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A Mississippi police chief who had just been suspended shot and killed himself Thursday in the police department's parking lot, officials said, in what was described as "a bad day for law enforcement." Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest, Hancock...
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials proposed a series of steps to fight coral bleaching that's threatening the state's reefs, including new marine protected areas, limits on fishing and controlling polluted runoff from land. Hawaii's ocean temperatures have been rising as...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has said he will rule by Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's lawsuit that challenges federal permits for the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. The lawsuit alleges that the pipeline, which would be placed less than a mile...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Prosecutors announced Thursday they will not pursue a second trial against McDonnell or his wife on corruption charges, a decision that comes more than two...
NOVELTY, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man who claims he's worth $120 million and is the son of a late former Iranian prince hid his wealth in order to collect food stamp payments and Medicaid. WKYC-TV reports ( http://on.wkyc.com/2cytPTL ) authorities last week raided the...
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The giant luxury cruise liner was anchored just off Nome, too hulking to use the Bering Sea community's docks on its inaugural visit. Instead, its more than 900 passengers piled into small transport boats and motored to shore, where they snapped photos of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — During Bawitha Tling's tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar's dictatorship — first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia — one of the few constants in his life was soccer. "We played every day in our country at...
BOSTON (AP) — A public art project in Boston's Chinatown highlights the effect of development on the lively, historic downtown neighborhood. Life-size portraits of residents through the neighborhood's long history are going up in plazas and on street corners for about a week...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have suggested for the first time that racial bias is to blame...