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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because a vandal apparently sliced through a fiber-...
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add your own,"...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a car that was illegally street racing struck and killed two pedestrians and critically injured another in a residential area before its driver ran away. Capt. John McMahon says all three victims were stuck early Thursday by a gray...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers. The FCC was scheduled to meet Thursday in Washington to consider pre-...
NEW YORK (AP) — America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog last year for the 24th year after breaking poodles' decades-old record in 2013, according to American Kennel Club...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — This week's federal trial of a former Democratic powerbroker is expected to shed light on the maneuvering behind a multibillion-dollar megamall project that has languished for more than a decade at New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex. Now known as...
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that struck the former orchard worker but none that hit him in the back, a task force spokesman said Wednesday. The regional law...
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets — a multiple birth that's rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores celebrated the one-month birthdays Wednesday for...