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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city. The officer reported that he was being assaulted with a...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court has delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California hours after a state panel recommended she be paroled. The pair of decisions Thursday makes it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael...
DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to reduce testing time by about 90 minutes...
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after an oil spill spanning 9 miles of California coastline, with crews in protective suits working hard to rake, shovel and vacuum up the sticky black goo. Up to 105,000 gallons leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South. A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss. The South also has higher rates of poverty, diabetes and...
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Police have surrounded a home looking for the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on Thursday, along with her teenage son, less than a month after the man was charged for allegedly holding her captive in a wooden box for months in western Missouri...
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the...