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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has never been shy about buttonholing elected officials, but it's seldom been easier since Texas' new lieutenant governor set up regular conference calls for select business leaders and donors to advise him on issues before the...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A law enforcement official says three people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for...
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A transformer failed at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing a fire that forced an automatic shutdown of a reactor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable, said a spokesman for owner...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty in the southern Mississippi city of Hattiesburg. Coroner Butch Benedict in Mississippi's Forrest County told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ( http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp )...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two Mississippi police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ( http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp ) on Saturday night that both Hattiesburg officers had...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two Mississippi police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ( http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp ) Saturday night that both Hattiesburg officers had died...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joanne Carson, the second wife of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, has died in Southern California. She was 83. Ed Rada, the executor of her estate, says Carson died Friday at her longtime home in Los Angeles. Rada says she had been in declining health and...
PHOENIX (AP) — A female guard was sexually assaulted by a male inmate at an Arizona prison in the second such attack on an employee in the last 18 months, corrections officials said. The April 13 attack at the state prison complex in Yuma was only revealed by the state...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. Held on the eve of Mother's Day, the...