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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The bulk of the settlement, $900,000, will go to a former UConn hockey player who joined...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska. The announcement came as the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observes alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize...
MIAMI (AP) — A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state appeal quickly silenced their wedding bells. Circuit...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books. In a letter dated Thursday, Valerie Macon said she's resigning because she didn't want the negative attention her appointment...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday. In recent months, the Border Patrol's facilities in South Texas have been overwhelmed by a surge in the...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days. Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Kevin Oaks said Thursday that his facilities had been...