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ATLANTA (AP) — The number of hate crimes reported to police increased by about 6.7 percent last year, led largely by a 67 percent surge in crimes against Muslims, according to FBI statistics released Monday. Civil rights groups had been raising concerns about an anti-Muslim...
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of stamping out soda tax proposals with well-financed campaigns, Big Soda is suddenly finding itself up against bigger adversaries. Voters and lawmakers in five municipalities such as San Francisco and the county that includes Chicago approved special...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving and welcoming people fleeing conflict and violence is part of their identity...
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The mycelium grows around small pieces of stalks and...
CEDAR HILL, Texas (AP) — The parent company of Chili's says it wants to make things right after a veteran had his free meal taken away on Veterans Day. Ernest Walker posted a video to Facebook on Friday of a manager taking away his meal at a Chili's in the Dallas suburb of Cedar...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was accused of killing her twin sister by driving their vehicle off a Hawaii cliff in May was being held in a New York jail Monday after again being charged with murder. New York State Police announced over the weekend that Alexandria Duval, 38,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meet the new Congress — the first Latina senator, three House members moving across the Capitol to the Senate and a few former lawmakers who seized their old jobs back. Just like college freshmen, the recently elected members of the House — at least 50 —...
To fight rampant misuse of prescription painkillers and heroin, the federal government has approved spending more than $23 million to fund treatment projects that include giving monthly injections of Vivitrol to prison inmates. Vivitrol targets receptors in the brain's reward...
SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has aggressively marketed an unproven drug to...