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SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat. All have struggled. For some, it's been alcohol or pills. For others...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state's experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts. A...
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Arizona's 2005 immigrant smuggling law on the grounds that it's trumped by federal statutes. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton marked the latest in a string of restrictions placed by the courts on Arizona's...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in US sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic...
LONE PINE, Ore. (AP) — Bernadette Grace's trailer is hidden behind a larger trailer charred and strewn with trash. It's far enough from the communal restroom and shower without doors, where drunks linger after dark. But close enough to the icy waters that sustain her. Home is a...
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat. All have struggled. For some, it's been alcohol or pills. For others...
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she's led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades. She's also the mother of two gay sons and one of the faces in a new advertising campaign aimed at softening religious...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two remaining Americans who had been held in North Korea have been released and are on their way home, U.S. officials said Saturday. A spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Clapper was accompanying Americans Kenneth Bae and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican...