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WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday. The investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement resulted in 252...
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. The Rev. Jesse...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps Thursday to help contain the spread of HIV in a county tied to 79 new infections since January, all of them linked to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive order...
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Florida boy shot his brothers during an argument over food, killing a 6-year-old and wounding a 16-year-old before fatally shooting himself inside their mobile home north of Tampa. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says the Wednesday evening...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his son, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., has been released from an Alabama prison after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds. Rev. Jackson confirmed around 5:30 a.m. Thursday that his son has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. New data released from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that The Villages, Florida, ranked...
BOSTON (AP) — When a gas explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Honduras last month, Paola Matute Porter suffered burns over 40 percent of her body. Now, she and three other children who were among dozens of patrons engulfed in flames are receiving free medical...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — By day, Tanya Lemon was a 35-year-old single mother who took care of her four children. By night, she worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse at a state group home in suburban Syracuse, paid to watch over vulnerable residents as they slept. That's also when she got...
A state-by-state look at examples of rare and endangered plants, highlighted by the New England Wild Flower Society in a report being released on Thursday: ___ CONNECTICUT Researchers say Connecticut is home to approximately 2,850 species of plants, about 62 percent native. The...