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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A monthlong national effort to capture sex predators led to 275 arrests in Southern California that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy and a U.S. Army soldier, authorities said Thursday. The effort dubbed "...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former mining town in East Tennessee changed its name to Rocky Top on Thursday on a gamble that the popularity of the bluegrass standard will bring prosperity. Tim Sharp, mayor of the town of 1,800 people formerly known as Lake City, confirmed the vote...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's workplace safety agency confirmed Thursday that it has launched a review of the rape of a teacher inside a state prison classroom. The teacher was alone in a classroom with no guard nearby when a convicted rapist assaulted her. The Arizona Department of...
A man who nearly lost his life in New York City's first instance of bubonic plague in more than 100 years has died of an unrelated illness in a Santa Fe, New Mexico, hospital, his wife said Thursday. John Tull was diagnosed with a rare cancer last month, but doctors didn't...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed with enough signed petitions to bring their total signatures to 145,000 — far more than are needed for the measure to qualify for the...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon delivered five boxes stuffed with signed petitions to the state Capitol on Thursday. They say that brings their total signatures submitted to 145,000. That's far more than needed to qualify...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Acting National...
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, in one case possibly through a bondage website, according to police and a criminal...
NEW YORK (AP) — Poor New York City residents who have been detained in the immigration system and are facing deportation will now have legal representation to help them through the complicated proceedings after city lawmakers voted to fund a program advocates say is the first of...