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ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Four bodies have been found inside a Connecticut house where four people had been missing after an early morning fire swept through a two-family house in a working class neighborhood on Wednesday, fire officials said. The officials did not release the names...
HONOLULU (AP) — The estranged son of a 67-year-old Hawaii fisherman rescued after 12 days at sea says the ordeal has motivated him to reunite with the man after not speaking to him since the 1990s. His father, Ron Ingraham, arrived Wednesday on the Hawaiian island of Molokai,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running. Architects of the proposal said it was the best way to keep the pension plans viable and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elected officials and drug-policy advocates hoped to make the nation's capital the first place on the East Coast with legal pot. They wanted to use the District of Columbia as further encouragement for states to make their own marijuana laws, and they were...
HONOLULU (AP) — The estranged son of a 67-year-old Hawaii fisherman rescued after 12 days at sea says the ordeal is leading him to reunite with the father he hasn't spoken to since the 1990s. Father Ron Ingraham arrived Wednesday to the Hawaii island of Molokai, where he lives...
Jorge "Jinho" Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff's deputy in Alameda County, California. "I feel like you have to prove yourself on every level," said Ferreira, 39, who patrols about 30 miles east of San Francisco. "You...
DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that a Detroit-area man arranged to have his wife killed because his comfortable suburban marriage was colliding with his desire to indulge in bondage and masochism with other women. Bob Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park is charged with...
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Alabama woman accused of being part of an incestuous sex ring provided graphic evidence about horrendous child molestation, but it didn't answer a baffling question before testimony ended Wednesday: What happened to a young victim who is...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private...