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HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency officials say hazardous materials have been released into the air from a warehouse complex fire in Houston that's generating towering plumes of black smoke. City officials issued an alert Thursday ordering people in nearby homes and businesses to stay...
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's embattled state's attorney asked a judge Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times. Anita Alvarez has faced months of criticism over her handling of the...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is accustomed to being at the back of the class in funding for public education: It ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in teacher pay and 49th in spending per student. But even many long-suffering Oklahoma educators and...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Cook County's embattled state's attorney has asked to recuse her office from prosecuting a case involving a white Chicago...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George's School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop...
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...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After 15 hours of mostly private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the ailing Detroit Public Schools early Thursday. House lawmakers started session Wednesday and emerged from a series of private caucus meetings to...
NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. By and large, U.S. bank customers have signed away their right to sue their bank in court, often without being aware of it. Buried in the fine print of credit card...