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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church. Mayor Pedro Segarra said he plans to meet with clergy, community leaders and others Friday to...
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Memorable words and definitions from the semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee: ___ ROLLMOPS: Pickled fillets of herring rolled into a cylindrical shape, often around a savory filling. Monisha Mahadevan, 14, of Atlanta, got this wrong. ___...
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline were off-limits to surfing and swimming Thursday as scientists looked for the source of globs of tar that washed ashore. The sand and surf on south Santa Monica Bay appeared...
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has revealed plans to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. The proposal announced...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. The newspaper's executive editor, Martin Baron, said in a statement that Post reporter Jason Rezaian never wrote directly to the White...
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot reeked of alcohol after his plane struck a communications tower on the ground at Melbourne International Airport in central Florida. Christopher Hall was charged Wednesday with reckless operation of a vessel and child abuse without...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor. Senators in the one-house...
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers. The photograph, which is believed to have been...