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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois, on the cusp of entering its second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a dispute with the nation's top crime-fighting force. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the...
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered the release of a young Detroit man who is in prison after pleading guilty to killing four people at age 14, a crime for which a professional hit man later took responsibility. The prosecutor's office agreed Davontae Sanford's second-degree...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex assault (all times local): 11:05 a.m. One of the Stanford University graduate students who stopped a sexual assault on an unconscious woman says he saw a former...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Astronaut James Halsell Jr. seemed the very definition of someone with the right stuff. An Air Force Academy graduate and decorated test pilot, he commanded or piloted five space shuttle missions. NASA even turned to him for leadership as it was picking...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an imprisoned gang leader known as "The Godfather" ordered the kidnapping of the North Carolina assistant district attorney who put him away for life. Attorneys described their cases Tuesday in the trial of 51-year-old Kelvin Melton...
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has allowed New York authorities to pursue their claim that United Parcel Service, Inc. knowingly shipped about 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations to consumers, despite agreeing a decade ago to stop. A decision was...
DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) — He called himself "The Greatest," but Muhammad Ali was humble, friendly and eminently approachable whenever he came to this out-of-the-way spot in northeastern Pennsylvania to train throughout the 1970s. Since Ali's death last week at age 74, residents have...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is on the cusp of joining California and numerous other cities that have approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The D.C. Council will vote Tuesday on a bill that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The bill is expected...
DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) — He called himself "The Greatest," but Muhammad Ali was humble, friendly and approachable whenever he came to the Pennsylvania countryside to train. Since Ali's death last week at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to pay...