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WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths. "I'm here to...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state trooper's dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense — and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been charged with assault. As Levar Jones cried in pain waiting...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chicken sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking company employee abandoned it at least three days earlier. The driver left the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to take cover but bringing no immediate reports of major damages. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, and hit at 9:51 a.m...
DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing transgender employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against Harris Funeral Homes of Garden City, Michigan, and Lakeland...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oil industry's leading trade group has adopted new standards for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people. As with earlier orders from the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said. The chase through three counties and over two bridges...