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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny island village on Alaska's storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground. The Inupiat Eskimo community of Shishmaref will hold a...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list. A Navy official said Friday that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress this month that a new fleet of...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses. The new law, which takes effect...
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson was given an additional 40 years in prison Friday for trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for killing his third wife. During his sentencing hearing in Randolph County...
SEATTLE (AP) — Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food...
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who bribed a top United Nations official to get support for business ventures has been sentenced to 20 months in prison. Sheri Yan was sentenced Friday. The 60-year-old pleaded guilty in January. She admitted paying more than $800,000 in bribes to former...
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump pulled off the upset — at least in television popularity. The Nielsen company estimated that 29.8 million people watched Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night on the commercial networks. That fell...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 4 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reconvene Congress so lawmakers can pass an emergency spending bill to fight the spread of the Zika virus. Nelson sent...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar's fortune on Friday, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing for six purported family members. Carver County Judge Kevin...