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HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. The measure cleared its final legislative hurdle Friday with approval from the state Senate. It now goes to Gov. David Ige (EE'-gay) for his decision. A...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling was issued by the full 5th U.S...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling was issued by the full 5th U.S...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Michael Brown shooting case. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph...
NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives. The caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating...
COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said. "The last thing we wanted to do was put these animals...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight actors...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty was evacuated as a precaution on Friday after a bomb threat, forcing hundreds of tourists to be herded off the island. A 911 caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty," the National...
BOSTON (AP) — Riders enjoyed a day of free fares on the city's public transit system Friday as a token of appreciation following a winter of disastrous breakdowns, but many noted the goodwill gesture wouldn't mean much unless service improved going forward. The Massachusetts Bay...