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The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country, most of which haven't even recovered from the Great Recession, and the burden could end up falling on taxpayers. Stocks have been tumbling in the first weeks of 2016, with the Dow Jones...
BOSTON (AP) — Winter is bearing down anew, and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it. Eighteen juniors representing several engineering disciplines in professor David Mooney's problem-solving and design class spent the fall semester inventing...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first of nine defendants in a massive U.S. Navy bribery case was sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday for providing classified military information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for an iPad, hotel stays, monthly cash payments and other...
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday there's nothing wrong with a little deal-making to get things done. "You know what? There's a point at which: Let's get to be a little establishment," he told about 1,500 people at a rally at...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine recently released from Iran in a prisoner-swap deal returned to his home state of Michigan on Thursday, saying shortly after his airplane landed that he had endured "a very long road." Amir Hekmati, who spent 4½ years in an Iranian prison...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women while on his beat in a low-income Oklahoma City neighborhood was ordered Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Jurors had recommended that Daniel Holtzclaw be sentenced to...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon plan to hold a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal control of public land and tear up their grazing contracts...
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge again criticized the city of Chicago Thursday for how it dealt with a police-shooting video as he tossed a civil case against one of two officers involved in a fatal 2013 shooting of a black teenager suspected in a carjacking. Judge Robert...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-...