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DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of military veterans have come to Detroit to rebuild neglected areas of the financially distressed city. It marks the latest — and largest — effort undertaken by St. Louis, Missouri-based The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that encourages and aids...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a New York man who used a fake Facebook account to prey on two New Jersey teenagers was briefly halted after he bit the inside of his mouth and spit blood at one of them. Clifford Wares eventually was sentenced Monday to life in prison. He...
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former college student who gave birth in her sorority house was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing the newborn by throwing her in the trash. Emile Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of aggravated murder, abuse...
BOSTON (AP) — A former high-ranking member of the New England Mafia was arrested in Florida on Monday on charges he lied to federal officials about the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner. Robert DeLuca, a former capo in the Patriarca crime family, was indicted by a federal...
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry. "I paid for my education, my wife's education, my house, my kids' education; my slice of America was paid for on cod," said...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A scheduled vote in Northern California is expected to decide whether to ban rail shipments of coal over concerns it would pose a public health or safety hazard. A yes vote Monday afternoon by the Oakland City Council could scuttle the plan to build a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from owning guns. The justices rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional or knowing acts of abuse and not those...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas' strict regulation of abortion clinics (all times local): 12:55 p.m. At the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices' decision in the Texas abortion clinic case provoked a strong response from Justice...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state's congressional districts in ways that gave the GOP a powerful advantage in the swing state. The justices...