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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So...
DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine cleanup crew. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a match-up of seven GOP candidates who didn't have the poll numbers to make the main event. It was a chance for the four current and former governors, a sitting...
ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on an attack at a Nashville-area movie theater (all times local): 6 p.m. The Nashville police officer who first engaged a disturbed homeless man inside a movie theater says he heard pops that sounded as if they came from a small-caliber gun and...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say admitted while applying for a Missouri State Highway Patrol job that he had had sexual contact with several underage girls was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison. Cedric Lovejoy, 29, of Plato, was undergoing a polygraph...
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness. Since its appearance late last...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general was charged Thursday with leaking secret grand jury information to strike back at her critics, then lying about it under oath, in a case that could spell the downfall of the state's highest-ranking female politician...
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands a disaster area and is ordering federal aid to help the U.S. territory in the aftermath of a destructive typhoon. The White House on Thursday announced the disaster declaration...