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NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters, The...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local): 6 a.m. Atlantic City's main casino workers union has begun picketing against the Trump Taj Mahal casino amid a contract dispute...
STUART, Fla. (AP) — As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem. The Corps' Jacksonville District planned to begin the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway...
HOOD CANAL, Wash. (AP) — A team of scientists is investigating whether growing seaweed can reduce carbon dioxide levels in the inland marine waters of Puget Sound. They're hoping to find a strategy to ease the local effects of ocean acidification — when seas absorb carbon...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs in denying or delaying services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves filed an order overnight in two lawsuits blocking...
DENVER (AP) — A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say. The falsified data from...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say their breath test machines have been recalibrated and returned to service after discovering they were improperly calibrated. Private attorney Joseph Kelley, who notified police of the issue on Wednesday, says he estimates between 500...
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says an 8-year-old boy who fell into a pool on a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey and nearly drowned is in critical condition. Coast Guard Senior Chief Steven Allard tells the New York Daily News that the boy had been in the water...