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DENVER (AP) — The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn't solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says. The report, issued...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say a woman who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. Huntington Beach Officer Jennifer Marlatt...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Along a short stretch of winding road through a nondescript apartment complex, two memorials of stuffed animals mark the spots where young men died. The sites are separated by roughly 1,000 feet, but in a sense are worlds apart. One is for Michael Brown,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, what was then the biggest mass murder in U.S. history turned a dance club into a smoky, flame-filled inferno that left nearly 90 people dead, some with drinks still clutched in their hands. That night, a Cuban refugee named Julio Gonzalez...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a long journey of conscience for a former Louisiana prosecutor. He went from celebrating a death sentence with rounds of drinks three decades ago to writing an anguished, open letter of apology after the convicted man was recently declared innocent and...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko begin their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College fraternity that had already been suspended is now accused of branding new members. The Alpha Delta fraternity has a history of disciplinary violations, including hazing, underage service of alcohol and hosting unregistered events. The...
DENVER (AP) — Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement. A report from the pro-legalization...
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper died in a shootout that also killed a bank robbery suspect who sheriff's officials believe fatally shot a motorist earlier in the day. The shooting occurred Tuesday evening in Fond du Lac, in eastern Wisconsin, Fond du...