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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A loud boom that knocked a Rhode Island beachgoer out of her chair is still a mystery days later, and with no evidence of an explosive device and few clues in the sand, investigators and scientists are wondering whether this was a bizarre case of nature...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement report —...
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on Monday, days before the anniversary of his death. Eric Garner's family in October filed a notice of claim, the first...
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple said Monday that a father who vanished while officers searched for his missing infant daughter stole their car at gunpoint and was the carjacking suspect who police shot and killed after a car chase. Michael Prado said Matthew...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City reached a settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody. The family filed a notice of claim in October, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city, asking for $...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spotlight is bright enough to thaw even Pluto. Well, not quite, but the tiny, icy world is getting front-page, prime-time attention as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms closer. Tuesday morning's 31,000-mph flyby — with closest approach at 7,767...
CHICAGO (AP) — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests. Very rarely, these results may indicate cancer in the women when follow-up testing shows the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling America "a nation of second chances," President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday in what the White House hopes will be just one prong of a broader push to make the criminal justice system fairer while...
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. In a statement Monday,...