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HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on shooting of Houston deputy constable (all times local): 3:50 a.m. A Houston police spokesman says a male matching the description of the suspect in the shooting of a deputy constable is being questioned by investigators. Houston police spokesman Kese...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Proposals that critics say limit the rights of LGBT people are part of a backlash across the historically conservative South against the U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage. Those proposals are finding opponents, however,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before Southern California was paved over with freeways and covered with cars and millions of people, it was teeming with snakes, slugs, spiders, snails and uncounted other slimy, creepy, crawly creatures. And it still is, say scientists at the Los...
HOUSTON (AP) — A deputy constable was rushed to a hospital after a suspect approached him from behind and shot him six times outside a convenience store in Houston, authorities said. The incident happened between midnight and 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Pamela Greenwood, a...
WALPOLE, Maine (AP) — Say "infrastructure" and most people think roads and bridges, not tubes and valves. But to Bill Mook, the black box in the basement of his oyster hatchery is every bit as fundamental as the basic facilities and structures that serve as a community's...
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — By all accounts, tensions between Latino newcomers and whites have eased in the nearly eight years since a vicious hate-crime stabbing left an Ecuadorean immigrant dead. Enter Donald Trump. Trump's planned appearance at a GOP fundraiser on Thursday just...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question — about Penn State's famed football coach. "How's Joe Paterno?" Trump asked supporters. "Are we gonna bring that...
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The youngest of Charles Manson's followers to take part in one of the nation's most notorious killings is trying again for parole. Homecoming princess-turned-Manson-follower Leslie Van Houten is scheduled for her 21st hearing before a parole board panel on...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree costing millions. The...