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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Immersed in an intense re-election campaign and besieged for a law about transgender people and restrooms, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory answered questions last week before Charlotte's small business community. The written questions were supposedly from...
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A man was charged with murder Tuesday in the 2013 disappearance of a gas station clerk in western Michigan, a case that had stymied investigators until a teenage girl in an unrelated incident escaped from the suspect's van this past spring. Jessica...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chairman of Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign has been sentenced to two years' probation and six months of home confinement, avoiding prison for conspiring to cover up campaign payments to a former Iowa state senator. Jesse Benton was convicted of...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has changed little since the Great Recession began, dropping to 11.1 million in 2014 from 11.2 million in 2012 and 11.3 million in 2009, according to a study released Tuesday by Pew Research Center ( http://pewrsr...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stepped up pressure on lawmakers Tuesday to consider reinstating the death penalty by promising to add the issue to a legislative agenda for a pending special session that was aimed solely at fixing the state's budget...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on testimony on the second day of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The police chief of the town at the center of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal tells a jury a bridge authority official...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Wells Fargo faced accusations of fraud and calls for his resignation Tuesday from harshly critical senators at a hearing over allegations that bank employees opened millions of accounts customers didn't know about to meet aggressive sales quotas...
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A school cafeteria worker has quit over what she considers a "lunch shaming" policy in a Pennsylvania school district. Stacy Koltiska resigned last week from Wylandville Elementary School in the Canon-McMillan School District after she had to take a hot...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky. Philadelphia recently passed a tax on sugary drinks, several other places have proposed them, and the government this year recommended we limit our intake...