (all times local): 11 a.m. People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including people on parade in Denver on Sunday carrying...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom between classes. The Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, teen went to...
HONOLULU (AP) — More than 2,000 international reef scientists, policymakers and stakeholders are gathering in Hawaii this week to discuss the latest coral science and what can be done to stop widespread death of the world's reefs. The International Coral Reef Symposium convenes...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. They were irate that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was refusing to ban "Help...
NEW YORK (AP) — Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement over guns. Democrats war with Republicans; small towns are pitted against cities. Women and men are at odds, as are blacks and whites and old and...