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WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of vandalizing other historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial in 2013 will not be prosecuted. Online court records show that a judge on Tuesday dismissed the case...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors offered a $25,000 reward Tuesday to help catch an attacker who shot and wounded three members of a family and kidnapped a 3-week-old girl who was later found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border. The award for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite efforts by New York City officials to tout a dip in serious crime, another statistic is getting more attention — a steep decline in the number of arrests across all five boroughs in the two weeks since two police officers were shot dead in their patrol...
Piper Gutzler's desk no longer holds her belongings in her fourth-grade classroom, but rather letters and pictures from her schoolmates. Similar remembrances found their way into her locker at the southern Illinois school on students' first day back since the rural plane crash...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Gilbert was part of the trust-fund-baby crowd, a handsome Princeton grad who flitted between his Manhattan home and the Hamptons and attended society parties at museums and symphonies while living off an allowance from his parents. On the surface, it was a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite efforts by New York City officials to tout a dip in serious crime, another statistic is getting more attention — a steep decline in the number of arrests across all five boroughs in the two weeks since two police officers were shot dead in their patrol...
California's high-speed rail project promises to reduce the Los Angeles to San Francisco trip to less than three hours. Some other facts: Q: How fast will it be compared to other high-speed trains? A: About average, with top speeds of about 200 mph. That's similar to trains in...
NEW YORK (AP) — To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids. A report Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found six Americans die each day from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner says he wants President Barack Obama to back Republican bills on energy and jobs as a way to break the partisan logjam that has stalled legislation in recent years. In prepared remarks, the Ohio Republican also used...