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BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda. Senate leader Dean Skelos,...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted...
NEW YORK (AP) — Deep reds and shimmery golds dominated as celebrities attending the annual Met Gala on Monday embraced this year's inspiration: the massive exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," a look at Chinese fashion through the ages. Anna Wintour wore a Chanel...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty and cost of carrying out executions, lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty. If the Legislature outlaws capital...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel,...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officers arrested a man who appeared to be armed with a handgun in the same neighborhood where riots have broken out over the death of a man injured in police custody, but no one was hurt during the confrontation, authorities said Monday. Lt. Col. Melvin Russell...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files."...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers' custody. A Baltimore police officer who briefed reporters at the scene said police did not fire their weapons...