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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California, acknowledging the political...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said. The carvings discovered earlier this month measure about 4 feet...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A member of a suburban church was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of another churchgoer in an altercation during Sunday services. Mark Storms was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting at Keystone Fellowship Church in North Wales, a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people closely tied to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters. The accused include Syed Raheel Farook. His brother and sister-in-law, Syed...
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to...
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday to charges expected to keep him locked up at least until he's 21 for opening fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria for reasons that remain unclear. James Austin Hancock, replying "Yes sir" and "No sir" as...
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Outraged Oklahoma lawmakers say they'll move quickly to change a loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law after the state's highest criminal court found it doesn't apply to cases where the victim is unconscious or intoxicated. Rep. Scott Biggs said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says that about 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people. U.S. officials say that the...