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COLOME, S.D. (AP) — Everybody knows Russell Bertram in this tiny prairie town of about 300, where the skyline is etched by a grain mill, city hall is the size of a one-bedroom apartment and there's too little traffic to justify a stoplight. The three tables in the back of the...
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — It's not just the loss of loyal customers that worries jeweler Howard Diamond, or the extra tax burden that businesses like his may have to carry as General Electric pulls the plug on Fairfield. As he approaches retirement and thinks about selling his...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — When medical marijuana became available this month in New York, Brittany Barger was one of the first patients to navigate the state's rules and make it through a dispensary door. "When you're as sick as I am, you'll try anything," said Barger, who has...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jury in New Orleans late Friday returned a guilty verdict in the trial of the only suspect arrested in a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine other people wounded. Trung Le, 22, was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of...
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest in the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii's Oahu (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Oregonian reports that a man from Oregon is among the 12 Marines missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii. The newspaper identified the man as 21-year-old...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With two weeks to go until Iowans head to the polls in the first vote of the 2016 primary season, Republican front-runner Donald Trump ramped up his attacks against rival Ted Cruz on Friday, while Jeb Bush scored a key endorsement for his White...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnant women should avoid traveling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday. The illness is caused by the Zika virus which is spread through mosquito bites. It...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnant women should avoid traveling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday. The illness is caused by the Zika virus which is spread through mosquito bites. It...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A leak from an underground natural gas storage facility that has sickened Los Angeles residents and sent thousands from their homes has been out of control for 12 weeks and a possible fix is expected no sooner than March. Here are some things to know about it...