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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...
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Facebook page of a local brewery lit up with condemnations: Loyal beer drinkers said the brewers were greedy "sellouts." Some fans threatened to boycott the brand. One declared he would stop wearing a T-shirt promoting the beer. What did the brewers do to...
Angry parents of children at a California high school have slammed a sex education class — taught by employees of Planned Parenthood — that they claim encourages young teens to have sex. Parents of 13- and 14-year-olds at Acalanes High School in Lafayette are furious at the...
Angry parents of children at a California high school have slammed a sex education class — taught by employees of Planned Parenthood — that they claim encourages young teens to have sex. Parents of 13- and 14-year-olds at Acalanes High School in Lafayette are furious at the...