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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — No law enforcement statistics even come close to backing up Republican Gov. Paul LePage's assertion that blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of heroin-trafficking arrests in Maine. LePage, who previously told the Portland NAACP chapter to "...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two people were shot to death Monday at a carnival celebrating Caribbean culture in the hours before the city's annual West Indian Day Parade. The bloodshed came amid unprecedented precautions taken by police to ensure safety at an event routinely marred by...
BOSTON (AP) — In 2012, freelance journalist Theo Padnos slipped into Syria to cover its unfolding civil war and was promptly kidnapped by members of an al-Qaida branch. Convinced he was a CIA agent because he spoke Arabic, the group held the Massachusetts native for nearly two...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Clinton has made a surprise appearance at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. Clinton stopped by the annual festival on Sunday to register people to vote in the upcoming presidential election. While he was there, he took photos and chatted with...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily evacuated and some flights were delayed after a traffic stop caused a security breach Sunday. Some travelers became concerned when officers asked them to move inside Terminal 3 as they conducted a...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An ex-convict accused of shooting and wounding two unarmed officers inside a central California jail is behind bars, facing charges of attempted murder and possessing a handgun as a felon, authorities said. Thong Vang, 37, also was booked on suspicion of...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida say they will always remember their sweet little boy. Melissa and Matt Graves spoke to a group of several hundred people gathered at a high school football stadium...
HONOLULU (AP) — The world's largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report released Sunday at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The International Union...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An ex-convict accused of shooting and wounding two unarmed officers inside a central California jail is behind bars, facing charges of attempted murder and possessing a handgun as a felon, authorities said. Thong Vang, 37, also was booked on suspicion of...