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HOUSTON (AP) — A former Texas prosecutor has been stripped of his law license after a panel of the State Bar of Texas determined he withheld evidence and used false testimony to win a capital murder conviction against a now-exonerated death row inmate. A three-member evidentiary...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive. The two states...
BOSTON (AP) — The man who was killed by Boston officers after he threatened them with a knife appears to represent the kind of homegrown extremist a federal pilot program seeks to counter. But his case also raises some doubts about whether the preventive measures can even work...
PHOENIX (AP) — A particularly aggressive strain of honey bee has been menacing parts of Arizona in recent weeks, with some people getting stung so many times that they've been hospitalized. In the past week alone, an 84-year-old man from the Tucson area was stung more than 2,000...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Republican straw poll, once a staple campaign event for GOP presidential candidates, is vanishing because of waning interest from 2016 hopefuls and questions about its relevancy. A governing board for the Republican Party of Iowa voted...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black. Rachel Dolezal would not answer questions about her...
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man facing trial on child sexual assault charges fatally stabbed a woman and her 16-year-old daughter out of retaliation because they were set to testify against him, a prosecutor said Friday, calling it an "absolute attack on the system." Lancaster...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she's white but has portrayed herself as black. Rachel Dolezal tells The Spokesman-Review newspaper ( http://...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A landmark trade bill that tops President Barack Obama's second-term agenda faces a showdown vote in the House as Democrats mount a last-ditch effort to kill it. The outcome was uncertain and the drama intense heading into Friday's votes. In frantic 11th-hour...