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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past. Three years later, with his city awash in foul water and rotting corpses, he became something of a national cult hero, raging against the slow,...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday. The state opted to appeal the decision to the U...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators who spent weeks examining photos and tips from the public have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California this spring, officials said...
More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, and car interiors can reach well over 110 degrees even when...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry. State Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement Wednesday it will file an appeal to the high court...
SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups is suing the federal government over the fact that few minors have legal representation during deportation proceedings. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Seattle on behalf of eight plaintiffs, all...
DETROIT (AP) — A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews. John Kalymon of Troy died at his suburban Detroit home on June 29. He had pneumonia,...
DETROIT (AP) — A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93. John Kalymon died at his suburban Detroit home on June 29. His son, Alex Kalymon, says he had pneumonia, prostate cancer and dementia...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen...