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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A student who's losing time in the classroom. A mother trying to show strength to her 8-year-old daughter. A reluctant protester led away in handcuffs. These transgender residents of North Carolina were swiftly and directly affected by the new state law that...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and Shiitakepalooza. At least 100 people are expected to gather at the Eddy Farm in Middlebury on Saturday to help two mushroom growers prepare logs for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Videotaped testimony in which media mogul Sumner Redstone says he doesn't want his longtime companion in his life anymore may be enough to end a mental competency trial, a judge said Friday. "Mr. Redstone's testimony was strong," Los Angeles County Superior...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man approached a school playground during recess and stabbed a 7-year-old girl Friday, leaving her seriously hurt, police said. Dayton police said Friday evening they were still searching for a suspect who ran from the World of Wonder school following the...
BOSTON (AP) — Students who join Harvard's male-only social clubs won't be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in fall 2017. The new policy, announced Friday by Harvard's first female president, also applies to other unofficial single-...
NEW YORK (AP) — A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should the tavern serve her? It's against the law to refuse, under guidelines the city Human Rights Commission...
Andrew Kornfeld's red-eye flight to bring a prescription drug to Prince has been described by his attorney as a "lifesaving mission" to persuade the superstar to start treatment for addiction. Instead, the 26-year-old Californian found Prince collapsed in an elevator, perhaps...
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — For a classroom of elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn't on the wall. It was on their desks. A Woodbury teacher wrote inspirational messages directly on her students' desks Monday before they...
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. Eulalio Tordil, an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides...