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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Good or bad, Cleveland — all but certain to host the Republican Party's presidential nominating convention in 2016 — is hard to ignore. It's a city with a rich history and bragging rights to things both quirky and considerable. Here are five things to know about...
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in central New York said four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms that rolled through the region. A spokesman for the Madison County emergency management office said the deaths were...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman's motive for killing six of her newborns was that she was addicted to drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility. Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts told The Associated Press on Tuesday that 39-year-old Megan...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 1,000 dockworkers briefly walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting the movement of international cargo before a mediator ordered them back. The action came as the union representing dockworkers at 29...
As employees worked frantically to prepare the shelves and assess their inventory at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Washington, 22-year-old Zoe Wainwright was among the dozens in line early Tuesday waiting for legal marijuana sales to begin. The Bellingham man said he's an...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A government investigation has found that four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed college student while he was held in a San Diego cell for five days without food or water. The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general's...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost tells the Missoulian ( http://bit.ly/1nc298o ) that the last of...
After the TSA announced controversial new plans to confiscate 'dead' electrical devices from passengers intending to travel to the United States, British Airways has taken things one stage further, declaring that it will actively bar passengers from flying if they cannot power...