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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state's five-year drought, water officials said Monday. Members of the state Water Resources Control Board - czars of...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's new police chief was ready to wrap up a long career with retirement and life as a "beach bum." Instead, he felt called to help turn around a department that has come under intense scrutiny since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Common Application used for college admissions at more than 600 institutions is changing a question it asks about student criminal records, as the U.S. Department of Education urges schools to consider dropping the question altogether. A spokeswoman for...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge accused of inappropriate sexual relationships resigned Monday after new allegations surfaced suggesting that he used his authority to repeatedly sexually abuse young male defendants going back at least 30 years to his time as a...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An elite boarding school where dozens of alumni say they were sexually abused by staff and fellow students is negotiating possible settlements with lawyers for more than 30 of those victims, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press...
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — With drab olive chairs and worn carpet, the conference room in the low-slung administrative building near the Genesee County wastewater treatment plant isn't fancy, but it showcases one of Jeff Wright's greatest treasures: Permit No. 2009-001. Wright...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California's drought conservation measures (all times local): 12:10 a.m. California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns as the state's drought eases. The state Water Resources Control Board...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A college professor in Georgia might make summer school great again. Starting next week, professor Robert Smith is teaching a college class devoted almost entirely to the candidacy of Donald Trump. Students at Savannah State University will earn three credit...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's LGBT law (all times local): 1:15 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says Congress should "bring clarity" to the nation's anti-discrimination laws. McCrory made the remarks during a Monday news conference hours after his...