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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district — a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth...
NEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. The new law, which will take effect June 9, makes California the second state to raise the legal smoking age...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can't be enforced, The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. The Justice Department's intervention puts the state in danger of losing hundreds of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday's research is part...
ATLANTA (AP) — Alleged members of the Gangster Disciples, including high-ranking leaders and a former Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the gang, have been charged with racketeering in federal indictments unsealed Wednesday. An...