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DENVER (AP) — Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado showed the...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A threatening letter that disparages black police officers has been found stuffed in mailboxes at a police department. State police are investigating the unsigned letter, which is on Bridgeport Police Department letterhead and begins and ends with the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video shows former Olympian Bruce Jenner rear-ended two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic in a fatal Malibu wreck that is under investigation, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says video of a fatal car crash shows Bruce Jenner's vehicle rear-ended two cars and pushed one into oncoming traffic. The official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jenner steered his Cadillac Escalade to avoid a collision...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rapper Afroman punched a female fan on stage during a concert and was charged with simple assault, police said. Afroman, who is best known for his Grammy-nominated hit "Because I Got High," was arrested Tuesday night and his show in Biloxi show was canceled...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple involved in online pornography has been arrested on charges of murder by abuse after an autopsy determined their 7-week-old son died of starvation. Douglas County sheriff's deputies said Wednesday that Stephen Michael Williams Jr., 26,...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As one of his final acts in office, Oregon's outgoing governor, John Kitzhaber, commuted the prison sentence of a young inmate convicted of attempted murder. The commutation, obtained by The Associated Press, was signed Tuesday, a day before Kitzhaber handed...
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — An explosion rocked an Exxon Mobil refinery on Wednesday morning, triggering a huge smokestack flare, raining down ash and leaving four with minor injuries, company and local officials said. Workers fled the area. The facility — a structure several...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What police first described as the road rage-inspired killing of an innocent mother of four has morphed into a more complex scenario, prompting tough questions and a backlash against her family. Tammy Meyers, 44, was shot in the head in her Las Vegas driveway...