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DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings. The homeowners nearly...
SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small population of...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents fleeing a massive blaze that killed a man and injured five people as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's bustling Mission District told officials they did not hear fire alarms and could not get to fire escapes. Authorities are examining...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about. Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis was cut short after a commotion broke out in the crowd. The Board of Alderman's public safety committee held a hearing on the proposal Wednesday night at City Hall, where...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan hedge fund manager has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for running a massive Connecticut-based investment fraud scheme that involved hundreds of millions of dollars. Francisco Illarramendi (ee'-yah-rah-MEHN'-dee) expressed remorse...
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — The gunman who killed 13 people at the Texas military base Fort Hood in 2009 may receive a new attorney to handle his appeals, which could complicate an already-delayed review process. Nidal Hasan appeared in court Thursday at Fort Leavenworth,...
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to move past its hard-partying...
DETROIT (AP) — Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there...