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WILLSBORO, N.Y. (AP) — Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison, but state police said...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled that it will not force the state to increase contributions to the pension funds for public workers, handing a court victory to Gov. Chris Christie as he considers whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination...
CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home. A...
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems. It's believed that San Francisco would be the first...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Commission found Tuesday that one officer acted within policy but the other violated it in the fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man last year. The commission's vote was unanimous involving both officers, finding that the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems. It's believed that San Francisco would be the first...
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's brief appearance in federal court Tuesday did little to answer a long list of legal questions about the case against him, and even created some new ones. The 73-year-old was in court in Chicago for the first time since a...
DENVER (AP) — Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration is warning of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest. The Agriculture and Interior departments said Tuesday their firefighting costs are...