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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man stabbed to death last week on a Las Vegas Strip pedestrian walkway was identified Tuesday as a homeless ex-convict from Pennsylvania dubbed the "pantyhose prankster" and sentenced to prison for making lurid telephone calls to women in several Eastern...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two buses carrying children home from an intermediate and a primary school collided on a Tennessee highway, killing two children and an adult. Another 27 people were injured in the Tuesday afternoon crash. Police did not immediately say what caused the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three-year drought gripping California has shrunk reservoirs, rivers, creeks and snowpack while leaving residents drawing heavily on underground aquifers to water everything from lawns to crops. Farmers account for about 80 percent of water used in the...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two buses bringing children home from school collided on a Tennessee highway Tuesday afternoon, killing two students and an adult and injuring another 23 people. Police did not immediately say what caused the crash that sent one of the buses onto its side...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her lawsuit against the Orono school...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A recent hammer attack that killed a 32-year-old immigrant has members of St. Louis' sizable Bosnian community embracing some of the same tactics as Ferguson protesters — albeit in hopes of attracting a stronger police presence rather than opposing it. Hundreds...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's minimum-wage workers will earn $13 an hour by 2019 under a plan the City Council approved overwhelmingly on Tuesday. Pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the change makes the nation's third-largest city the latest to raise its rate. Still, opponents worry about...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next week and simultaneously challenges President Barack Obama's decision to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. A separate...
ATLANTA (AP) — A pet Siberian lynx attacked a woman who was feeding it in an affluent Atlanta neighborhood Tuesday, landing her in the hospital with injuries to her head, police said. The owners of the animal, which can weigh up to 90 pounds, were out of town and made...